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Detector dogs showcase their forensic talent at ACS meeting

March 28, 2002

ORLANDO, Fla., April 8 -- A special session in which forensic chemists demonstrate the ability of detector dogs to locate hidden evidence will highlight activities scheduled today at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Dr. Kenneth Furton of the Chemistry Department at Florida International University will present a paper on the use of dogs in the collection of forensic evidence. After his paper, there will be a demonstration of dogs sniffing out a controlled substance. Handlers from the Florida Highway Patrol will accompany the dogs.

The session takes place on Monday, April 8, during the Society's 223rd national meeting, April 7-11. It is co-sponsored by the Society Committee on Education, the Division of Chemical Education, and the Division of Analytical Chemistry.

WHAT:
Forensic Science Symposium: How is Evidence Collected?

WHEN:
Monday, April 8

WHERE:
Rosen Plaza, Salon 8, Level Two

WHO:
9:05 a.m.
Finding criminals with forensic chemistry
Dr. Jose Almirall, Florida International University

9:35 a.m.
Use of detector dogs for the accurate location and collection of forensic evidence
Dr. Kenneth Furton, Florida International University

10:05 a.m.
Hands-on activities demonstrating dogs sniffing out a controlled substance
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American Chemical Society

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