chapter  3
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FORENSIC GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY

ByPAUL CHEETHAM

Chapter 2 has presented a general overview of search methodology and outlined a number of case studies demonstrating the breadth of techniques available. Geophysical survey features prominently among these techniques but is an emerging area of science in its forensic application and is still in its infancy. The topic is highly specialised, appropriate information is not always easy to come by, that which is available is sometimes apparently contradictory, and there continues to be a number of popular misconceptions regarding its role and relative value within well-resourced multidisciplinary search strategies. This situation is exacerbated by some well-intentioned commentators straying into geophysical discussion without the appropriate background. Equally, some excellent work within this specialism is not filtering through into operational practice.