forensic chemistry

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forensic chemistry

[fə′ren·sik ′kem·ə·strē]
(forensic science)
The application of chemistry to the study of materials or problems in cases where the findings may be presented as technical evidence in a court of law.
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Forensic chemist Dr Mario Thevis ran a frozen sample from Grant Misell - which should have been destroyed but was found by investigators - through a mass spectrometer.
Though designer drugs have been around for decades, there's been a recent surge in new compounds, says Jill Head, a forensic chemist at a DEA research lab in Dulles, Va.
Furton, a forensic chemist, has spent most of his career studying scent and canine detection.
Most recently Michele was a forensic chemist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she worked for more than 10 years before retiring due to illness.
job desirability"), incoming freshmen (both CJ majors and non-CJ majors) at two state universities in the northeastern United States were asked to rate the overall attractiveness of the following 19 occupations: crime scene investigator, federal law enforcement officer, private investigator, college or university professor, attorney, judge, state law enforcement officer, computer crime analyst, forensic chemist, corrections counselor, juvenile justice-related professional, local law enforcement officer, probation or parole officer, military-related career professional, correctional officer, forensic accountant, fraud investigator, prison warden and security officer.
Gray, a forensic chemist who specialises in the examination of fire scenes, said there was evidence of flatpack furniture and some chairs that had been stored in the hallway of the flats.
And Mr Brian Johnson, a forensic chemist specialising in body fluid analysis, told the court he found no evidence of any recreational or medicinal drugs in a blood sample taken from Hussey on the day she was arrested, meaning she had not taken any of her anti-psychotic medicine for several days.
Information collected on the layer structure and chemical composition enables the forensic chemist to determine what type of paint it is and its most likely intended end use.
A forensic chemist will analyze drugs all day, while a DNA analyst may spend hours extracting, quantitating, and analyzing biological materials.
In the next steps section there are profiles of 180 scientists from all over the world including a forensic chemist who writes novels, a games programmer and a sports materials scientist.
In America they include a physician, a forensic chemist, a Washington state trooper and a retired University lecturer.
A DEA forensic chemist tested samples from the drums and found that a substance in one of the drums contained a detectable amount of methamphetamine.