Journal Published Online: 01 January 1998
Volume 43, Issue 1

Distinguishing Between New and Slightly Worn Underwear: A Case Study



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.

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Frank Booth, R
Regional Criminalistics Laboratory Kansas City Missouri Police Department, Kansas City, MO
Lott, PF
Microscopist, Specialized Scientific Services LLC, Twin Oaks, Kansas City, MO
Pages: 2
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Stock #: JFS16114J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS16114J