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Barclay, A.D., Dawson, L.A., Donnelly, L.J., Miller, D.R., & Ritz, K. 2009. Soils in forensic science: underground meets underworld. In: Ritz, K., Dawson, L.A. & Miller, D.R. (eds.). Criminal and Environmental Forensics. Springer, Dordrecht, Chapter 32, 501-514.ISBN: 978-1-4020-9203-9
 
Bergslien, E.T. 2013. X-ray diffraction and field portable X-ray fluorescence analysis and screening of soils: project design. In: Pirrie, D., Ruffell, A. & Dawson, L.A. (eds) Environmental and Criminal Geoforensics. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 384, 27-46.
 
Bergslien, E., Bush, M. & Bush, P. 2008. Identification of cremains using X-ray diffraction analysis and a comparison to trace element analysis. Forensic Science International, 175, 218-226.
 
Brown, A. G. (2006) The use of forensic botany and geology in war crime investigation in NE Bosnia. Forensic Science International 163: 204–10.
 
Bull, I.D., Lockheart, M.J., Elhmmali, M.M., Roberts, D.J. & Evershed, R.P. 2002. The origin of faeces by means of biomarker detection. Environment International, 27, 647–654.

Bull, P.A. & Morgan, R.M. 2006. Sediment fingerprints: a forensic technique using quartz sand grains. Science and Justice, 46, 107-124.

Bull, P.A., Morgan, R.M., Sagovsky, A. & Hughes, G.J.A. 2006. The transfer and persistence of trace particulates: experimental studies using clothing fabrics. Science and Justice, 46, 185-195.

Bull, P.A., Morgan, R.M. & Freudiger-Bonzon, J. 2007. A critique of the present use of some geochemical techniques in geoforensic analysis. Forensic Science International, 178, e35-e40.

Chaperlin, K. and Howarth, P. S. (1983) Soil comparison by the density gradient method: A review and evaluation. Forensic Science International 23: 161–77.

Dawson, L. 2017. Soil organic characterisation in forensic case work. In: Donnelly, L. J. (ed), Episodes Journal of International Geoscience. Special Issue on Forensic Geology, International Union of Geological Sciences, June 2017, 40(2), 157-165.

Dawson, L.A. 2018. Guidelines for forensic sampling of scenes, footwear and vehicles for soil and vegetation. https://www.huttonltd.com/forensicguidelines.

Dawson, L. A. & Hillier, S. 2010. Measurement of soil characteristics for forensic applications. Surface and Interface Analysis, 42, 363-377.

Dawson, L.A., Macdonald, L & Ritz, K. In Press. Plant wax compounds and soil microbial DNA profiles to ascertain urban land use type. In: Fitzpatrick, R and Donnelly, L.J. (Eds). Forensic Soil Science and Geology. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 492, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP492-2018-65

Dawson, L.A. & Mayes, R.W. 2014. Criminal and environmental soil forensics: soil as physical evidence in forensic investigations. In: Murphy, B.L. & Morrison, R.D. (eds) Introduction to Environmental Forensics (3rd edition). Academic Press, 457–486.

Dawson, L.A., Mayes, R.W., Elston, D.A. & Smart, T.S. 2000. Root hydrocarbons as potential markers for determining species composition. Plant, Cell and Environment, 23, 743–750.

Dawson, L.A., Towers, W., Mayes, R.W., Craig, J., Vaisanen, R.K. & Waterhouse, E.C. 2004. The use of plant hydrocarbon signatures in characterizing soil organic matter. In: Pye, K. & Croft, D.J. (eds) Forensic Geoscience: Principles, Techniques and Applications. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 232, 269–276

Fitzpatrick, F. and Thornton, J. I. (1975) Forensic science characterization of sand. Journal of Forensic Sciences 20(3): 460–475.

Fitzpatrick, R.W. & Donnelly, L.J. (eds) (In Press) Forensic Soil Science and Geology. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 294.

Fitzpatrick R.W. & Raven M.D. 2019. The forensic comparison of trace amounts of soil on a pyjama top with hypersulfidic subaqueous soil from a river as evidence in a homicide cold case. In: Fitzpatrick R.W. & Donnelly L.D. 2019 (eds). Forensic Soil Science and Geology. Geological Society Special Publication, GSLSpecPub17-125).

Fitzpatrick, R.W., Raven, M.D. & Self, P. 2017. The role of pedology and mineralogy in providing evidence for 5 crime investigations involving a wide range of earth materials. In: Donnelly, L. J. (ed) Episodes Journal of International Geoscience. Special Issue on Forensic Geology, International Union of Geological Sciences, June 2017, 40(2), 148-156.

