ASTM WK70187

    New Guide for Collection of Soils and Other Geological Evidence for Criminal Forensic Applications

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E30.11 | Committee E30 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This is a guide for the documentation, collection, and preservation of soil and other geological evidence for use in criminal investigations. Sampling for environmental geology is outside of its scope. It is designed as a resource for professionals whose job responsibilities include the collection and preservation of soil evidence and for forensic scientists to enable them to advise crime scene investigators.


    soil; dust; debris; sediment; sand; gravel


    This guide describes the goals and techniques for the collection of soils in criminal forensic investigations

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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