Forensic Technology Center of Excellence


Stable Isotope Analysis in a Humanitarian Context

Stable Isotope Analysis in a Humanitarian Context

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM ET – 12:30:00 PM ET
Duration: 1.5 hour(s)

This webinar will introduce stable isotope analysis and its validity as analytical tool in establishing the geographic origin and life history of unidentified individuals from forensic and humanitarian contexts. In such cases where comparison with missing persons reports and DNA is not feasible – or even possible because geographic origins are unknown – the use of stable isotope analysis is a viable option for determining provenance and has been used successfully in a number of forensic cases to determine regional origins.

Detailed Learning Objectives:

1) What are stable isotopes

2) What information can be extracted from stable isotope analysis

3) What are the potential forensic applications in a Humanitarian context

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

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Elena Kranioti

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