Preliminary Experiments on the Transfer of Animal Hair During Simulated Criminal Behavior

    Volume 43, Issue 6 (November 1998)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 2


    D'Andrea, F
    Associate Professor in Forensic Science, Institut de Police Scientifique et de Criminologie, University of Lausanne, Bâtiment de Chimie, Lausanne-Dorigny,

    Fridez, F
    Associate Professor in Forensic Science, Institut de Police Scientifique et de Criminologie, University of Lausanne, Bâtiment de Chimie, Lausanne-Dorigny,

    Coquoz, R
    Associate Professor in Forensic Science, Institut de Police Scientifique et de Criminologie, University of Lausanne, Bâtiment de Chimie, Lausanne-Dorigny,

    (Received 5 December 1997; accepted 23 March 1998)

    Abstract

    Hairs from cats and dogs may be extremely important when used as evidence in the investigation of certain crimes and offenses. Certain parameters such as transfer and persistence are likely to be very similar to those encountered with fibers. These two parameters have been examined for dog and cat hair.

    The results confirm that hairs cling easily to various surfaces and that they are transferred in large numbers. It is almost impossible to enter a house where a domestic animal lives without being contaminated by its hair.


    Paper ID: JFS14399J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14399J

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    Title Preliminary Experiments on the Transfer of Animal Hair During Simulated Criminal Behavior
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