4. The Application of Ground-Penetrating Radar for Forensic Grave Detection

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. John J. Schultz

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch4

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Schultz, J. J. (2012) The Application of Ground-Penetrating Radar for Forensic Grave Detection, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch4

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • GPR, for forensic grave detection;
  • controlled geophysical research, in locating graves;
  • planning phase of geophysical search;
  • incorporating GPR into search protocol;
  • nonintrusive search methods;
  • order of search methods, noninvasive methods;
  • GPR survey, appropriate antenna size;
  • GPR for forensic contexts, advantages and limitations;
  • experience of operator, influencing success

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Controlled Research

  • Planning the Search

  • Incorporating GPR into the Search Protocol

  • GPR Equipment

  • The GPR Process and Resulting Imagery

  • Advantages and Limitations of Using GPR for Forensic Contexts

  • Hiring a Geophysical Consultant

  • Performing the Search

  • Future Considerations

  • Acknowledgments

  • References