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First edition contents
Beyond Cotton, Nylon and Polyester:
the emergence of new fibers and yarns
Determining the sequence of crossed lines by FT-IR-ATR-Microscopy
T.Gal, J. Sandor, A. Karoly
Trace Evidence Symposium
A Study in Relation to the effect of Processes
used in the Dyeing Industry on the Finished Article.
Ken Wiggins (retired) and Julie-Ann Cornelius
European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI)
Judy van Overveld
Forensic Science Education and the CSI Effect
Max M. Houck
Scientific Working Group for Materials Analysis,
Report for 2006
Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography
An Emerging Technique for the Forensic Analysis of Trace Evidence
Claude Roux, Christine Austin, Susan Bennett, Alison Beavis,
Michael Dawson, Philip Doble, Chris Lennard, James Robertson
Second Edition Contents
Glitter as a Source of Trace Evidence
by Susan Gross*1, Katherine Igowsky1 and Elizabeth Pangerl1
1 Forensic Scientist MN BCA Forensic Science Laboratory
1430 Maryland Ave E St. Paul MN 55126 USA
Forensic Microanalysis: Hardened
Concrete, Bricks and Engineered Wood
William M. Schneck. M.S.,A.B.C.
Microvision Northwest, Forensic Consulting, Inc.
William M Schneck Biography
Suicide or homicide? A case report
involving textile fibre investigations
Wolf Krauß, Nadja Simmerlein, Bita Shahi Barogh and Kurt Stritesky
Forensic Science Institute, Landeskriminalamt Baden-Württemberg,Taubenheimstr. 85, 70372 Stuttgart, Germany
Suicide, Accident or Murder?
This article has been written by Randolph Andahl a retired forensic scientist
Third Edition Contents
A review of the illegal trade and identification of
endangered species of Southeast Asian marine
turtles and tortoises.
by J.M.Williamson and M.D. Cole*
Department of Forensic Science and Chemistry, Anglia Ruskin University,
East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT, United Kingdom. * Corresponding author
Addressing activity level when interpreting
glass or trace evidence: What else?
by Tacha Hicks Champod, Lausanne, Switzerland
Thermally induced changes in textile colour
by K. DeWael1*and GVan Vaerenbergh2
1 Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie, LaboratoriumVezel & Textiel
2 Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie, Laboratorium Brand
Raman Microspectroscopy and its place in forensic
fibre examination - the identification of man-made
Tiernan Coyle*, **John Fairchild, Caroline Feilden , David Revell
*corresponding author, Contact Traces,The Centre for Innovation and Enterprise,
Begbroke Science Park, Oxford, OX5 1PF UK
** LGC Forensics, F5 Culham Science Centre,Abingdon, OX14 3ED, UK.
The History of ENFHEX
(The European Network of Forensic Handwriting Experts)
Stephen Maxwell (Chairman ENFHEX), Forensic Science Northern Ireland,
151 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, Belfast BT38 8PL, Northern Ireland.
Fourth edition contents
Tiny Blue Particles Link Suspect to Elderly Homicide Victim.
Dr Robin Gall, Browards Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab, 201 SE 6th Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA.
Investigation approaches based on textile labels
Dr. Steffen Dillinger - KT33 Textile traces
Recent Trends In The Forensic Examination Of Hairs
James Robertson1, Elizabeth Brooks1,Adine Boehme1, Kate Robertson1 and Denis McNevin2
1Forensic and Technical ,Australian Federal Police, Canberra, Australia.
2 National Centre of Forensic Sciences, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.
Forensic Applications of Scanning Electron Microscopy, a brief overview
Erwin Vermeij, Netherlands Forensic Institute,The Hague,The Netherlands.
Microfibre transfer experiments
National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology, Fibres &Textiles Laboratory,
Vilvoordsesteenweg 100, 1120 Brussels, Belgium
*Correspondence to: K.DeWael,National Institute for Criminalistics and
Criminology,Vilvoordsesteenweg 100, 1120Brussels, Belgium. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifth Edition contents
The Synergistic Nature of Trace Evidence and Tool Mark Examinations
Vincent J. Desiderio and GeorgeW. Chin
The forensic examination of plastic cable ties
by Katarina Burda,Tatiana Plusch and Robert Kozyrod,
Physical Evidence Laboratory, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research,
Division of Analytical Laboratories, Lidcombe, NSW,Australia.
