Fragrances Scent Profiles Used to Categorize Suspects

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2014 | One Comment

Forensics experts are building chemical profiles of popular fragrances to help them identify scents left on clothing and items touched by offenders. These traces are coming from deodorant, perfume and soap left behind at crime scenes. By building up a ‘scent profile’  it can help to narrow down lists of suspects and even be used as evidence in court. They hope that by identify key compounds from the sweat left behind by criminals, it can be used as evidence against them. For additional information and to learn more please go to the link below:

http://www.forensicmag.com/news/2014/11/scent-profiles-used-categorize-suspects

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 11/29/14]

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