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Atlas of Human Hair

Microscopic Characteristics, 1st Edition

By Robert R. Ogle, Jr., Michelle J. Fox

CRC Press

96 pages

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Description

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.

Reviews

"The Atlas fills a long-overdue need to put information in front of hair analyst."

--John D. Shane, McCrone Research Institute, The Microscope

Table of Contents

Introduction

Scope and Function of the Atlas

Terminology

Individualization of Physical Evidence

Numerical Scoring of Hairs

Materials and Methods

Human Hair Macroscopic Characteristics

Hair Form

Degree of Hair Curl

Shaft Length

Human Hair Microscopic Characteristics

Color

Pigment Density

Pigment Granule Size

Pigment Distribution

Pigment Aggregate Shape

Pigment Aggregate Size

Medulla Continuity

Medulla Opacity

Cuticle Thickness

Inner Cuticle Margin

Outer Cuticle Scale Profile

Cuticle Surface

Pigment in Cuticle

Cortical Texture

Cortical Fusi

Ovoid Bodies

Root Growth Stage

Distal Tip Characteristics

Maximum Shaft Diameter

Shaft Aberration

Hair Treatments

Hair Diseases and Disorders

Miscellaneous Characteristics

Insect, Arachnid, and Fungal Presence and Damage

Cross-Section Characteristic Variates

Shaft Cross-Section Shape

Cross-Section Cuticle Thickness

Cross-Section Pigment Density

Cross-Section Pigment Granule Size

Cross-Section Pigment Distribution

Cross-Section Cortical Texture

Human Hair Microscopic Characteristics: Photographs and Drawings of Variate Archetypes and Examples

Color

Pigment Density

Pigment Granule Size

Pigment Distribution

Pigment Aggregate Shape

Pigment Aggregate Size

Medulla Continuity

Medulla Opacity

Cuticle Thickness

Inner Cuticle Margin

Outer Cuticle Scale Profile

Cuticle Surface

Pigment in Cuticle

Cortical Texture

Cortical Fusi

Ovoid Bodies

Root Growth Stage

Distal Tip Characteristics

Shaft Aberration

Hair Treatments

Hair Diseases and Disorders

Miscellaneous Characteristics

Insect/Arachnid/Fungal Presence and Damage

Cross-Section Shape

Cross-Section Pigment Distribution

Human Hair Types

The Human Hair Type

Regional Human Hair Characteristic Variates

References

Appendix I: Glossary of Hair Terminology

Appendix II: Bibliography of Forensic Hair Examination

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
MED017000
MEDICAL / Dermatology