Analytical Techniques

Geo-forensic investigations use the global, regional and local variations in:

Potential Applications


  • relating a suspect to the scene of the crime
  • relating an item left at the scene to a suspect
  • relating an item found at the discovery scene to the scene of the crime
  • supporting or disproving alibis
  • tracing materials (e.g. fruit, drugs, bee pollen, plants, and almost any other item) to its original source in New Zealand or overseas
  • supplying investigators with more promising lines of inquiry or eliminating currently active lines of inquiry
  • confirming the age and/or identity of various organic and inorganic materials
Lab analysis