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Forensic Science & Addiction Research

Analysis of Soil in Crime Cases and Its Importance: Cases Study

  • Open or CloseSupriya Ghajbhye1, Shreya Sharma2 and Mukesh Sharma3*

    1PG Student, Department of Forensic Science, Viveknanda Global University, Jaipur, India

    2Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, Viveknanda Global University, Jaipur, India

    1Assistant Director (Physics), India

    *Corresponding author: Mukesh Sharma, Assistant Director (Physics), State FSL, Jaipur, India

Submission: August 22, 2022;Published: January 10, 2023

DOI: 10.31031/FSAR.2023.06.000634

ISSN: 2578-0042
Volume6 Issue1


Soil from the scene of occurrence, can give us the major evidence and relevant information, so it is admissible in court. As it can be used as important and relevant evidence, as it follows the Locard’s Principle. On the basis of quantitative and qualitative analysis, it can easily be raveled to trace out the primary scene of occurrence and secondary scene of occurrence. As well as soil may also provide an important clue regarding to the connection of the victim, suspect in the happening or committing crime. In the criminal offences which can be found in soil by different samples such as footprints, fingerprints, hair, fiber, blood, bullet, knifes, bodily fluids, guns, paints and many other points and various substance from soil which will help us to link a suspect to the crime scenes. Through the three cases studies, we elaborated the importance of soil and its evidential value in crime solving and get a proper direction of investigation.

Keywords:Soil; Physical evidence; Primary and secondary crime scene; Crime scene investigation

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