- CASEWORK SERVICESLaboratory services
- BPABlood Pattern Analysis
- COLD CASE REVIEWSThere is no time limit to define a cold case
- FOOTWEARFootwear and footwear marks
- FIRE INVESTIGATIONIdentifying origin, cause and development
- GLASSOne of the most common sample types to be submitted
- GSRGunshot Residue
- PAINTProvides effective, often conclusive evidence
- TEXTILES - FIBRES & DAMAGEAn important & specialised part of forensic casework
- HAIRProvides valuable clues to identity
- TYRE MARKSTyre wear and damage can provide vital evidence
- TOOLS & TOOLMARKSEach tool has a unique microscopic character
- SCENE ATTENDANCEA nationwide service
Hair and fibres are two of the most important resources in forensic science.
Hair and fibres are two of the most important resources in forensic science and are often responsible for providing valuable clues about the identity of an assailant or attacker. The discovery of hair on the body of a victim or on the clothes of a victim of an assault can often be used to determine the assailant or attackers' race and sex.
The transfer of human hairs may take place in a wide variety of cases. Common examples involve the transfer of head hairs to hats or balaclavas or the transfer of head or body hairs to clothing and bedding (for example, in sexual assaults), or the transfer of cut or broken hair fragments to an object (for instance, on a weapon used to strike a victim), or even on a windscreen of a vehicle involved in a collision. Occasionally, single head hairs may be found at the point of entry in housebreakings or clumps of hair pulled from a victim of a physical assault can be found on clothing or at the scene.
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