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Hair structure worksheet

Name: Date: 1. Why are hairs referred to as class characteristic? What does this actually mean in terms of their relevance as evidence?

2. Why is it important to collect samples from a suspect from a number of different areas on the body?

3. What sort of things can hair analysis show?

4. What is hair made of?

5. What are the three main characteristics of hairs that can be observed?

6. What are the three import layers of a hair (forensically speaking)?

7. Label this diagram: