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Forensic Examination of Fibres, Third Edition

By James R. Robertson, Claude Roux, Ken Wiggins

CRC Press – 2015 – 450 pages

Series: International Forensic Science and Investigation

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    978-1-43-982864-9
    August 14th 2015
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Description

This detailed volume covers forensic fibre examination from the recovery of the evidence, through the different stages of laboratory examination, to the evaluation of the meaning of findings. It includes information on specific techniques and fibres, discusses the interpretation of data as evidence, and considers the future of fibre examinations. Topics include the examination of damaged textiles, infrared microspectroscopy and thin layer chomatography, and color analyses. Thoroughly revised, this edition also includes three new chapters: Textile and Fibre Science Basics for Forensic Application, New Instrumental Approaches to Fibre Examination, and Future Trends for Forensic Fibre Examination.

Contents

Textile and fibre science basics for forensic application; Fergusson and Thomas

Textile damage interpretation; Robertson and Thomas

Ropes and Cordage; Wiggins

From crime scene to laboratory; Roux and Robertson

Microscopical examination of fibres; Palenik

Colour analysis of fibres; Wiggins and Biermann

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy; Kirkbride and Thomas

Other instrumental approaches to fibre examination; Roux

Interpretation of fibres evidence

Factors influencing interpretation; Grieve and Roux

Aids to interpretation; Roux and Wiggins

Use of Bayesian statistics; Champod and Taroni

Future trends for forensic fibre examination

New fibres; Nehse and Kock

Emerging Technologies and management considerations; Houck

Name: Forensic Examination of Fibres, Third Edition (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By James R. Robertson, Claude Roux, Ken Wiggins. This detailed volume covers forensic fibre examination from the recovery of the evidence, through the different stages of laboratory examination, to the evaluation of the meaning of findings. It includes information on specific techniques and fibres,...
Categories: Industrial Textiles, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Science