Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Slow police department?

The Kansas City Police Department must be slow if they have time to investigate people shoplifting underwear. But what does it say about the economy if people are shoplifting underwear?

J Forensic Sci. 1998 Jan;43(1):203-4.
Distinguishing between new and slightly worn underwear: a case study.
Booth RF, Lott PF.

Regional Criminalistics Laboratory, Kansas City Missouri Police Department 64108-1535, USA.

This case study relates to a suspect accused of shop-lifting a pair of underwear briefs from a department store. The report presents a method that was used to distinguish between new and used underwear employing both laser examination for biological staining and microscopical examination for thread wear.

If you're at a university and have access to this journal, please please please email me a copy! I'm curious to find out the results!

(link here)

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