“Stable Isotopes in Forensic Analysis”
Read an article about the use of stable isotopes in forensic analysis for law-enforcement purposes.
You may read one of the suggested articles, below, or one of your own choosing. Then, in a primary post of at least 125 words, in your own words, explain what a stable isotope is and how stable isotope analysis can be an aid to law enforcement forensics. Make a substantive reply to at least one fellow student.
- Ackerman, S. J. (2013, January/February). A different kind of CSI: crime and stable isotopes. American Scientist. Retrieved from https://www.americanscientist.org/article/a-different-kind-of-csi-crime-and-stable-isotopes
- De Chant, T. (2012, October 18). Stable isotopes in forensics. NOVA. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/stable-isotopes.html
- Schwarcz, H. P. (2007, January 6). Tracing unidentified skeletons using stable isotopes. Forensic Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.forensicmag.com/article/2007/01/tracing-unidentified-skeletons-using-stable-isotopes