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NCJ Number: NCJ 241145     Find in a Library
Title: Forensic Science
Author(s): T.A. Brettell ; J.M. Butler ; J.R. Almirall
  Journal: Analytical Chemistry  Volume:79  Issue:12  Dated:June 2007  Pages:4365 to 4384
Date Published: 06/2007
Page Count: 20
  Annotation: This review of articles from publications intended primarily for forensic practitioners focuses on articles that pertain to forensic DNA analysis, trace evidence, and drugs and poisons.
Abstract: Within the scope of each of these areas, the authors have selected key articles that describe current forensic science practices in analytical chemistry and outline relevant forensic science research interests. Articles that address DNA analysis encompass the collection, characterization, preservation, extraction, and quantitation of biological material; short tandem repeats, single nucleotide polymorphisms, Y-chromosome and X-chromosome analysis; and mitochondrial DNA typing. Other articles relevant to forensic DNA analysis focus on non-human DNA typing systems and microbial forensics; DNA databases, mass screens, and mass disasters; interpretation and statistical weight of DNA typing results; and general reviews. Articles that deal with various types of trace evidence address petroleum products and explosives; hairs, fibers, glass, and paint; gunshot residue analysis; fingerprints; and miscellaneous trace evidence. Articles dealing with drugs and poisons address ethanol and volatiles, cannabinoids, morphine and related narcotics, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, gamahydroxybutyrate and related compounds, miscellaneous drugs, and “other techniques.” 560 references
Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
Index Term(s): Marijuana ; Trace evidence ; Opiates ; Amphetamines ; Glass analysis ; Paint analysis ; Poisons and poison analysis ; Hair and fiber analysis ; Research and development ; Explosives ; Drug analysis ; DNA fingerprinting ; Benzodiazepines ; NIJ grant-related documents ; GHB (gammahydroxybutyrate)
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-IJ-R-029
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Literature Review
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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