Probabilities and Human Hair Comparison

    Volume 27, Issue 2 (April 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 April 1982

    Page Count: 7

    Barnett, PD
    Criminalist, Forensic Science Associates, Emeryville, CA

    Ogle, RR
    Criminalist, Institute of Criminalistics, Vallejo, CA

    (Received 2 April 1981; accepted 13 July 1981)


    Critical review shows that probability estimates regarding human scalp and pubic hair individualization are in error owing to defects in experimental design. The inherent bias is evaluated to preclude improper use of these probability estimates in the future.

    Paper ID: JFS11482J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11482J

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    Title Probabilities and Human Hair Comparison
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30