Sniffing out the evidence – fragrance and forensics

The IFRA United Kingdom Fragrance Forum 16th October 2014 at The Royal Society, London

In future, when police forensics experts, smell that something is wrong, this could be more than just a turn of phrase. The collection and analysis of natural human scent and applied fragrances could, in the near future, help track criminals, identify victims and solve crimes from sexual assault to child abduction.

The use of smell and fragrance are set to be used in criminal investigations, according to Alison Davidson, a researcher at the Department of Forensic Science and Crime Science based at, Staffordshire University.

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