© 1999 – CRC Press
This book is the definitive text for forensic scientists, police and lawyers who may be involved with the use of textile fibres to provide evidence in criminal cases. While covering the subject in detail from recovery of the evidence, through the different stages of laboratory examination, to evaulating the meaning of findings, it is written in such a way that it should be interesting and understandable to the beginner and to the layman, as well as to the expert.
1. Classification of Textile Fibres: Production, Structure, and Properties Shantha David and Michael Pailthorpe 2. The Structure Of Textiles - An Introduction to the Basics Franz-Peterr Adolf 3. Ropes and Cordage Kenneth G.Wiggins 4. Examination of Damage to Textiles Jane Taupin, Franz Peter Adolf and James Robertson 5. From the Crime Scene to the Laboratory James Robertson, Claude Roux and Faye Springer 6. Fibre Finder Systems Thomas W. Biermann 7. Microscopical Examination of Fibres Samuel J. Palenik 8. Infrared Microspectroscopy of Fibres Kenneth Paul Kirkbride and Mary Widmark Tungol 9. Instrumental Methods Used in Fibre Examination John M. Challinor and Claude Roux 10. Microspectrophotometry / Colour Measurement Franz Peter Adolf and James Dunlop 11. Thin Layer Chromatographic Analysis for Fibre Dyes Kenneth G. Wiggins 12. Other Methods of Colour Analysis Ruth Griffin, James Speers, James Robertson and Peter White 13. Interpretation of Fibre Evidence Michael Grieve, Martin Webb-Slater, Kenneth G. Wiggins, Christophe Champod and Franco Taroni 14. New Fibres Types Michael Grieve 15. The Future Fibre Examinations Michael Grieve and James Robertson Thomas Biermann, Forensic Science Institute, Germany, John Challinor, Department of Minerals and Energy, Australia, Christophe Champod, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Shantha David, University of New South Wales, Australia, James Dunlop, Tayside Police, UK, Michael Grieve, Forensic Science Institute, Germany, Ruth Griffin, Forensic Science Agency of Northern Ireland, UK, Kenneth Paul Kirkbride, Forensic Science Centre, Australia, Michael Pailthorpe, University of New South Wales, Australia, Samuel Palenik, Microtrace, UK, James Robertson, Australian Federal Police, Claude Roux, University of Technology, Australia, James Speers, Forensic Science Agency of Northern Ireland, UK, Faye Springer, Sacremento County Forensic Services Lab, USA, Franco Taroni, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Jane M. Taupin, Victoria Forensic Science Centre, Australia, Mary Widmark Tungol, Hewlett Packard, USA, Martin Webb-Slater, Forensic Science Service, UK, Peter White, University of Strathclyde, UK, Kenneth Wiggins, Forensic Science Service, UK,