Fitzpatrick R.W., and Raven M.D. (2016). Guidelines for Conducting Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensic Investigations (Version 10.1). Report CAFSS_076, Centre for Australian Forensic Soil Science, 46pp. http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/robert.fitzpatrick?dsn=directory.file;field=data;id=35757;m=vie w

 

Fitzpatrick R.W. and Raven M.D. (2012) How Pedology and mineralogy helped solve a double murder case: Using forensics to inspire future generations of soil scientists. Soil Horizons. 53 (5). doi:10.2136/sh12-05-0016. https://www.soils.org/publications/sh/articles/53/5/14

Fitzpatrick R.W. (2011) Getting the dirt: The value of soil in criminal investigations. Gazette, Vol. 73, No 1, pp. 22-23. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Publication.

Fitzpatrick, R.W. & Raven, M.D. 2011. Guidelines for conducting criminal and environmental soil forensic investigations. Centre for Australian Forensic Soil Science (CAFSS) and CSIRO Land and Water. Version 3.0, 14th September 2011.

Fitzpatrick, R.W., Raven, M.D. & Self, P. 2011. Soil forensic examinations using advanced laboratory source and synchrotron XRD techniques. Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) International Annual Meetings, San Antonio, USA Oral presentation in the S-09 (Soil Mineralogy) Symposium entitled: “Minerals, Nanoparticles, and Health.

Fitzpatrick, R.W., Raven, M.D. & Forrester, S.T. 2009. A systematic approach to soil forensics: criminal case studies involving transference from crime scene to forensic evidence. In: Ritz, K., Dawson L. & Miller, D. (eds) Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics. Springer, 105-127.

Fitzpatrick, R.W. 2013. Soils. In: Siegel, J.A. & Saukko, P.J. (eds) Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences. Second Edition, Academic Press, Waltham, USA, 206– 212.

Fitzpatrick R.W. & Raven M.D. 2009. Investigation to determine if shoes submitted by South Australia Police contain soil materials that are comparable with soil samples from thirteen sites. Centre for Australian Forensic Soil Science Restricted Client Report No. CAFSS_037. June 2009.

Fitzpatrick R.W. (2009) Soil: Forensic Analysis. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (Editors-In-Chief: A Jamieson and A Moenssens). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, United Kingdom. pp. 2377-2388.

Forbes, S. 2016. Paper Number: 1359 Establishing Australia’s first Body Farm - The Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER). Geoscience for society. Soil Science. T6.1 - Forensic Soil Science and Geology.

Forbes, S.L., Hulsman, S. & Dolderman, M. 2013. Locating buried canine remains using ground penetrating radar. Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, 46, 51-58,

Graves, W. J. (1979) A mineralogical soil classification technique for the forensic scientist. Journal of Forensic Sciences 24: 323–38.

Guedes, A., Murray, R.C., Ribeiro, H., Sant’Ovaia, H., Valentim, B., Rodrigues, A., Leal, S. & Noronha, F. 2013b. The potential application of magnetic susceptibility as a technique for soil forensic examinations. In: Pirrie, D., Ruffell, A. & Dawson, L.A. (eds) Environmental and Criminal Geoforensics. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 384, 65-73.

Guedes, A., Murray, R.C., Ribeiro, H., Rodrigues, A., Valentim, B., Sant’Ovaia, H. & Noronha, F. 2013. Integration of different sediment characteristics to discriminate between sources of coastal sediments. In: Pirrie, D., Ruffell, A. & Dawson, L.A. (eds) Environmental and Criminal Geoforensics. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 384, 97-108.

Janssen, D. W., Ruhf, W. A., and Prichard, W. W. (1983) The use of clay for soil color comparisons. Journal of Forensic Sciences 28(3): 773–6.

Lombardi, G. (1999) The contribution of forensic geology and other trace evidence analysis to the investigation of the killing of Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro. Journal of Forensic Sciences 44(3): 634–42.

McCrone, W. C. (1982) Soil comparison and identification of constituents. The Microscope 40: 109–21.

McCulloch, G., Dawson, L.A., Brewer, M.J. & Morgan, R. 2017. The identification of markers for geoforensic HPLC profiling at close proximity sites. Forensic Science International, 272, 127-141.

McCulloch, G., Dawson, L.A., Ross, J.M. & Morgan, R.M. 2018. The discrimination of geoforensic trace material from close proximity locations by organic profiling using HPLC and plant wax marker analysis by GC. Forensic Science International, 288, 310-326.

Moore, D. M. and Reynolds Jr., R. C. (1997) X-ray Diffraction and the Identification and Analysis of Clay Minerals, 2nd edn. Oxford University Press, New York.

Morgan R.M. 2019. https://www.ruth-morgan.com/blog/house-of-lords-science-and-technology-committeeinquiry.

Morgan, R.M. 2019. The future of justice depends on fixing the forensic science crisis. City AM 13th May 2019 available at: http://www.cityam.com/277491/future-justice-depends-fixing-forensic-science-crisis.

