About   |   More   |   Search

Forensic Chemistry

Chemical methods in forensics and criminology.


Forensic chemistry is the application of chemical techniques to law enforcement or the failure of products or processes. The scientific boundaries are not sharply defined for forensic chemistry, so it includes topics that are not entirely chemical in nature.

Online available information resources on forensic chemistry.

Content, Topics

Current Articles

Forensic Chemistry
What it is and what it does

New Method to Identify Latent Fingerprints
Caught red-handed: detection of latent fingerprints through release of fluorescein from a nanofiber mat

General Information

Forensic Science Technician
Guide to forensic science and criminal justice programs: search 170+ forensic science colleges

Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Forensic Analytical Chemistry
Lecture notes

Forensic Chemistry
Lecture notes - Format: PDF

Forensic Chemistry
Course outline - Format: PDF

Forensic Entomology
The ultimate guide to forensic entomology

Forensic Medicine for Medical Students
This subject is now rarely taught at undergraduate level (particularly in the UK) and so this site provides a unique resource for clinical forensic medicine, legal medicine and forensic pathology

Report: The Role and Impact of Forensic Evidence in the Criminal Justice System - Format: PDF

Special Information

Body Fluids
Technical Report: Application of Raman Spectroscopy for an Easy-to-Use, on-Field, Rapid, Nondestructive, Confirmatory Identification of Body Fluids - Format: PDF

The Bali Bombings
A case study in forensic chemistry - Format: PDF

Analysis and Determination

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Tutorial
Examination of the shapes, locations, and distribution patterns of bloodstains, in order to provide an interpretation of the physical events which gave rise to their origin - Format: PDF

Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
... at the FBI Laboratory

Standardization of DNA Profiling Techniques in the European Union; SMT4 CT97-7506. University of Mainz

Data and Databases

Forensic Pathology Index
A series of images demonstrating gross and microscopic pathologic findings, as well as some diagrams

A compendium of polymorphisms and mutations of the human mitochondrial DNA

STRBase - Short Tandem Repeat DNA
These data are intended to benefit research and application of short tandem repeat DNA markers to human identity testing. NIST Standard Reference Database SRD 130

Software and Programs

Bloodstain Pattern Simulations
A physical analysis - Format: PDF


American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
... features original articles on new examination and documentation procedures, as well as provocative discussions of the forensic pathologist's expanding role. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal
... is published quarterly and is devoted to the publication of original papers, comments and reviews in the various branches of forensic science. Taylor and Francis

Forensic Science Abstracts
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journal. The journal aims to provide its readers with a swift, yet complete, current awareness service. Elsevier

Forensic Science Communications
... is a peer-reviewed forensic science journal published quarterly by FBI Laboratory personnel. It is a means of communication between forensic scientists. FBI

Forensic Science International
... publishes original contributions in the many different scientific disciplines pertaining to the forensic sciences. Fields include forensic pathology and histochemistry, chemistry, biochemistry and toxicology (including drugs, alcohol, etc.), biology (including the identification of hairs and fibres), serology, odontology, psychiatry, anthropology, the physical sciences, firearms, and document examination, as well as investigations of value to public health in its broadest sense, and the important marginal area where science and medicine interact with the law. Elsevier

International Journal of Legal Medicine
... aims to improve the scientific armamentarium used in the elucidation of crime and related forensic applications at a high level of evidential proof. The journal offers review articles tracing development in specific areas, with up-to-date analysis; original articles discussing significant recent research results; case reports describing interesting and exceptional examples; letters to the editors; and technical notes, which appear in a section originally created for rapid publication of data in the dynamic field of DNA analysis. Springer

Journal of Forensic Sciences
... provides the latest information on the many disciplines represented in forensic sciences. Wiley


American Board of Forensic Toxicology is a non-profit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
As a professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law, the AAFS is committed to the promotion of education and the elevation of accuracy, precision, and specificity in the forensic sciences

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
ASCLD is a nonprofit professional society of crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers dedicated to promoting excellence in forensic science through leadership and innovation

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
ACFE is a not-for-profit, independent, scientific and professional society

Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office

Canadian Society of Forensic Science
CSFS is a non-profit professional organization incorporated to maintain professional standards, and to promote the study and enhance the stature of forensic science

Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
... aims to provide opportunities for practitioners, academics and interested parties to congregate, communicate and collaborate and is committed to providing opportunities for professional development. Formerly: FSSoc

German Society of Legal Medicine
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Rechtsmedizin, DGRM

International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators
The IABTI is an independent, non-profit, professional association formed for countering the criminal use of explosives

International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
TIAFT members come from the police force, medical examiners and coroners' laboratories, horseracing and sports doping laboratories, hospitals, departments of legal medicine, pharmacology, pharmacy and toxicology

International Society for Forensic Genetics
ISFG is an international association promoting scientific knowledge in the field of genetic markers analyzed for forensic purposes

Joint Pathology Center
JPC is the federal government's premier pathology reference center supporting the Military Health System (MHS), DoD and other federal agencies

Society of Forensic Toxicologists
SOFT is an organization composed of practicing forensic toxicologists and those interested in the discipline for the purpose of promoting and developing forensic toxicology

Society of Toxicological and Forensic Chemistry
Gesellschaft für Toxikologische und Forensische Chemie. GTFCh, Germany - [d]

Information Centres

Alan Barbour's forensic toxicology page is a noncommercial guide to experts, laboratories and forensic toxicology links

Forensic Mathematics
The mathematics of DNA identification. Paternity testing, kinship, DNA databases, matching probabilities, mixed stains. Software: DNAVIEW for DNA analysis, PATER for paternity reports, serological calculations. Hillblom and Jefferson stories. STR utility. Mutations in DNA identification


Last update: 31.10.2022

© 1996 - 2023 Internetchemistry

I agree!

This site uses cookies. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies! Learn more ...