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CSI Sparkles and Shines: Glitter as Forensic Evidence

Friday, March 4, 2011 @ 7:30 PM-8:30 PM

Featured Speaker: Robert D. Blackledge, former Naval Criminal Investigative Service Senior Chemist, NCIS Regional Forensic Laboratory – San Diego; Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Criminalistics Section; and editor, Forensic Analysis on the Cutting Edge: New Methods for Trace Evidence Analysis

Hair, fiber, paint chips, broken glass fragments, they are CSI’s familiar finger-pointing trace evidence. But glitter, with its widespread use in arts and crafts, on clothing, in cosmetics, and in numerous clear plastic commercial products, is the ideal contact trace evidence in crime scene investigations. Former NCIS Senior Chemist, Robert Blackledge, talks about glitter, what it is, how it’s made, and how it’s found and collected from crime scenes; and he wraps up with several brief case histories in this fascinating look at the forensic science of glitter.

Washington University in St. Louis

Danforth Campus, Laboratory Sciences Building, Room 300

St. Louis, MO 63130

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students and teachers welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please note: This an open event, there will not be designated chaperones

No need to RSVP – For more information contact Jeff Cornelius at jeff.cornelius@principia.edu, or call 618-374-5296.

Sponsored by Academy of Science – St. Louis friend and partner, the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society www.stlacs.org.


Friday, March 4, 2011
7:30 PM-8:30 PM
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