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Forensic geoscience non-invasive detection and characterisation of underground clandestine complexes, bunkers, tunnels and firing ranges (2024)
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Pringle, J. K., Ruffell, A., Styles, P., Stringfellow, M., Stimpson, I. G., Banham, S. G., …Thompson, J. (2024). Forensic geoscience non-invasive detection and characterisation of underground clandestine complexes, bunkers, tunnels and firing ranges. Forensic Science International, 359, Article 112033. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2024.112033

Recent events in conflict zones have emphasized that the successful detection and characterisation of buried clandestine complexes, bunkers and tunnels is vitally important for forensic investigators globally, to reduce or solve criminal activities,... Read More about Forensic geoscience non-invasive detection and characterisation of underground clandestine complexes, bunkers, tunnels and firing ranges.

Monitoring of simulated clandestine graves of victims using UAVs, GPR, electrical tomography and conductivity over 4-8 years post-burial to aid forensic search investigators in Colombia, South America (2024)
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Molina, C. M., Wisniewski, K. D., Salamanca, A., Saumett, M., Rojas, C., Gómez, H., …Pringle, J. K. (2024). Monitoring of simulated clandestine graves of victims using UAVs, GPR, electrical tomography and conductivity over 4-8 years post-burial to aid forensic search investigators in Colombia, South America. Forensic Science International, 355, Article 111919. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2023.111919

In Colombia there are estimated to be over 121,000 missing people and victims of forced disappearances. Forensic investigators therefore need assistance in determining optimal detection techniques for buried victims, to give victims... Read More about Monitoring of simulated clandestine graves of victims using UAVs, GPR, electrical tomography and conductivity over 4-8 years post-burial to aid forensic search investigators in Colombia, South America.

A multidisciplinary scientific investigation of the 1916 Hawthorn Mine Crater, Beaumont Hamel, Somme, Northern France (2024)
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Wisniewski, K., Doyle, P., Hunter, R., Pringle, J., Stimpson, I., Wright, D., …Ottey, P. (2024). A multidisciplinary scientific investigation of the 1916 Hawthorn Mine Crater, Beaumont Hamel, Somme, Northern France. Journal of Conflict Archaeology, 18(2-3), 125-156. https://doi.org/10.1080/15740773.2023.2297202

Hawthorn Crater is a prominent feature of the former Somme battlefield near Beaumont Hamel, Northern France. It resulted from the detonation of arguably the most famous of nine mines that the British had prepared below German lines on 1 July 1916, as... Read More about A multidisciplinary scientific investigation of the 1916 Hawthorn Mine Crater, Beaumont Hamel, Somme, Northern France.

Historic child homicide burial search in rural woodland (2023)
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Pringle, J. K., Ruffell, A., Wisniewski, K. D., Davenward, B., Heaton, V., & Hobson, L. (in press). Historic child homicide burial search in rural woodland. Forensic Science International, 100324. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsir.2023.100324

The cold case search for clandestine graves can be challenging due to the length of time elapsed since the crime and the search environment changing itself. This paper reports on a cold case search for “Christine”, a young girl who... Read More about Historic child homicide burial search in rural woodland.

Using Passing Trains as Seismic Sources for Refraction Microtremor Site Characterisation Surveys: Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK (2023)
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Eissa, R., Cassidy, N., Gunn, D., Stimpson, I., Dashwood, B., Morgan, D., …Lee, J. (2023). Using Passing Trains as Seismic Sources for Refraction Microtremor Site Characterisation Surveys: Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK. https://doi.org/10.46717/igj.56.1b.13ms-2023-2-21

Microtremor seismic surveys are routinely used to provide shear wave velocities that are converted to soil stiffness site profiles. In this paper, we look to assess the feasibility of using trains as seismic sources to characterize near-surface geolo... Read More about Using Passing Trains as Seismic Sources for Refraction Microtremor Site Characterisation Surveys: Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK.

