|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Third Edition|
|Editors||Heidi Eldridge, Simon Lewis, Kevin Lothridge, Paul Reedy, Lauren Wilson|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2023|
Locard׳s exchange principle describes how trace evidence is easily transferred between surfaces and textile fibers are no different. Given textile fibers are omnipresent in everyday life, they are commonly found in criminal cases. This article explains fiber transfer mechanisms and reviews the factors that influence fiber transfer and their persistence. This topic is central to the interpretation of fiber evidence and its significance cannot be overstated.