Forensic hair analysis is a scientific way of examining trace evidence from a crime scene. It includes investigative the hair shaft, including its medulla (inner core), cortex (intermediate layer) and cuticle (outer covering) through influential microscopes. Hair evidence must be collected properly and analyzed according to protocols. The first step of the examination involves verifying whether the hair in question is that of a human or an animal. They often have coarse guard hair external to softer fur hairs. They also produce whiskers and longer hairs in such places as the tail and mane.
Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
Last date updated on July, 2014