Published Online: 1 April 1982
Page Count: 11
Scientific advisor-hair and fibers, Science and Technology Advisory Group, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa, Ontario
The author presents an expanded discussion of his work on the probability of errors in forensic science comparisons of human hair. The presentation includes a clarification of some areas of past work on this topic, a discussion of the concept of error probabilities as applied to associative evidence in general and to hair comparisons in particular, an explanation of factors that differentiate hair comparisons from other forms of associative evidence, and a direct response to criticisms of the author's past work.
Paper ID: JFS11483J