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The Morphology and Evidential Significance of Human Hair Roots
Scientific Investigation Bureau, Nassau County Police Department,
De Forest, PR
Professor of criminalistics,
John Jay College/CUNY,
(Received 7 March 1987; accepted 20 April 1987)
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.
criminalistics, hair, microscopy
Paper ID: JFS12437J
Title The Morphology and Evidential Significance of Human Hair Roots
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