|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|95101||160414||2016||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• A laboratory test method has been developed for recreating knicker ripping.
• Laundering affected the appearance of the garments.
• Laundering did not affect mechanical properties of the garments.
• Faster test speeds resulted in higher forces and typically more damage.
False sexual assault and rape claims result in wasted forensic and police resources and stigma for the alleged offender. In this work a laboratory method was developed to (i) recreate the ripping of knickers and (ii) measure the force required to rip the garments. The effect of laundering was considered as a means to mimic age of garment, and the effect of speed of ripping was used as a measure of forcible removal of garments. Whilst laundering resulted in visual damage to the thongs, it did not affect the mechanical properties. Faster test speeds resulted in higher measured forces and increased levels of damage. This may allow comment to be made regarding the level of force used during an attack.
Journal: Forensic Science International - Volume 262, May 2016, Pages 138–142