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Tires identification from friction traces left on the road: Development of an analysis sequence and an identification database

Funding or Partner Organisation: Ambassade de France en Australie (Ambassade de France en Australie - Scientific Sect)

Start year: 2002

Summary: The exploitation of traces at crime scenes are quite often only the starting point for an inquiry. When a vehicle is involved in a crime or an accident, only the collection or exploitation of traces left by the car can be used to identify it. The identification process has to made in a short term in the aim to minimize alteration or destruction of evidence. However, there are a lot of cases in which only rubber from the tires are left on the road or on a body and the tread cannot be seen. There is a lack of research on the subject of how to collect and use the evidence in these cases and the results of this research will improve the resolution of criminal cases.

FOR Codes: Other Instrumental Methods, Analytical Chemistry not elsewhere classified, Chemical sciences, Law enforcement, Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences, Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)