Forensic Geology and Soils

Duncan Pirrie*, Alastair Ruffell

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForensic Ecology Handbook: From Crime Scene to Court
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781119974192
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • 'geolocation' studies, carried out on a global level
  • Forensic geology (as geoforensics), scientific study of geological materials
  • Forensic geology and soils
  • Geological assistance in defining or narrowing search parameters
  • Geological trace evidence recovery from footwear, clothing
  • Geological trace evidence, linking suspect or victim to scene
  • Geological trace evidence, of rocks, sediments and dusts
  • Industrial sites for legal/illegal tipping of wastes, geological trace evidence
  • Soils varying spatially at metre-scale, pertinent in forensic casework

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