Pringle, JK, Cassella, JP, Williams, A, Cross, P, Ruffell, A and Masters, P (2013) Collaborative geophysical monitoring of simulated forensic ‘crime scenes’ in the UK. In: Second International Conference on Engineering Geophysics, 24-27 Nov 2013, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

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This paper provides an overview of current collaborative academic forensic geophysics research on various U.K. test sites to detail the importance of forensic simulated burial sites for forensic search investigators. Academic forensic test sites contain a variety of buried material objects that have been buried for various periods. The team also have access to historical burial grounds for data collection if required. Research is gaining an understanding of optimal search technique(s) for different buried targets, optimum methodologies and sequential search workflows. From this research, additionally a detailed understanding of the local depositional environment(s), particularly soil type(s), age/style of burial and local climate datasets are critical to have a successful detection. Ongoing long-term monitoring efforts are detailing optimal time windows for searches and techniques.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: forensic geophysics, forensic science
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 10:41

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