Forensic Human Hair Examination Guidelines

-Everything you wanted to know about hair examinations but never thought you would have to ask.

Process to Create:

-To provide a standardized methodology for the hair examination process

-Drafts offered to community for comment

-Comments reviewed by the hair subgroup and  incorporated or denied

-All changes presented to the full SWG for their review

-Final draft voted on by full SWG - If approved, submitted to ASTM for incorporation

-Enforcement - Voluntary


Forensic Human Hair Examination Guidelines

Forensic Hair Comparison: Background Information for Interpretation

Forensic Human Hair Training Guideline

Hair Admissibility Package

Hair Bibliography


Amy Michaud, ATF Laboratory

Joshua Friedman, FBI Laboratory

Silvana Tridico, Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre

Peter DeForest, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Stephen Shaw, FBI Laboratory

Lara Mosenthin, Kentucky State Police

Larry Peterson, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory

Ricci Cooksey, California Department of Justice Sacramento Crime Laboratory

Bonnie Yates, Retired US Fish and Wildlife Lab

David Exline, Gateway Analytical

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