The DS Method for Evidence Characterization

    Volume 19, Issue 4 (October 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1974

    Page Count: 10


    Bryan, DE
    Principal chemist, Activation Analysis Service and senior chemist, Intelcom Rad Tech, San Diego, Calif.

    Lukens, HR
    Principal chemist, Activation Analysis Service and senior chemist, Intelcom Rad Tech, San Diego, Calif.

    (Received 23 August 1973; accepted 22 January 1974)

    Abstract

    The scientific comparison of materials is often used as an aid to assigning responsibility for infractions of the law. A suspect, for example, may (or may not) be linked to the scene of a crime, depending on whether his hair matches (or does not match) hair found at the scene. The confidence in conclusions reached by such comparisons depends on the number of measured characteristics and the manner in which such characteristics vary among both the universe of such material and the appropriate subset; for example, the variance of hair among humans and the variance of hair on a single human.


    Paper ID: JFS10476J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10476J

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