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Standards and Guidelines - Forensic Science Communications - January 2006

Standards and Guidelines - Forensic Science Communications - January 2006

January 2006 - Volume 8 - Number 1

Standards and Guidelines

Initial Examinations of Glass

Scientific Working Group for Materials Analysis (SWGMAT)

July 2004, Correction


Some of the bibliographic entries in the SWGMAT guidelines published in the January 2005 issue of Forensic Science Communications contained errors. The following represents the corrected version of the bibliography, which also has been corrected in the journal’s January 2005 issue. Authors who have cited these works based on the previously published bibliography should ensure that they now use the correct citations. The editors apologize for the errors.


Dabbs, M. D. G. and Pearson, E. F. Some physical properties of a large number of window glass specimens, Journal of Forensic Sciences (1972) 17:70–78.

Elliott, B. R., Goodwin, D. G., Hamer, P. S., Hayes, P. M., Underhill, M., and Locke, J. The microscopic examination of glass surfaces, Journal of the Forensic Science Society (1985) 25:459–471.

Greene, C. H. Surface flaws in glass and the statistics of flaw distribution, Glass Technology (1966) 7:54–65.

Koons, R. D., Buscaglia, J., Bottrell, M., and Miller, E. T. Forensic glass comparisons. In: Forensic Science Handbook. 2nd ed. R. Saferstein, ed. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2002, Volume 1, pp. 161–213.

Locke, J. A simple microscope illuminator for detecting the fluorescence of float glass surfaces, Microscope (1987) 35:151–157.

Locke, J. and Rockett, L. A. Surface scratches on vehicle windscreens, Forensic Science International (1986) 31:253–260.

Sild, E. H. A surface feature specific to polished plate and polished wired plate glass, Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal (1987) 20(4):155–156.

Swift, H. R. How surface chemistry affects float glass properties, Glass Industry (1984) 65:27–30.

Thornton, J. I. Interpretation of glass fracture of curved surfaces, Crime Laboratory Digest (1985) 12(4):82.

Tichane, R. M. Initial stages of the weathering process on a soda-lime glass surface, Glass Technology (1966) 7:26–29.

Varner, J. R. and Oel, H. J. Surface defects: Their origin, characterization and effects on strength, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (1975) 19:321–333.