Criminalist, Santa Clara County Laboratory of Criminalistics Office of the District Attorney, San Jose, CA
(Received 29 January 1983; accepted 16 April 1983)
Simple, step-by-step methods are described for developing fibers as evidence. The methods involve recovery of adherent fibers from the surfaces of textile articles with a readily fashioned adhesive rolling device, systematic search of the recovered fibers, segregation, characterization, and comparison. Also described are methods for photomicrographic recording. The methods were developed from experience to meet the practical needs of a forensic science laboratory worker. Observations drawn from case experience are given and case illustrations are described.
Paper ID: JFS11633J