HAIR ANALYSIS AND A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DIFFERENT RACIAL GROUPS

Dr Priyanka Verma, Shweta Singh, Navjot Kaur Cheema

Abstract


Hair is an important element or the most common biological evidence found at the scene of crime and plays a crucial role in criminal investigations related to the fields of forensic science. The present study is aimed to a comparative study of macroscopic and microscopic features of hair and to examine the variations reported from the previous studies on hair of different racial groups. Following standard procedure, a total of 150 volunteers head hair samples with their consent, each 50 from Caucasoid, Mongoloid and Negroid have been collected. The hair sample was suitably mounted using a clean microscopic glass slide for analysis under the different magnification viz. 20X, 40X and 100X and recorded with my caps 1080 HD resolution camera. The result of the hair analysis showed marked differences among the three race and variation were reported with the previous studies of hair analysis. The frequency and percentage of distribution of various macroscopic and microscopic features were tabulated and presented in form of bar graphs.


Keywords


Hair analysis, racial groups, variations, macroscopic features, microscopic features

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