Introduction to Forensic Sciences by William G. Eckert

By William G. Eckert

The position of the forensic lab, forensic psychiatry, medical facts in courtroom, felony drugs, DNA typing.

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3b. Heated head space — After the stopper is inserted into the top of the sample container, the vessel is heated in an oven to approximately 100°C or slightly lower. This technique concentrates the head space vapors since the heat drives the volatiles from the charred matrix. This method is popular and more sensitive than cold head space technique. 4. Vapor concentration on charcoal — This method utilizes an inert gas purge utilizing nitrogen or air of the heated sample container which carries volatiles through a small tube containing charcoal where they are concentrated.

Departments of identification had developed in Europe, specifically in France, where Alphonse Bertillon initiated a system of anthropometric measurements for personal identification. This system was adopted by the Paris police in 1882. Despite the development of the fingerprint identification systems, France did not replace the Bertillon system until after his death in 1914. Fingerprint identification developed following its original introduction in Argentina by Vucetich, becoming rapidly accepted in England and on the continent of Europe.

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