The Use of an Agglomerative Numerical Technique in Physical Evidence Comparisons

    Volume 20, Issue 4 (October 1975)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1975

    Page Count: 8


    Thornton, JI
    Assistant professor of forensic science, School of Criminology, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

    (Received 13 February 1975; accepted 3 April 1975)

    Abstract

    There is an element of subjectivity to virtually all types of examinations conducted in the forensic laboratory. The level of this subjectivity may range from relatively low, as in the interpretation of certain instrumental results, to relatively high, as in the comparison of handwriting or firearms evidence. It is generally held, however, that comparisons of physical evidence should be as objective as possible.


    Paper ID: JFS10320J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10320J

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