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The prevalence of specific types of synthetic fibres on random surfaces (HLS/SE/DRFAPP7P/63602)

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    Dr Sheridan
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Project Description

Numerous studies have been carried out to help evaluate the significance of textile fibres links found in criminal investigations which can, broadly speaking, be classified into population studies, colour block studies and target fibre studies. Population studies classify fibres into the number of generic colour/type combinations on any given surface; colour block studies use analytical instrumentation to enable sub-division of a generic colour/type combination whereas target fibre studies are interested in the chances of finding a very specific colour/type combination on a random surface. Each type of study answers different sorts of questions posed when evaluating the significance of a fibre link however, difficulties can arise when attempting to use these studies for case specific evaluations.

The proposed project is an attempt to rationalise the existing study methodologies to provide data concerning the prevalence of specific types of synthetic fibres on random surfaces which will be useful in a more ‘global’ context.

Informal Enquiries
Enquiries regarding this studentship should be made to: Dr Kelly Sheridan ([email protected])
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-degrees/how-to-apply/
Please ensure you quote the advert reference above on your application form.

Eligibility
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-degrees/how-to-apply/
Please ensure you quote the advert reference above on your application form.

How to Apply
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-degrees/how-to-apply/
Please ensure you quote the advert reference above on your application form.

Funding Notes

This studentship is only open to self-funding candidates. Self-funding candidates are expected to pay University fees and to provide their own living costs. In addition, a ‘bench fee’ will have to be paid to cover project running costs (at a level that will be determined specifically for each project).

References

Palmer, R., Sheridan. K., The prevalence of two 'commonly' encountered synthetic target fibres within a large urban environment. Science &Justice : 2015, 55(2): p. 103-6.

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