Journal Published Online: 01 September 1999
Volume 44, Issue 5

Construction of a Roller Device for the Collection of Hair and Fiber Evidence



The discovery of hair and fiber evidence can be of critical importance in the investigation of crimes, particularly violent crimes. A procedure is described for the construction and assembly of a roller device that utilizes readily available components and single-sided adhesive tape. The advantages over previously described roller devices include decreases in both the potential for contamination and the time required for construction of the device, as well as the ability to disinfect all of the roller components.

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Swinton, SF
New York State Police, Forensic Investigation Center, Biological Sciences Section, Albany, New York
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Stock #: JFS12050J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS12050J