Adhesive Tape Analysis: Establishing the Evidential Value of Specific Techniques

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dc.contributor.author Maynard, Philip en_US
dc.contributor.author Gates, Katrina en_US
dc.contributor.author Roux, Claude en_US
dc.contributor.author Lennard, Christopher en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:28:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:28:42Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier 2004004384 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Maynard Philip et al. 2001, 'Adhesive Tape Analysis: Establishing th Evidential Value of Specific Techniques', American Society for Testing & Materials, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 280-287. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0022-1198 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3514
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the evidential value of specific methods of analysis for packaging tapes and clear adhesive tapes available in Australia. Fifty-eight adhesive tapes were analyzed using a wide range of optical, physical, and chemical techniques. The results were collated for the purpose of creating an Australian database of adhesive tapes, which would be of assistance in criminal investigation. Each technique was evaluated for its discriminating power, both for comparative purposes and for the identification of adhesive tapes by comparing unknown samples with the database. The combined discriminating power of the techniques applied is very high. It is possible to individually identify the source of an unknown adhesive tape sample in many instances by searching the database. It is also possible to form an opinion on the significance of a failure-to-discriminate result in comparative casework. Further work is still needed to expand and update the database, as well as compiling data on the relative market share of various products. en_US
dc.publisher American Society for Testing & Materials en_US
dc.title Adhesive Tape Analysis: Establishing the Evidential Value of Specific Techniques en_US
dc.parent Journal of Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 46 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Pennsylvania, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 280 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 287 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 039900 en_US
dc.personcode 980952 en_US
dc.personcode 0000024146 en_US
dc.personcode 960382 en_US
dc.personcode 0000016451 en_US
dc.percentage 60 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords forensic science, criminalistics, adhesive class characteristics, identification, database, Australia en_US
dc.staffid 0000016451 en_US


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