Putting “Science” into Forensic Science: A Chemist’s Perspective on Forensic Archaeology

  • Susan White


John F. Kennedy once said that he was a Berliner (1). Following in his footsteps, albeit less exalted in my case, I would like the record to state that I am a chemist. Despite various peregrinations in my career, I am at heart a chemist. Yet, I also lay claim to be a forensic archaeologist. While some may wonder why I did not pursue the well-established discipline of forensic chemistry, or even toxicology, a topic for another time, the thrust of this discussion is to determine what my background and training has meant to my study of forensic archaeology.


Chemistry Forensic science Scientific method UK Law Commission Daubert trilogy Adipocere 


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  • Susan White
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  1. 1.Member of the Advisory Board, UCL Centre for the Forensic SciencesLondonUK

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