The Morphology and Evidential Significance of Human Hair Roots

    Volume 33, Issue 1 (January 1988)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Fraas, C
    Detective-criminalist, Scientific Investigation Bureau, Nassau County Police Department, Mineola, NY

    Callery, FX
    Detective-criminalists, Crime Laboratory, New York City, NY

    Petraco, N
    Detective-criminalists, Crime Laboratory, New York City, NY

    De Forest, PR
    Professor of criminalistics, John Jay College/CUNY, New York, NY

    (Received 7 March 1987; accepted 20 April 1987)

    Abstract

    A discussion of the morphology of human hair roots is presented. In addition to descriptions of variants of the root appearance for hairs removed from follicles in the three classical growth phases, several other commonly occurring root configurations are described and illustrated with photomicrographs. The possible evidential significance of each in certain case situations is discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS12437J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12437J

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