Publication Date

Fall 2022


What is forensic analysis?

  • Work done by forensic scientists to analyze evidence found at crime scenes and outside evidence tied to a crime (“Forensic Science”)
  • An analysis method used to aid law enforcement in criminal investigations and in a court room to prove whether a criminal suspect is innocent or guilty of committing a crime (“Forensic Science”)

How can soil be used in forensic analysis?

  • By forensic scientists in trace evidence examination (“Forensic Science”), a method of forensic analysis examining microscopic traces of evidence, such as soil particles found at or on evidence from a crime scene (“Trace Evidence Analysis”)
  • To determine a connection between a victim or suspect and a crime scene or between a victim and suspect themselves (“Trace Evidence Analysis”)


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