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The effect of tape type, taping method and tape storage temperature on the\ud retrieval rate of fibres from various surfaces: An example of data generation and\ud analysis to facilitate trace evidence recovery validation and optimisation.

Jones, Z; GWINNETT, Claire; JACKSON, Andrew;
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  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper aspires to assist those tasked with data generation and analysis for the purpose of the validation and/or\ud optimisation of trace evidence recovery. It does so via a detailed report of the authors’ approach to this problem in the\ud context of target fibre retrieval using self-adhesive tapes. Textile fibres can provide valuable evidence at both source\ud and activity levels. This ability stems from their near ubiquity in the man-made environment, their potential for high\ud levels of discrimination (especially when found in combination) and their reproducible transfer and persistence\ud behaviours. To realise this value for the criminal justice syste...
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