Forensic Examination of Fibers: Transfer and Persistence

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Third Edition
EditorsHeidi Eldridge, Simon Lewis, Kevin Lothridge, Paul Reedy, Lauren Wilson
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780128236789
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


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