Soil comparison

The recovery and comparison of soil, and other geological samples, can provide valuable intelligence and corroborative evidence in a variety of crimes.

Geological samples recovered from a suspect, for example, from shoes, clothing or a vehicle, can be compared against samples from a location of interest and help establish whether or not there is any form of association between them. Such comparisons are often carried out together with other examination types such as the presence of pollen within the soil samples.

A detailed geological analysis of soil samples can provide valuable intelligence regarding the geographical area that the soil originated from. This can prove useful in cases such as missing person enquiries or where items are believed to have been buried. Again, this type of examination may also include other evidence types such as plant material, pollen and manmade deposits present within the soil or associated with it.

ArroGen Forensics provides a full range of ecology services including soil, pollen and botony.