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Trace Evidence in Hair & Fibers - Chapter Summary
This short chapter can help you feel confident in your understanding of trace evidence in hair and fibers. Whether you want to strengthen your knowledge of microscopic hair analysis or gain greater insight into fiber analysis, our fun lessons can help. Explore this chapter any time using any computer or mobile device, and benefit from access to short quizzes, a practice exam and subject-matter experts who can answer your lesson topic questions. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to do the following:
- Define and share examples of trace evidence
- Describe the procedure of microscopic hair analysis and explain how results are attained
- Discuss ways to determine differences between human and animal hairs
- Detail the procedure for fiber analysis in forensics
1. Trace Evidence: Definition, Analysis & Examples
Forensic science is made up of several different 'sub-disciplines' or smaller categories of study. Trace evidence is one of these categories. This lesson will explain what trace evidence is and how it is used to help investigate crimes.
2. Microscopic Hair Analysis: Procedure & Results
Microscopic hair analysis is a forensic technique that can be used to help identify a suspect in a crime. This lesson is about microscopic hair analysis, procedures used, and their results.
3. Understanding the Differences in Human & Animal Hairs
There are distinct differences between human and animal hairs. This lesson will list the characteristics of human versus animal hair and explain how to differentiate one from the other by reviewing unique identifiers of each.
4. Fiber Analysis in Forensics: Procedure & Results
Wherever you go, you leave clues that you were there. Fibers are one such piece of evidence, making them useful in forensic analysis. Here you'll learn about the different types of fibers and how their properties are compared for source identification.
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