Chapter 18. Stable Isotope Forensics of Other Physical Evidence

  1. Dr Wolfram Meier-Augenstein1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch18

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

How to Cite

Meier-Augenstein, W. (2010) Stable Isotope Forensics of Other Physical Evidence, in Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517055

Online ISBN: 9780470688762

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Keywords:

  • stable isotope forensics of other physical evidence;
  • microbial isotope forensics - methods to trace origins of microbial agents;
  • paper, plastic (bags) and parcel tape - forensic examination of mass-produced articles, analytical techniques unable to distinguish between materials of same chemical make-up;
  • comparing materials based of physical characteristics - inability to match recovered to control material;
  • forensic casework - comparison of plastic bags found at different locations using double refraction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Microbial Isotope Forensics

  • Paper, Plastic (Bags) and Parcel Tape

  • Conclusions