Geoscience for forensic services

Forensic geosciences are the application of different disciplines of earth sciences, geology, archeology, physics and chemistry to forensic cases. These disciplines can provide a useful key to understanding the environment in the context of numerous types of crimes, against the person, the environment or property, both in criminal and civil litigations.

Given the nature of numerous criminal dynamics carried out in open areas, the environment, not being closed system, plays a dual role, passive and active. Passive, as it can be the main repository of traces and evidence left by a victim or his aggressor. Active, because it can be protagonist of criminal dynamics, where, for example, it is abused in the design and construction of infrastructures, landfills or architectural artifacts, but also when it leaves trace evidence on clothing and objects.

The members of the Forensic Geosciences Italia ® team have proven experience in the field of forensic geosciences. They carry out technical consultancy activities for Courts, Prosecutors, Lawyers, Companies, and individuals; they collaborate with the Italian and foreign Law Enforcement Agencies for judicial cases and for the organization of training courses, and cooperate internationally with Universities and training Institutes for the organization of courses on forensic sciences.

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Forensic services

Geoscienze Forensi Italia ® team provides Courts, Prosecutors, Law firms, Organizations, Companies and individuals with numerous services, in the field and in the laboratory, relating to forensic geosciences, using laboratory and portable scientific instruments, innovative scientific techniques and with the support of certified analysis laboratories.

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Crime scene analysis
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Samples and traces gathering
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Soil analysis
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Geological materials analysis
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Pers scomp
Search for missing persons
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Terget occ
Search for hidden targets
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resti umani
Recovery of human remains
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beni cult
Analysis of cultural heritage
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Stone materials analysis
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Aerial photography
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Environmental analysis
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Applied geo and geotechnic
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Natural disasters
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Consultancy and training
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Books and monographs on forensic geoscience  
Mineralogical Analysis

Applied to Forensics

Analisi Mineralogiche
in Ambito Forense

at Crime Scene 

Introduzione alla

Geologia Forense

Special Issue on

Forensic Geology

A Guide to

Forensic Geology

Forensic Soil Science
and Geology

Soil in Criminal and Environmental Forensics 

Multidisciplinary Approach to Forensic Archaeology 

Criminal and Environmental
Soil Forensics


Forensic Geoscience: Principles, Techniques and Application

An Introduction to
Forensic Geoscience

Geological and Soil Evidence

Evidence from the Earth