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Study on signature of hair for identification of two major ethnic groups

Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal
Sabyasachi Nath,1 Debasish Banik,2 HK Pratihari,1 PS Chaudhuri2

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Studies on hair have important forensic significance since hair is the most common type of physical evidence detected in crime like murder, rape, burglary even poaching related cases and other ways also. The examination of hair helps to establish the origin, race, sex, age etc. and also to link evidence in different crime cases. In the present study, an effort has been made to create a database of two ethnic groups considering various morphometric parameters of scalp hair using light microscopy, SEM as well as conventional methods. The database of two major groups (Caucasian and Mongolian) of the state Tripura, NorthEastern region of India, will help the researchers, forensic experts, biologists, dermatologists and legal experts working in different fields.


hair, morphological, microscopic, SEM (scanning electron microscopy), race, sex, forensic evidence