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Criminal and environmental soil forensics

Author: K Ritz; Lorna Dawson; David Miller
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, 2009.
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In covering the crime-fighting field of soil forensics, this book discusses conceptual issues, evidence (from recovering to use in court), geoforensics, taphonomy, and leading-edge technologies. It  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K Ritz; Lorna Dawson; David Miller
ISBN: 9781402092039 1402092032 9781402092046 1402092040
OCLC Number: 260208395
Description: xl, 519 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: "Soils ain't soils" : context and issues facing soil scientists in a forensic world / J. Robertson --
Expert scientific evidence in court : the legal considerations / D.P. Auchie --
Some thoughts on the role of probabilistic reasoning in the evaluation of evidence / C.G.G. Aitken --
Microbial community profiling for the characterisation of soil evidence : forensic considerations / G.F. Sensabaugh --
The current status of forensic soil examination in the Russian Federation / O. Gradusova and E. Nesterina --
Characterisation and discrimination of urban soils : preliminary results from the Soil Forensics University Network / A. Morrisson, S. McColl, L.A. Dawson, M. Brewer --
Environmental considerations for common burial site selection after pandemic events / A. Williams, T. Temple, S.J. Pollard, R.J.A. Jones, K. Ritz --
A systematic approach to soil forensics : criminal case studies involving transference from crime scene to forensic evidence / R.W. Fitzpatrick, M.D. Raven, S.T. Forrester --
Forensic ecology, botany and palynology : some aspects of their role in criminal investigation / P.E.J. Wiltshire --
Sediment and soil environmental forensics : what do we know? / S.M. Mudge --
Petrography and geochemical analysis for the forensic assessment of concrete damage / I. Fernandes, M.A.T.M. Broekmans, F. Noronha --
Tracing soil and groundwater pollution with electromagnetic profiling and geo-electrical investigations / K. Martens, K. Walraevens --
Locating concealed homicide victims : developing the role of geoforensics / M. Harrison, L.J. Donnelly --
Geological trace evidence : forensic and legal perspectives / A. Keaney, A. Ruffell, J. McKinley --
New observations on the interactions between evidence and the upper horizons of the soil / I. Hanson, J. Djohari, J. Orr, P. Furphy, C. Hodgson, G. Cox, G. Broadbridge --
The forensic analysis of sediments recovered from footwear / R.M. Morgan, J. Freudiger-Bonzon, K.H. Nichols, T. Jellis, S. Dunkerley, P. Zelazowski, P.A. Bull --
Using soil and groundwater data to understand resistivity surveys over a simulated clandestine grave / J.R. Jervis, J.K. Pringle, J.P. Cassella, G. Tuckwell --
Spatial thinking in search methodology : a case study of the "no body murder enquiry," west of Ireland / J. McKinley, A. Ruffell, M. Harrison, W. Meier-Augenstein, H. Kemp, C. Graham, L. Barry --
Localisation of a mass grave from the Nazi era : a case study / S. Fiedler, J. Berger, K. Stahr, M. Graw --
Research in forensic taphonomy : a soil-based perspective / M. Tibbett, D.O. Carter --
Can temperature affect the release of ninhydrin-reactive nitrogen in gravesoil following the burial of a mammalian (Rattus rattus) cadaver? / D.O. Carter, D. Yellowlees, M. Tibbett --
Taphonomic changes to the buried body in arid environments : an experimental case study in Peru / R.C. Janaway, A.S. Wilson, G. Caprio Díaz, S. Guillen --
Decomposition studies using animal models in contrasting environments : evidence from temporal changes in soil chemistry and microbial activity / K.L. Stokes, S.L. Forbes, L.A. Benninger, D.O. Carter, M. Tibbett --
Microbial community analysis of human decomposition on soil / R.A. Parkinson, K.-R. Dias, J. Horswell, P. Greenwood, N. Banning, M. Tibbett, A.A. Vass --
Analysis of soils in a forensic context : comparison of some current and future options / G.S. Walker --
Automated SEM-EDS (QEMSCAN®) mineral analysis in forensic soil investigations : testing instrumental reproducibility / D. Pirrie, M.R. Power, G.K. Rollinson, P.E.J. Wiltshire, J. Newberry, H.E. Campbell --
Rapid, reliable and reviewable mineral identification with infrared microprobe analysis / B.A. Weinger, J.A. Reffner, P.R. De Forest --
Preservation and analysis of three-dimensional footwear evidence in soils : the application of optical laser scanning / M.R. Bennett, D. Huddart, S. Gonzalez --
Discrimination of domestic garden soils using plant wax compounds as markers / R.W. Mayes, L.M. Macdonald, J.M. Ross, L.A. Dawson --
Environmental forensic investigations : the potential use of a novel heavy metal sensor and novel taggants / P. Pollard, M. Adams, P.K.J. Robertson, K. Christidis, S. Officer, G.R. Prabhu, K. Gow, A.R. Morrisson --
Separation and concentration of trace evidence from soils using a hydropneumatic elutriation trace evidence concentrator (TEC) / A.J.M. Smucker, J.A. Siegel --
Soils in forensic science : underground meets underworld / A.D. Barclay, L.A. Dawson, L.J. Donnelly, D.R. Miller, K. Ritz.
Responsibility: Karl Ritz, Lorna Dawson, David Miller, eds.

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