Volume 43, Issue 1 (January 1998)

    Distinguishing Between New and Slightly Worn Underwear: A Case Study

    (Received 13 September 1996; accepted 21 April 1997)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    This case study relates to a suspect accused of shoplifting a pair of underwear briefs from a department store. The report presents a method that was used to distinguish between new and used underwear employing both laser examination for biological staining and microscopical examination for thread wear.


    Author Information:

    Lott, PF
    Microscopist, Specialized Scientific Services LLC, Twin Oaks, Kansas City, MO

    Frank Booth, R
    Forensic chemist, Regional Criminalistics Laboratory Kansas City Missouri Police Department, Kansas City, MO


    Stock #: JFS16114J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS16114J

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    Title Distinguishing Between New and Slightly Worn Underwear: A Case Study
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