Damage to a Wire Security Screen: Adapting the Principles of Clothing Damage Analysis

    Volume 43, Issue 4 (July 1998)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Taupin, JM
    Forensic scientist, Victoria Forensic Science Centre, Victoria Police, Macleod, Victoria

    (Received 5 September 1997; accepted 5 November 1997)

    Abstract

    The analysis of damage to a wire security door in a homicide investigation is described. The principles of damage analysis to fabric weaves were utilized in the examination of the open mesh wires. The results supported only one of the two alternative scenarios proposed to account for the damage. The findings illustrate that valuable information from damage analysis may still be obtained from textile products traditionally only considered suitable for toolmark or physical fit evidence.


    Paper ID: JFS14325J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14325J

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    Title Damage to a Wire Security Screen: Adapting the Principles of Clothing Damage Analysis
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    Committee E30