Journal Published Online: 01 January 1999
Volume 44, Issue 1

Comparing the Alleged Weapon with Damage to Clothing—The Value of Multiple Layers and Fabrics



The examination of damage to multiple layers of clothing of an attempted murder victim is described. The large number of cuts to the garments, the multiple layers and the varying types of fabric composing these garments gave valuable information as to the possible implement causing the damage. The results also show that some types of material may better reflect the geometry of the suspect weapon than others.

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Taupin, JM
Victoria Forensic Science Centre, Victoria Police, Forensic Drive, Macleod, Victoria, Australia
Pages: 3
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Stock #: JFS14436J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14436J