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Fibers Forensic Science Sarah Mohr October 5, 2018
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Mohr What is a fiber? According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, fiber is the smallest unit of a textile material that has a length many times greater than its diameter. There are multiple different types of fiber when it comes to forensic science, the two main types of fibers are natural fibers and man-made fibers. First type of fiber that forensic investigators can find at a crime scene is a natural fiber. The Federal Bureau of Investigation states that, many different natural fibers originating from plants and animals are used in the production of fabric. Since these fabrics are “natural fibers,” they are not altered in physical composition or characteristics by processing according Forensic Science by James, Nordby and Bell. The textbook also states that processing is necessary to form the fiber. The second type of fiber that forensic investigators can find at a crime scene is a man made fiber. Federal Bureau of Investigation mentions that some man-made fibers originate from natural materials such as cotton or wood; other originate from synthetic materials. The last
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