Hair strands could reveal lifestyle secrets of criminals

Emerging hair analysis techniques could help reveal vital lifestyle information about crime suspects. Credit: Glen P. Jackson, Ph.D. Hair fiber analysis, a forensic crime tool with a questionable past, could soon have a brighter future thanks to the development of a more refined scientific technique that could reveal much about a person’s lifestyle. Scientists say the new technique could potentially provide investigators with vital clues about a person’s age, sex, body mass, diet and exercise habits that could help them hone in on potential suspects. The researchers will present their…

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