Forensic Geology and Geophysics

Forensic geophysics also called forensic geology is the study, the search, the localization and the mapping of buried objects or elements beneath the soil or the water, using geophysics tools for legal purposes. Forensic archaeology will also come under this department in which archaeological methods are applied to forensic – crime scene – work. Various sub topics includes Analysis of heavy metals and heavy mineral compositions, applications of paleontology for investigations, advanced techniques for soil forensic examinations, geochemical and isotopic tracers, seismology and nuclear tests.                                                                                                                                                         

The U.S. market for forensic products and services was valued at more than $10.9 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $11.2 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $16.3 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% from 2013 to 2018

Scientific archeologists utilize their insight into legitimate removal procedures to guarantee that remaining parts are recuperated in a controlled and forensically satisfactory way. At the point when remains are discovered mostly or totally covered the best possible uncovering of the remaining parts will guarantee that any proof present on the bones will stay in place. Measurable palynology is the investigation of dust and powdered minerals, their ID, and where and when they happen, to find out that a body or other item was in a sure place at a sure time. Dust can educate a considerable measure concerning where a man or question has been, on account of areas of the world, or much more specific areas such a sure arrangement of shrubberies, will have an unmistakable accumulation of dust species.

  • Analysis of heavy metals and heavy mineral compositions
  • Forensic archaeology
  • Applications of geophysics to criminal investigations
  • Analytical method development in analysis of submerged objects
  • Analytical techniques in forensic palynology
  • Quaternary proxies for analysis of soils and sediments
  • Geochemical and isotopic tracers
  • Advanced techniques for soil forensic examinations
  • Applications of palaeontology for investigations
  • Seismology and nuclear tests

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