Faye A Springer

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Hair evidence is frequently encountered in criminal investigations because hairs are readily lost from both victims and suspects during criminal activity. Hairs are easily transferred, easily detected and recovered, and are very durable. Most importantly, hair evidence can supply investigative leads and provide a direct association between the crime and the(More)
In crime scene reconstruction, it is often necessary to differentiate "contact transfer" and "spatter" bloodstain patterns found on clothing. Current methodologies, however, are qualitative and prone to context bias. In this work, we demonstrate that microscopic inspection of the stain orientations provides a quantitative differentiation of bloodstains(More)
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