Volume 23, Issue 4 (October 1978)

    Some Further Thoughts on Probabilities and Human Hair Comparisons

    (Received 2 February 1978; accepted 17 April 1978)

    Published Online: October

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Publication of two previous papers [1,2] on the subject of human hair comparisons has aroused considerable interest. The significance of this research is not in the actual probability numbers found but in the experimental proof of the proposition that macroscopic and microscopic hair comparison is a useful technique and that hair evidence is good evidence. Although the results of the two studies are not inconsistent with those expected by an experienced hair examiner, some further experimental confirmation was attempted. Also, the limitations and use of such results require elaboration. A discussion of the individualization of human hair and the role of this type of work will be given.


    Author Information:

    Gaudette, BD
    In charge, Hair and Fibre Section, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Crime Detection Laboratory, Edmonton, Alberta


    Stock #: JFS10734J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10734J

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