Physical evidence in drug intelligence, Part 2: discrimination of packaging tapes by colour

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dc.contributor.author Huttunen, Juuso en_US
dc.contributor.author Doble, Philip en_US
dc.contributor.author Dawson, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Roux, Claude en_US
dc.contributor.author Robertson, James en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:43:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:43:19Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2007002773 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Huttunen Juuso et al. 2008, 'Physical evidence in drug intelligence, Part 2: discrimination of packaging tapes by colour', Taylor & Francis, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 73-83. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0045-0618 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8454
dc.description.abstract The authors have considered routine exploitation of physical evidence from seized shipments of illicit drugs for intelligence purposes. Part 1 of this series addressed the identification of polymer type within the adhesive pf packaging tapes and raised important issues with regard to how data should be collated in a databse as a basis for reliable drug intelligence. this article expands onthis topic by addressingt eh sue of colour for achieving the same aim. By using a relatively simple instrumental technique to analyse opaque 'brown' packaging tapes, it was found that colour was an effective way to discriminate between different adhesive tape samples. However, unitial results showed that the analysis of colour in packaging tapes was more complex than assigning seminsubjective names to particular hues (e.g. light brown, greenm brown etc). Instead, samples in the population often differed only slightly from one another and hence proved difficult to categorise. Thus, a database or analyst must avoid using such 'discrete' labels and instead make use of 'continuous' numerical data. Here, CIELab chromaticity coordinates were used to define representative colour spaces for each tape sample and these were then compared to determine whether two such volumes intersected. This process would decide whether or not the sampes could be discriminated. While several sets of data were compared, further work needs to be carried out into the consistency of colour within single rolls of tape or batches of tape. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00450610802047598 en_US
dc.title Physical evidence in drug intelligence, Part 2: discrimination of packaging tapes by colour en_US
dc.parent Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 40 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 73 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 83 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Chemistry and Forensic Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 039900 en_US
dc.personcode 0000041684 en_US
dc.personcode 010494 en_US
dc.personcode 910324 en_US
dc.personcode 960382 en_US
dc.personcode 0000027243 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Chemical Sciences 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 drug intelligence, packaging tapes, colour en_US


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