Atlas of Human Hair: Microscopic Characteristics

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CRC Press, Dec 3, 1998 - Law - 96 pages
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It fills a void in the resources available to researchers and practitioners in forensic hair examination by providing photographic archetypes for the microscopic characteristics of human hair and the variates of the characteristics seen in forensic examinations, including curl; color; pigment distribution and density; cortical fusi; and ovoid bodies. These illustrations provide a uniform basis for describing the characteristics and their variations for forensic professionals in differing geographical areas. The documentation of hair characteristics using the scoring system outlined in this atlas allows researchers to develop data regarding the frequency of characteristics within the hairs of one or more individuals and the assessment of whether certain hair characteristics are co-dependent.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Atlas of Human Hair Microscopic Characteristics
1
12 Terminology
2
13 Individualization of Physical Evidence
4
14 Numerical Scoring of Hairs
5
15 Materials and Methods
7
Human Hair Macroscopic Characteristics
11
22 Degree of Hair Curl
12
23 Shaft Length
13
324 Insect Arachnid and Fungal Presence and Damage
31
Human Hair CrossSection Characteristic Variates
33
42 CrossSection Cuticle Thickness
34
44 CrossSection Pigment Granule Size
35
Human Hair Microscopic Characteristics Photographs and Drawings of Variate Archetypes and Examples
37
52 Pigment Density
40
55 Pigment Aggregate Shape
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58 Medulla Opacity
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Human Hair Microscopic Characteristics
15
32 Pigment Density
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33 Pigment Granule Size
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35 Pigment Aggregate Shape
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37 Medulla Continuity
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38 Medulla Opacity
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311 Outer Cuticle Scale Profile
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313 Pigment in Cuticle
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316 Ovoid Bodies
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317 Root Growth Stage
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319 Maximum Shaft Diameter
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321 Hair Treatments
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322 Hair Diseases and Disorders
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511 Outer Cuticle Scale Profile
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516 Ovoid Bodies
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519 Shah Aberration
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522 Miscellaneous Characteristics
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523 Insect Arachnid and Fungal Presence and Damage
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Human Hair Types
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62 Regional Human Hair Characteristic Variates
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63 Regional Pubic Hair Characteristics
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References
55
Glossary
57
Bibliography
65
Index
81
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