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Some factors affecting soil sieve analysis in forensic-science .1. dry sieving

Wanogho, S. and Gettinby, G. and Caddy, B. and Robertson, J. (1987) Some factors affecting soil sieve analysis in forensic-science .1. dry sieving. Forensic Science International, 33 (2). pp. 129-137. ISSN 0379-0738

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Abstract

The results reported in this study indicate that careful control of the applied torque settings and instrumental modification can play an important part in the determination of particle size distributions of soils using the dry sieving technique. Determinations were highly repeatable and increased the sensitivity of the method for comparative soil analyses used to test for similarity. Experimental results also suggested that equal weights of soils should be compared in the determinations of both control and questioned samples.

Item type: Article
ID code: 17781
Keywords: soil analysis, dry sieving technique, torque and weight effects, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
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    Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 12:05
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:08
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/17781

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