Assessing the reliability of a clothing-based forensic identification

Nightingale, Sophie and Farid, Hany (2020) Assessing the reliability of a clothing-based forensic identification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (10). pp. 5176-5183. ISSN 0027-8424

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Abstract

A 2009 report by the National Academy of Sciences was highly critical of many forensic practices. This report concluded that significant changes and advances were required to ensure the reliability across the forensic sciences. We examine the reliability of one such forensic technique used for identification based on purported distinct patterns on the seams of denim pants. Although first proposed more than 20 years ago, no thorough analysis of reliability or reproducibility of this forensic technique has previously been reported. We performed a detailed analysis of this forensic technique to determine its reliability and efficacy.

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Journal Article
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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154834
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Deposited On:
13 May 2021 13:10
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Yes
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Published
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22 Nov 2021 16:24