Hair Research pp 459-468 | Cite as

The Role of Hair in Forensic Investigations

  • V. Schneider
Conference paper


The importance of the scanning electron microscope for the investigation of the micromorphology of hairs was recognized at an early date. It was natural to use this investigative technique within the framework of forensic investigations of hair as well. This has been done at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Free University of Berlin for more than 5 years now; during this time our Institute has had a working group which is supported by the German Research Foundation. The following will discuss in brief a few cases which have given us reason to make comparative investigations of hair.


Human Hair Dermoid Cyst Stab Wound Public Prosecutor German Research Foundation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Schneider
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  1. 1.Institute of Forensic MedicineThe Free University of BerlinBerlinWest-Germany

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