Hair analysis has
traditionally been used in forensics science. Analysts examine a number of
different characteristics of hair sample under a microscope, usually comparing
hair taken from a crime scene which may be home, vehicle or from any content of
the suspect, to a known sample. Hair is acknowledged as such an exhibit, which
has greater chances of exchange during any crime, such as murder, sexual
offense, accidents, theft, etc.
- Is the detected material hair or not.
- If hair is it human or animal.
- To determine the physical properties of hair.
- Is the hair related to a certain person.
- Form what part of the body it originates.
- The manner by which the hair has been separated
from the body.
- Tip examination.
- What is the race of the person from whom the
hair was separated.
- To determine the origin of hair.
- To extract DNA from the suspected hair sample to
known hair sample.
- To compare a suspected hair sample to a known
- Examination the hair found in the hand of a
- Examination the hair found sticking to suspected
- Examination of victim hair may be found upon the
vehicle involved in the accident