This lecture will cover important applications of forensic geophysics. Successful detection of clandestine graves of murder victims is relatively poor in the UK for a variety of factors. This can include large survey areas, poor intelligence and a lack of knowledge of search teams on optimal technologies to utilise.
The talk will present current research efforts to better understand physical properties of both the search area and the potential target(s) to aid search investigators. The main operating equipment types will be discussed, with some detail about how they work. Key findings from geophysical research on both simulated clandestine burials and case-studies will be shown.