High Impact Textilescience Journals | Peer Reviewed Journals

Global Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology
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ISSN: 2319-7293


High Impact Textilescience Journals

There are a series of protocols that are fundamental to preventing contamination and ensuring preservation of textile evidence collected at a crime scene. One problem faced in forensic textile science is the handling of textiles from scenes, which is often varied dependent on the investigators view of the essentialness of the textile. The importance a textile may have in an investigation is not always obvious during the initial stages and therefore the usefulness and achievable knowledge of textiles can be endangered by the careless methods for handling them (Grieve and Robertson, 1999). In addition, because forensic textile science is an advancing field the type of information gathered from textiles and the methods to do so is continuously developing. Therefore, textiles must be stored in a way that allows for the sustainability of the textile products and the evidence that they contain. All evidence collected should be photographed; recorded and placed in an appropriate sealable container to retain the continuity of the exhibit.7 The containers should contain the CSI's initials, date and the allocated exhibit number. It is the fundamental concept of the investigation that all items collected during the processing of a crime scene should be recovered and examined with the intention that they will be presented as physical evidence in a courtroom.

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