Do Detectives Really Taste-test Drugs?

Remember all those great movie scenes where the detective dips his pinky finger into the bag of white powder and touches it to the tip of his tongue? Makes for dramatic television right? Do you think that’s actually what detectives do? For the real scoop on how drugs are field tested and why taste-testing is such a bad idea come check out my guest posting today on the Crime Fiction Collective here.

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Hi there. Thank you for visiting my BLOG for crime writers. I hope you will find it interesting. I would love to hear your questions and thoughts regarding forensics and criminal investigations. I hope that the information here will help answer your questions or ignite your imagination. I am a retired senior criminalist with 15 years of forensic experience. I have served as the president of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction, Rocky Mountain Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, and the Rocky Mountain Division of the International Association for Identification. I am triple board certified in forensic related fields and one of only 40 board-certified bloodstain pattern analysts and 80 board-certified footwear examiners worldwide In addition to writing over 60 scientific papers, I have worked as the editor of the Journal of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction, been interviewed by and consulted for television, books, magazines, and newspaper articles including documentaries on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

Posted on February 14, 2012, in The Crime Scene and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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