Examining the Financial Impact of Employing Portable Ms Systems in Drug Screening at Crime Scenes
Portable mass spectrometers (MS) featuring ambient ionization methods have shown proficiency towards the rapid identification of drug evidence types. If such technology is placed in the hands of crime scene and law enforcement practitioners, it could prove useful towards combating the current backlog of forensic casework while also providing enhanced investigatory capabilities. However, acquisition costs for such instrumentation could prove burdensome for local and state forensic/police agencies if there is no mechanisms for cost recovery from its implementation. In this work, our efforts towards assessing the financial impact of portable MS systems implemented in diverse investigative usage modes will be presented.
Cleary, Scott, "Examining the Financial Impact of Employing Portable Ms Systems in Drug Screening at Crime Scenes" (2018). University Research Symposium. 32.