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An Introduction to Forensic Geosciences and Its Potential for Iran

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Author(s): Seyed Ali Mazhari

Journal: Journal of Geography and Geology
ISSN 1916-9779

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Forensic geoscience (geoforensics) is the application of earth sciences to receive reality. There is not enough knowledge about geoforensics in Iran, and so, in this paper the best applications are reviewed. Forensic geoscience can be divided to four major groups: pedology, mineralogy and petrology; geophysics; natural geography and geoscience; remote sensing, location data and Geographic information System (GIS). Forensic geosciences have many applications in both of civil and criminological investigations in many private- and governmental organization of Iran such as police, military organs, Justice, Environmental organizations, Petroleum Ministry, Energy Ministry, etc. The best approach to establish and develop geoforensics in Iranian society is to create graduate forensic geoscience disciplines by cooperation of different specialist from various sciences.

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