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‘Unique’ particles in soil evidence

By
R. Sugita
R. Sugita
National Research Institute of Police Science,
6-3-1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-0882, Japan
(e-mail: sugita@nirps.go.jp)
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Y. Marumo
Y. Marumo
National Research Institute of Police Science,
6-3-1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-0882, Japan
(e-mail: sugita@nirps.go.jp)
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Published:
January 01, 2004

Abstract

Soil is presented as evidence as a mixture of both natural and artificial materials. ‘Unique’ particles found in soil may provide useful information to indicate the origin of the soil and, when found in soil evidence, may provide rapid discrimination between samples. Evidence in poor condition may also be examined for these diagnostic particles. This paper describes some case examples and research, involving geological particles, plant fragments and algae, in which microscopy played an important role.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Forensic Geoscience: Principles, Techniques and Applications

K. Pye
K. Pye
Kenneth Pye Associates Ltd & Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
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D. J. Croft
D. J. Croft
Croft Scientific and Technical & Kenneth Pye Associates Ltd, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
232
ISBN electronic:
9781862394803
Publication date:
January 01, 2004

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