This article describes a project housed at the National Institute of Justice's National Center for Forensic Science to assist bomb scene investigations.
The National Institute of Justice's National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida has developed a project to create a database of explosives detailed enough for law enforcement agencies to identify the manufacturer and the country where the explosive was manufactured. The explosive database operates where each type of explosive, such as TNT, C4 and nitroglycerin are chemically analyzed and the results are then compiled in the database. By knowing the type of explosive, its content, the manufacturer, and the country of origin, law enforcement agencies can narrow down the investigation. The database offers law enforcement agencies with a highly beneficial tool in bomb scene investigations.
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From Techbeat, Summer 2001; downloaded on October 25, 2005.