The team of Forensic Geoscience Italy provides to Courts of Law, Lawyers, Companies and privates the following services:

In the field

Judicial site survey of the scene of the crime

Geological and geomorphological study of the areas interested by the judicial investigation

Gathering and recovery of  geological trace evidence from the crime scene and from various surfaces

Gathering and recovery of trace and micro-trace evidence of inorganic and organic materials

Sampling of natural and synthetic materials

Search and locate for buried objects and bodies

Search and locate for environmental investigation

Video-photographic documentation

Search, locate and recovery

Study and analysis of underground stratigraphy

Search and locate for  any buried objects (weapons, metallic barrels, bodies, bunkers, etc.)

Search and locate for any object hidden in underwater environment

Search and locate for illegal waste and areas with an elevate chemical pollution rate

Aerial and satellite photography analyses to localise crop marks or other soil anomalies

GPR analysis (Ground Penetrating Radar)

TDR analysis (Time Domain Reflectometry)

Strong 2D and 3D processing as radargrams and various depth-slices

Soil forensics and geological (trace) evidence

Comparative and identificative analysis of soils and rocks

Analysis of color

Morphological analysis in stereoscopic microscopy

Granulometrical analysis

Mineralogical and petrographical analysis of thin section with polarized light microscope

X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Raman  spectroscopy

Scanned Electronic Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX)

Environmental forensics

Investigation of trace pollutants in different environmental matrices (emissions into air, water and soil)

Determination of the origin and nature of pollutants

Determination of interaction processes among pollutants

Quali-quantitative geochemical analyses of solid and fluid micro-samples

Isotope analyses

Geotechnical forensics

Monitoring and evaluation of the causes of geotechnical and/or structural failure or collapse of buildings

Monitoring and evaluation of the geotechnical causes of landslide

Analysis of damage to geotechnical systems

Analysis of damage and deformation effects at ground and in elevation

Forensic analysis on various materials

Analysis of unknown powders

Analysis of natural and synthetic materials, precious metals and gemstones

X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Raman spectroscopy

Scanned Electronic Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX)


Dating of rocks and singular minerals

Dating of organic and inorganic materials

In courtroom and lecture room

Expert Witness activity for the Court of Law

Consultancy for the defence

Teaching activity on forensic geoscience for academic and private courses

Training courses

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