Chapter 1. Background to the Work, Organization of the Text and History of Research

  1. Alastair Ruffell and
  2. Jennifer McKinley

Published Online: 14 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758854.ch1

Geoforensics

Geoforensics

How to Cite

Ruffell, A. and McKinley, J. (2008) Background to the Work, Organization of the Text and History of Research, in Geoforensics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758854.ch1

Author Information

  1. Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057346

Online ISBN: 9780470758854

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Keywords:

  • geoscience investigation techniques;
  • forensics and law;
  • geoforensics in humanitarian problems;
  • human activity ‘geo’ discipline application;
  • Earth science methods and disaster-related problems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The scene

  • The victim and materials

  • The suspect

  • The scope of geoforensics