Chapter 3: Confirmatory Testing

This chapter provides an overview of various confirmatory methods in forensic science, such as mass spectrometry. A case from the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) highlights how the analytical data are used, interpreted and reported.

The podcast goes into details of the two CanLII cases and describes toxicants tested as well as the chemistry behind the confirmatory tests used.


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In this podcast episode (18:47), Dr. Sanela Martic discusses how confirmatory testing and data is being presented and used in reporting. Specifically, a discussion of mass spectrometry based techniques used in two CanLii cases is being presented.

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