Thinglink and the Laboratory: Interactive Simulations of Analytical Instrumentation for HE Science Curricula (2022)
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Jeffery, A. J., Rogers, S. L., Pringle, J. K., Zholobenko, V. L., Jeffery, K. L., Wisniewski, K. D., …Emley, D. W. (2022). Thinglink and the Laboratory: Interactive Simulations of Analytical Instrumentation for HE Science Curricula. Journal of Chemical Education, 2277-2290. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c01067

Access to laboratory facilities and associated instrumentation represents a major barrier to learning in physical science education, due to constraints introduced by limited time and financial resources, cost 20 of acquisition, and health and safety... Read More about Thinglink and the Laboratory: Interactive Simulations of Analytical Instrumentation for HE Science Curricula.

Extended reality (XR) virtual practical and educational eGaming to provide effective immersive environments for learning and teaching in forensic science (2022)
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Hobson, L., Stimpson, I., Wisniewski, K., Pringle, J., Heaton, V., Zholobenko, V., …Rogers, S. (2022). Extended reality (XR) virtual practical and educational eGaming to provide effective immersive environments for learning and teaching in forensic science. Science and Justice, 62(6), 696-707. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2022.04.004

Online virtual learning resources have been available for learning and teaching in forensic science for some years now, but the recent global COVID-19 related periods of irregular lockdown have necessitated the rapid development of these for teaching... Read More about Extended reality (XR) virtual practical and educational eGaming to provide effective immersive environments for learning and teaching in forensic science.

eXtended Reality (XR) virtual practical and educational eGaming to provide effective immersive environments for learning and teaching in forensic science (2022)
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Wisniewski, Stimpson, Pringle, Rogers, Zholobenko, & Heaton. (2022). eXtended Reality (XR) virtual practical and educational eGaming to provide effective immersive environments for learning and teaching in forensic science. Science and Justice, 62(6), 696-707

Online virtual learning resources have been available for learning and teaching in forensic science for some years now, but the recent global COVID-19 related periods of irregular lockdown have necessitated the rapid development of these for teaching... Read More about eXtended Reality (XR) virtual practical and educational eGaming to provide effective immersive environments for learning and teaching in forensic science.

Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) Analysis of Heavy Metal Contamination in Graveyards with Contrasting Soil Types (2022)
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Madden, C., Pringle, J., Jeffery, A., Wisniewski, K., Glanville, H., Heaton, V., …Oliver, I. (2022). Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) Analysis of Heavy Metal Contamination in Graveyards with Contrasting Soil Types. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29, 55278–55292. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-19676-z

Human remains have been interred in burial grounds since historic times. Although the re-use of graveyards differs from one country, region or time-period to another, over time graveyard soil may become contaminated or enriched with heavy metal eleme... Read More about Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) Analysis of Heavy Metal Contamination in Graveyards with Contrasting Soil Types.

The use of portable XRF as a forensic geoscience non-destructive trace evidence tool for environmental and criminal investigations (2022)
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Pringle, J., Jeffery, A., Ruffell, A., Stimpson, I., Pirrie, D., Bergslien, E., …Partridge, J. (2022). The use of portable XRF as a forensic geoscience non-destructive trace evidence tool for environmental and criminal investigations. Forensic Science International, 111175 - 111175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2022.111175

Hand-held, portable X-Ray fluorescence instruments (pXRF) provide a means of rapid, in-situ chemical characterisation that has considerable application as a rapid trace evidence characterisation tool in forensic geoscience. This study presents both a... Read More about The use of portable XRF as a forensic geoscience non-destructive trace evidence tool for environmental and criminal investigations.

Monitoring of simulated clandestine graves of dismembered victims using UAVs, electrical tomography, and GPR over one year to aid investigations of human rights violations in Colombia, South America (2021)
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Molina, C. M., Vasquez, A., Wisniewski, K., Heaton, V., Pringle, J., Avila, E. F., …Baena, A. (2022). Monitoring of simulated clandestine graves of dismembered victims using UAVs, electrical tomography, and GPR over one year to aid investigations of human rights violations in Colombia, South America. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 67(3), 1060-1071. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14962

In most Latin American countries there are significant numbers of missing people and forced disappearances, over 90,000 in Colombia alone. Successful detection of shallow buried human remains by forensic search teams is difficult in varying terrain a... Read More about Monitoring of simulated clandestine graves of dismembered victims using UAVs, electrical tomography, and GPR over one year to aid investigations of human rights violations in Colombia, South America.

