TFEG Newsletter Jul ’16
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|CLAS Criminal Law Training Programme,
“Dealing with Forensic Evidence”, 19 May 2016
|Ms Lim Chin Chin, Senior Consultant Forensic Scientist, TFEG, presented on the topic “Understanding Forensic Reports”. Through her presentation, participants gained awareness of the different types of forensic reports, significance of conclusion, basis of interpretations, underlying processes … Read more|
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|Primers for Lawyers in Law Gazette|
|Unknown Chemicals and Materials – A Primer for Lawyers (March 2016). Unknown chemicals and materials are commonly encountered in criminal and civil cases. Less commonly touted are their occurrence in day-to-day quality assurance operations and manufacturing processes. The identification of unknown substances, comparison with known samples, and subsequent quantitation (if necessary) allows stakeholders to make critical decisions on their next course of action, e.g. to recall defective products, proceed with criminal investigation or confer peace of mind … Read more
Forensic Toxicology – A Primer for Lawyers (May 2016). A Primer for Lawyers (May 2016). Toxicological analysis is dependent on analytical chemistry techniques. Presumptive tests such as colour tests, immunoassays and breath alcohol analysis provide a rapid indication of the presence of a particular substance or class of substances. Confirmatory tests often based on mass spectrometry are required to confirm the presence of a toxicant in a biological specimen. The key challenges in forensic toxicology lie in the interpretation of antemortem and postmortem results. Due to postmortem drug redistribution, drug levels in postmortem blood must be cautiously interpreted … Read more
Look out for our next article, Controlled Drugs – A Primer for Lawyers in July’s issue of Law Gazette.
Past articles: Fire and Explosion (Feb ‘16), Bloodstain Patterns (Jan ’16), Damage & Marks (Oct ‘15), Trace Evidence (Jul ‘15), Forensic Reconstruction (May ‘15), Forensic Document Examination (Mar ‘15), The Essence of Forensic Science (Jan ‘15).
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