Forensic breakthrough helps explain how innocent people's clothing fibres could end up at crime scenes

Kelly Sheridan*, Matteo Gallidabino

*Corresponding author for this work

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Every time you put on a coat, hug somebody or sit on a sofa you leave behind tiny little fibres from your clothing. You also pick up fibres left behind by other people. This movement of fibres is known as fibre transfer and forensic scientists can use this to solve crimes.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2020

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