A study of adipocere in soil collected from a field leaching study

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dc.contributor.author Cassar, Joseph en_US
dc.contributor.author Stuart, Barbara en_US
dc.contributor.author Dent, Boyd en_US
dc.contributor.author Notter, Stephanie en_US
dc.contributor.author Forbes, Shari en_US
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Christopher en_US
dc.contributor.author Dadour, Ian en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T06:59:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T06:59:22Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2009008324 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cassar Joseph et al. 2011, 'A study of adipocere in soil collected from a field leaching study', John Rowe, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 3-11. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0045-0618 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14826
dc.description.abstract An investigation of a post-mortem product, adipocere, resulting from the decomposition of a pig carcass left on a soil surface is reported. The presence of this material should provide valuable information for forensic investigators: although a body may have been removed from a crime scene, decomposition products may remain in the soil below and the depth to which these are observed can provide insight into the problem of how long a body remained on the soil surface. Infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography?mass spectrometry were used in this study to identify the compounds associated with adipocere, which is comprised of particular fatty acids, in soil samples taken from different depths below the carcass. Both techniques demonstrate that adipocere may be detected in soil beneath a body and the depth to which it is detected is dependent upon the time since the body was deposited on the soil surface. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher John Rowe en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00450611003685996 en_US
dc.title A study of adipocere in soil collected from a field leaching study en_US
dc.parent Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 43 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Clovelly NSW, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 11 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 069901 en_US
dc.personcode 0000064413 en_US
dc.personcode 950589 en_US
dc.personcode 950402 en_US
dc.personcode 996451 en_US
dc.personcode 114232 en_US
dc.personcode 0000049057 en_US
dc.personcode 0000021880 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Forensic Biology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords adipocere; decomposition; gas chromatography?mass spectrometry; infrared spectroscopy; soil en_US


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