Polymers on the Crime Scene

Forensic Analysis of Polymeric Trace Evidence

  • Valerio¬†Causin

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About this book


This book approaches the analysis of forensic contact traces from a polymer science perspective. The development of characterization methods of new or unusual traces and the improvement of existing protocols is described.The book starts with a general introduction to polymers and  the issues related to transfer, persistence and recovery of polymeric traces. The chapters  present a distinctive feature of polymers, discussing how it can be measured, what the practical difficulties which can be encountered in the analysis, and how useful that information is for comparison or identification purposes. Practical tips for the realization of the forensic analyses are included.


Comonomers Crime Scene Polymers Forensic Science Isotacticity Locard Principle Polymer Characterization Polymers in Forensics Semicrytallinity

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  • Valerio¬†Causin
    • 1
  1. 1.Università di PadovaPadovaItaly

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