2008 BCCE: Forensic Science Mini-workshop

CWCS sponsored two half-day miniworkshops at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Presentations were made by alumni of the CWCS Forensic Science workshops at Williams College

 

Fingerprinting

Inkless fingerprinting – self contained system; pads containing ferric chloride; paper containing propyl gallate

- Sudan black for nonporous material

- Ninhydrin for porous material

- Wetwop for fingerprints on the sticky side of duct tape

- Magnetic fingerprint powder

- Iodine for fingerprint development

 

Timothy M. Thomas
Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Sociology
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
3250 St. Matthews Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118-8299
803-535-1271

thomast@octech.edu 

 

Demonstration of portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)

Various samples to be analyzed by XRF such as bullets/gunshot residue/other

 

Michelle L. Shulman
Department of Chemistry
St. Marys College
P.O. Box 4527
Moraga, CA 94575

925-631-8220

mshulman@stmarys-ca.edu

 

 

Demonstration of Attenuated Total Reflectance, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Samples such as glass, duct tape, powdered samples/fiber/fabric

 

Dwight Tshudy
Department of Chemistry
Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984

978-867-4799

dwight.tshudy@gordon.edu

 

 

Analysis of suspected powdered drug material and drugs in urine and the detection of alcohol in saliva.

 

Note: the drugs are simulated drugs or drug material that is available for use below the licensable quantity; the urine is simulated urine from Toxi-Labs.

NIK drug detection test for cocaine

Test for adulterants in urine

Test for drugs in urine; self contained drug testing panel

On-Site alcohol test for alcohol in saliva

City: 
Bloomington
State: 
IN