Application of soil in forensic science: residual odor and HRD dogs.

@article{Alexander2015ApplicationOS,
  title={Application of soil in forensic science: residual odor and HRD dogs.},
  author={Michael - USA Benndorf Alexander and Theresa K. Hodges and Joan A Bytheway and J. A. Aitkenhead-Peterson},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2015},
  volume={249},
  pages={304-13}
}
Decomposing human remains alter the environment through deposition of various compounds comprised of a variety of chemical constituents. Human remains detection (HRD) dogs are trained to indicate the odor of human remains. Residual odor from previously decomposing human remains may remain in the soil and on surfaces long after the remains are gone. This study examined the ability of eight nationally certified HRD dogs (four dual purpose and four single purpose) to detect human remains odor in… CONTINUE READING
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