Automotive Paint as Evidence in an Unusual
“Hit and Run” Case.
Stephan A. Schliebe
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.Trace Evidence Section
After the Analysis: Establishing the Probative
Value of Trace Evidence
Peter D. Barnett, Criminalist
Forensic Science Associates, Richmond CA
Sixth Edition Contents
An Investigation Into Fiber Variation Across Garments
KenWiggins*, Eileen Davis**,Chad Schennum** and Peveline Drummond***
*Forensic Consultant, England
**Commonwealth ofVirginia Department of Forensic Science 700 N 5th Street, Richmond,Virginia 23219,USA.
***The Forensic Science Service Ltd. 109 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7LP, England.
A study of the effects of common insecticides
on the colonisation and decomposition
of carrion by invertebrates
Andrew Chick J.P. Cassella
Department of Forensic Science. Faculty of Science, Staffordshire University
Mellor Building, College Road, Staffordshire ST4 2DE
C.Terrell-Nield   School of Science and Technology, NottinghamTrent University
Characterisation of Natural and Synthetic Melanins
L. Gautam, K. S. Scott,T. F. Emmett and M. D. Cole.
Department of Forensic Science and Chemistry,Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT
Division of Letters into Elements
and Parts of Elements
Nijole Jonaitiene Forensic Science Centre of Lithuania
Seventh Edition contents
Evaluation and Validation of a Forensic Identification
Tagging System using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled
Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)
Steven H.Wise, B.S.,Yisenny Delgado, B.S.,Tatiana Trejos,M.S. and José R.Almirall, PhD*
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry International Forensic Research InstituteFlorida International
University Miami, FL *corresponding author: email@example.com
Analysis of piperazines by high performance liquid
Cesarina Edmonds-Smith, Gemma Lawther and Michael Cole*
Department of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge,
CB1 1PT, United Kingdom. * Corresponding author.
Who Was The Driver – Fibre Examination Of Car Seats
Jurij Majdič, Forensic Expert, Senior Criminal Police Inspector
Slovenia, Ministry of the Interior, Police, General Police Directorate, Forensic Science Centre
An evaluation of the BLUE CRIME-LITES™
for Semen detection
David Casey* & Claire Carroll•
*David Casey, Forensic Science Laboratory, Dept. of Justice, Equality and Law Reform,
Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Pk. Dublin 8, Ireland.
•Claire Carroll, ERU, FSNI, Seapark, 151 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, Co.Antrim,
Northern Ireland, BT38 8PL.
Eighth Edition contents
Forensic Vomit and Food Identification
William M. Schneck,M.S.,A.B.C.
Washington State Patrol -Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau and Microvision Northwest-Forensic Consulting, Inc.
Fiber Persistence On Skin Under Open-air Conditions
Wolf Kraus and Ute Doderer
Forensic Science Institute, Landeskriminalamt Baden-Wurttemberg,Taubenheimstr.
85, 70372 Stuttgart, Germany
Forensic examination of evidence related to bank
robberies involving bank security red dye pack deployment.
Katarina Burda, Suzanna Djulamerovic,
Physical Evidence Laboratory, SydneyWest Area Health Service,
Division of Analytical Laboratories, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia.
Traffic Accident Investigation By Fibre-plastic
Fusion Mark Analysis
Klaus Berkefeld & Monika Sturm
Landeskriminalamt Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate State Office of Criminal Investigation, Dezemat 32
(Biologie) Valenciaplatz 1-7 55262 Mainz Germany
Ninth Edition contents
Buttons - Rarely seen pieces of evidence
Georg Jochem and Stefan Deck
Forensic Science Institute, Fibre section, Bundeskriminalamt, 65173Wiesbaden,Germany
Wool DyeingWith Plant Origin Dyes
New Method To Determine The Chronological Sequence
Of Writing Ink and Dry Toner Printing
Tamas Gal*, Judit Sandor,Agnes Karoly
Advantages of 1:1 Topographies in High Profile Cases
Ulrike Decke, LKA 34, LKA Hamburg, Germany