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The Resource Geoforensics, Alastair Ruffell and Jennifer McKinley ; with contributions from Laurance Donnelly, Mark Harrison, Antoinette Keaney

Geoforensics, Alastair Ruffell and Jennifer McKinley ; with contributions from Laurance Donnelly, Mark Harrison, Antoinette Keaney

Label
Geoforensics
Title
Geoforensics
Statement of responsibility
Alastair Ruffell and Jennifer McKinley ; with contributions from Laurance Donnelly, Mark Harrison, Antoinette Keaney
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Geoforensics is a comprehensive introduction to the application of geoscience to criminal investigations. Clearly structured throughout, the book follows a path from the large-scale application of remote sensing, landforms and geophysics in the first half to the increasingly small-scale examination of rock and soils to trace amounts of material. The two scales of investigation are linked by geoscience applications to forensics that can be applied at a range of dimensions. These include the use of topographic mapping, x-ray imaging, geophysics and remote sensing in assessing whether sediment, rocks or concrete may have hidden or buried materials inside." "This book describes the wider application of many different geoscience-based methods in assisting law enforcers with investigations such as international and national crimes of genocide and pollution, terrorism and domestic crime as well as accident investigation. The text makes a clear link to the increasingly important aspects of the spatial distribution of geoscience materials (be it soil sampling or the distribution of mud-spatter on clothing), Geographic Information Science and geostatistics."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ruffell, Alastair
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McKinley, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forensic geology
  • Environmental forensics
Label
Geoforensics, Alastair Ruffell and Jennifer McKinley ; with contributions from Laurance Donnelly, Mark Harrison, Antoinette Keaney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Background to the work, organization of the text and history of research.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Physical geography, geomorphology, landform interpretation, archaeology, stratigraphy and hydrodynamics.
  • p. 13
  • 3.
  • Geophysics.
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • Remote sensing.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • Spatial location and geographic information science.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • Scale, sampling and geostatistics.
  • p. 155
  • 7.
  • Conventional geological analysis.
  • p. 183
  • 8.
  • Trace evidence.
  • p. 241
  • 9.
  • search for buried materials.
  • p. 269
  • 10.
  • Circuit complete.
  • p. 293
  • App. 1.
  • Search methods.
  • p. 301
  • App. 2.
  • Soil sampling.
  • p. 305
  • Glossary.
  • p. 313
  • References.
  • p. 317
  • Index.
  • p. 330
Control code
ocn213407383
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 332 p.
Isbn
9780470057353
Lccn
2008011004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
Geoforensics, Alastair Ruffell and Jennifer McKinley ; with contributions from Laurance Donnelly, Mark Harrison, Antoinette Keaney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Background to the work, organization of the text and history of research.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Physical geography, geomorphology, landform interpretation, archaeology, stratigraphy and hydrodynamics.
  • p. 13
  • 3.
  • Geophysics.
  • p. 55
  • 4.
  • Remote sensing.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • Spatial location and geographic information science.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • Scale, sampling and geostatistics.
  • p. 155
  • 7.
  • Conventional geological analysis.
  • p. 183
  • 8.
  • Trace evidence.
  • p. 241
  • 9.
  • search for buried materials.
  • p. 269
  • 10.
  • Circuit complete.
  • p. 293
  • App. 1.
  • Search methods.
  • p. 301
  • App. 2.
  • Soil sampling.
  • p. 305
  • Glossary.
  • p. 313
  • References.
  • p. 317
  • Index.
  • p. 330
Control code
ocn213407383
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 332 p.
Isbn
9780470057353
Lccn
2008011004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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