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Forensic Textile Science provides an introduction to textile science, emphasizing the terminology of the discipline and offering detailed coverage of the ways textile damage analysis can be used in forensics. Part One introduces textiles and their role in forensics, including chapters on fibers, yarns and fabrics, garment types and construction, and household textiles.
Part Two covers analysis of textile damage in a forensic context. Key topics include textile degradation and natural damage, weapon and impact damage, textile ripping, and ballistic damage.
This book is an important reference point for all those interested in textile damage and the role of textiles in forensics, including academics, post-graduate students, and forensic scientists.
- Offers various perspectives on forensic textile science from an international team of contributors
- Provides wide-ranging coverage of textile damage analysis in the context of forensic investigations
- Includes chapters on fibers, yarns and fabrics, garment types and construction, and household textiles