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How to find a dead body: an insight into forensic geophysics

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18:30 – 19:30 16 Nov 2010
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Surface Science Research Centre, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 3BX

Speakers: Dr Jamie Pringle, School of Physical Sciences and Geography, Keele University

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.
Directions: http://www.iop.org/activity/branches/north_west/merseyside/calendar/file_44563.pdf

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Merseyside Branch
Contact details: Louise Butcher
Email: louise.butcher@iop.org

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