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Estimating the Post-Mortem Interval of skeletonized remains: The use of Infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectro-microscopy

Creagh, Dudley; Cameron, Alyce

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When skeletonized remains are found it becomes a police task to determine to identify the body and establish the cause of death. It assists investigators if the Post-Mortem Interval (PMI) can be established. Hitherto no reliable qualitative method of estimating the PMI has been found. A quantitative method has yet to be developed. This paper shows that IR spectroscopy and Raman microscopy have the potential to form the basis of a quantitative method.

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/112383
Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry
DOI: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2016.03.007

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