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Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of Textile and Paper Fracture Characteristics in Forensic Comparative Analysis

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This proposed research provides the criminal justice system with a valuable body of knowledge and a more objective and methodical assessment of the evidential value of physical fits of textiles, paper, and postage stamps.


The first aim of this research involved the development of an objective and systematic method of quantifying the similarity between fractured textile samples, and the second objective of the study consisted of establishing the scientific foundations of individuality concerning the orientation of microfibers in fractured paper edges. followed by the comparative analysis of textile and paper physical fits being validated through ground truth datasets and inter-examiner and intra-examiner variability studies. (Published abstract provided)


Date Published: January 1, 2022