NAT SCI 12 – FORENSIC CHEMISTRY

INTRODUCTION DEFINITION  That branch of Chemistry which deals with the application of chemical principles in the solution of crimes.  Science is regarded as the highest form of incontestable and conclusive piece of evidence .

Actual examination .4 stages of work in forensic chem 1. Collection and reception of specimen      Sufficiency of samples Standard of comparison Maintenance of individuality Labelling and sealing Recording of observation 2.

chemical and confirmatory tests 1. Communication of results of the examination   Written report to the requesting party Supplemented by testimonial evidence 2.4 stages of work in forensic chem    Take photos of samples to be taken Measure and weigh samples Physical. Court appearance .

water. blood. food sample and other substances Conducts examination of fake products in cases in unfair trade competition . 6. gastric contents. 4. 5. 3. Conducts qualitative and quantitative determination of abused drugs as well as volatile substance Conducts chemical examination of explosives and/or explosive ingredients Conducts examination of paraffin cast and firearms to determine the presence of gunpowder nitrates Conducts gunpowder examination of clothing for possible gunshot range Conducts chemico-toxicological examination of human internal organs.RESPONSIBILITIES OF A FORENSIC CHEMIST 1. 2.

Gives lectures on Forensic chemistry and chemical toxicology to various schools. 8. Responds to queries of all investigating units and render expert opinion on matters related to the application of chemical principles for the purpose of assisting investigators to develop investigative leads 7. .RESPONSIBILITIES OF A FORENSIC CHEMIST Conducts blood alcohol determinations Examines urine samples and other body fluids for the presence of abused drugs 9. etc 12. Testifies and gives expert opinion in court 11. training centers. Conducts researches related to cases being examined 10.

GO SLOWLY 2.SIX GOLDEN RULES IN THE PRACTICE OF FORENSIC CHEMISTRY 1. AVOID COMPLICATED THEORIES . BE THOROUGH 3. CONSULT OTHERS 5. USE IMAGINATION 6. TAKE NOTES 4.

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