The victim and suspect

I think this case has very good evidence supporting the contact between the victim and suspect. It's a moderate to strong case that proves the suspect had intimate with the victim. The fibre evidence doesn't prove if the victim was forced/thrown or voluntarily got into the car with the suspect. The tapings from the passenger seat prove the victim was in the front of the car. Her clothing had rare fabric, which doesn't transfer easily so to find the evidence on the passenger seat is good evidence. There weren't very many fibres found on the suspects clothing but due to the time delay from apprehending him the fibres could have been lost.

The small piece of material found in the car is also god evidence that the victim was in the car and a possible struggle/ frolic occurred. Fibres found on the underwear of the suspect and the pill found on the victim show contact when he had no other clothes on. The pill of cotton fibres are when the clothing bobbles and a collection of small fibres forms, this usually has to be pulled off your clothing with a little force so either the victim or suspect could of transferred the pill. The fibres from the seat found on the victim also confirm she was in the car – these are rare fibres. Most of the cases are weak except case 2 and 5.

Case 5 is strong in respect of proving contact occurred between the victim and suspect but the victims story doesn't add up and there wasn't as much quantity of evidence as in case 2. So the strongest fibre case is number 2 because we have evidence to prove the weapon was the knife and fingerprints to prove the suspect used the knife. Also a very good number of fibres, 47 in total was found on the knife linking the knife to the victim and the suspect. The fibres found were fibres that don't usually transfer easily but the blood on the knife made more fibres stick to it than in normal circumstances.

Also had 10 non match fibres which could of been from the suspects clothing. (b) Cases 1,3 and 4 are all weak but more so is case 3 because it is all circumstantial evidence and hearsay. Case 1 has fibre transfer but the evidence shows no transfer on the victim's knickers, which the suspect must have been in contact with if her victim's story was true. There was other explanations for the fibre evidence found, suspect was a former boyfriend – he'd been in the room before, victim could have had grey military sweat pants that some of the fibres were from.

Case 4 had very little fibre transfer, which was explained as he victim danced with the suspect the previous day. Too much time had passed from when the alleged attack took place. No fibres were found on either person's underwear, which should have occurred. So case 3 has the weakest fibre evidence but has good evidence that the pink acrylic blanket was used during the attack on the victim but only circumstantial evidence. The small amount of fibres found on the suspect could have been from secondary transfer. Too much time had passed since the attack and when they found a suspect that any evidence would have been lost.