Bridge foundation river scour and infill characterisation using Water Penetrating Radar (2021)
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Campbell, K. E., Ruffell, A., Pringle, J., Hughes, D., Taylor, S., & Devlin, B. (2021). Bridge foundation river scour and infill characterisation using Water Penetrating Radar. Remote Sensing, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13132542

Inspections of engineered structures below water level are essential to ensure the long-term serviceability of bridge infrastructure and to avoid major damage or failure. This re-search aimed to investigate integrated geophysical technologies for the... Read More about Bridge foundation river scour and infill characterisation using Water Penetrating Radar.

Geophysical monitoring of simulated clandestine burials of murder victims to aid forensic investigators (2021)
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Davenward, B., Mirosch, N., Spencer, F., Jervis, J. R., Pringle, J. K., Stimpson, I. G., …Heaton, V. (2021). Geophysical monitoring of simulated clandestine burials of murder victims to aid forensic investigators. Geology Today, 37(2), 63-65. https://doi.org/10.1111/gto.12344

Locating murder victims buried within clandestine graves is one of the most important and difficult challenges for forensic search teams. This article details how applied geoscientists have been geophysically monitoring simulated clandestine burials,... Read More about Geophysical monitoring of simulated clandestine burials of murder victims to aid forensic investigators.

A proposal for a White Paper on Geoethics in Forensic Geology (2021)
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A. Dawson, L., Maria Di Maggio, R., McKinley, J., Di Capua, G., Peppoloni, S., & Pringle, J. (2021). A proposal for a White Paper on Geoethics in Forensic Geology. Geological Society Special Publications, 1 - 10 (10). https://doi.org/10.1144/SP508-2020-80

This paper outlines the construction of a White Paper on Geoethics in Forensic Geology. It focuses on forensic geology, although it also relates to the wider sphere of the forensic geosciences. Forensic geology is rapidly evolving to provide assistan... Read More about A proposal for a White Paper on Geoethics in Forensic Geology.

‘Scallywag Bunkers’: Geophysical Investigations of WW2 Auxiliary Unit Operational Bases (OBs) in the UK (2020)
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Carr, S., Pringle, J. K., Doyle, P., Wisniewski, K. D., & Stimpson, I. G. (2020). ‘Scallywag Bunkers’: Geophysical Investigations of WW2 Auxiliary Unit Operational Bases (OBs) in the UK. Journal of Conflict Archaeology, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/15740773.2020.1822102

In 1940, with the fall of France imminent, Britain prepared for invasion. After Dunkirk, with most armour and transport lost, a defence ‘stop line’ (GHQ Line) was prepared. Local Defence Volunteers (later Home Guard) were raised to buy time for the H... Read More about ‘Scallywag Bunkers’: Geophysical Investigations of WW2 Auxiliary Unit Operational Bases (OBs) in the UK.

Geophysical site assessment of an active urban development site, South Eastern Suburb of Cairo, Egypt (2020)
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Medhat, N. I., Atya, M., Ragab, E. A., El-Kenawy, A. A., Abdel Zaher, M., & Pringle, J. (2020). Geophysical site assessment of an active urban development site, South Eastern Suburb of Cairo, Egypt. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 54(1), Article ARTN qjegh2018-151. https://doi.org/10.1144/qjegh2018-151

There has been significant structural damage of newly-built residential buildings in Quarter-27 District in the South of Cairo, Egypt. The proximity of an active limestone quarry may also be affecting ground stability. This paper shows how a near-sur... Read More about Geophysical site assessment of an active urban development site, South Eastern Suburb of Cairo, Egypt.