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Mass Spectrometry in Forensic Sciences

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Robert D. Blackledge
Naval Criminal Investigative Service

May 19, 1999

The Scripps Research Institute, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater


Background:

Robert Blackledge received his B.S. degree in chemistry from The Citadel in 1960, and his M.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Georgia in 1962. In 1971 he entered the forensic science field as a criminalist in the laboratory of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee. From 1977 through 1988 he worked as a senior forensic chemist specializing in trace evidence at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation laboratory in Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany.He is a member of the American Chemical Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a member of the California Association of Criminalists, and a member of the Southern Association of Forensic Scientists.For the past several years Robert has specialized in the recovery and identification of traces associated with condoms when used by sexual assailants. Reports of his research have been published in the FBI's Law Enforcement Bulletin, the FBI's Crime Laboratory Digest, the Journal of Forensic Sciences, the Journal of the Forensic Science Society, and the California Association of Criminalists NEWS.

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