Morgan, R.M. & Bull, P.A. 2007. The philosophy, nature and practice of forensic sediment analysis. Progress in Physical Geography, 31, 1-16.

Morgan, R.M. & Bull, P.A. 2007. The use of grain size distribution analysis of sediments and soils in forensic enquiry. Science and Justice, 47, 125-135.

Morgan, R.M. & Bull, P.A. 2007. Forensic geoscience and crime detection. Minerva Medicolegale, 127, 73-89.

Morgan, R.M., French, J.C., O'Donnell, L. & Bull, P.A. 2010. The reincorporation and redistribution of trace geoforensic particulates on clothing: An introductory study. Science and Justice, 50, 195– 199.

Morgan, R.M., Flynn, J., Sena, V. & Bull, P.A. 2014. Experimental forensic studies of the preservation of pollen in vehicle fires. Science and Justice, 54, 141-145.

Morgan, R.M., Little, M., Gibson, A., Hicks, L., Dunkerley, S. & Bull, P.A. 2008. The preservation of quartz grain surface textures following vehicle fire and their use in forensic enquiry. Science and Justice, 48, 133-140.

Morgan, R.M., Robertson, J., Lennard, C., Hubbard, K. & Bull, P.A. 2010. Quartz grain surface textures of soils and sediments from Canberra Australia: a forensic reconstruction tool. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 42, 169-179.

Morgan, R.M., Scott, K.R., Ainley, J. & Bull, P.A. 2019. Journey history reconstruction from the soils and sediments on footwear: An empirical approach. Science and Justice, 59, 306-316.

Morgan, R.M., Wiltshire, P., Parker, A. & Bull, P.A. 2006. The role of forensic geoscience in wildlife crime detection. Forensic Science International, 162, 152-162

Morrison, A., McColl, S., Dawson, L. & Brewer, M. 2009. Characterisation and discrimination of urban soils: Preliminary results from The Soil Forensics University Network. In: Ritz, K., Dawson, L.A. & Miller, D.R. (eds.). Criminal and Environmental Forensics. Springer, Chapter 6, 75-86. ISBN: 978-1-4020-9203-9.

Munsell Color (2000) Munsell Soil Color Charts. Revised washable edition, 10pp + charts. GretagMacbeth, New Windsor, NY.

Murray R. C. and Solebello, L. P. (2002) Forensic examination of soil. In: R. Saferstein (ed.), Forensic Science Handbook: Volume 1, 2nd edn. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle, NJ, pp. 615–33.

Petraco, N., Kubic, T. A., and Petraco, N. D. K. (2008) Case studies in forensic soil examinations. Forensic Science International 178: 23–7.

Pirrie, D. 2018. Testing the efficiency of soil recovery from clothing for analysis by SEM-EDS. Forensic Science International, 289, 83-91.

Pirrie, D., Donnelly, L. J., Rollinson, G. K., Butcher, A. R., Dawson, L. A., 2013. Forensic geology at the International School Science Fair 2013. Geology Today. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, The Geologists’ Association & The Geological Society of London, Geology Today, 29(6), November–December 2013, 224-230.

Pirrie, D. & Rollinson, G.K. 2011. Unlocking the application of automated mineralogy. Geology Today, 27, 226- 235.

Pirrie, D. & Pirrie, A. 2017. Composition and abundance of particles present on “powder-free” examination gloves. Forensic Science International, 279, 148-156.

Pirrie, D., Butcher, A.R., Power, M.R., Gottlieb, O. & Miller, G.L. 2004. Rapid quantitative mineral and phase analysis using automated scanning electron microscopy (QemSCAN); potential applications in forensic geoscience. In: Pye, K. & Croft, D.J. (eds) Forensic Geoscience: Principles, Techniques and Applications. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 232, 123-136.

Pirrie, D., Crean, D.E., Pidduck, A.J., Nicholls, T.M. & Shail, R.K. in press. Automated mineralogical analysis of soils as an indicator of local bedrock lithology: a tool for rapid forensic geolocation. Geological Society, London, Special Publication.

Pirrie, D., Dawson, L. & Graham, G. 2017. Predictive geolocation: forensic soil analysis for provenance determination. In: Donnelly, L. J. (ed) Episodes Journal of International Geoscience. Special Issue on Forensic Geology, International Union of Geological Sciences, June 2017, 40(2), 141-147

Pirrie, D., Pidduck, A., Crean, D.E. & Nicholls, T.M. In Press. Identification and characterization of particulate construction materials in forensic soil samples. Forensic Science International.

Pirrie, D., Power, M.R., Rollinson, G.K., Wiltshire, P.E.J., Newberry, J. & Campbell, H.E. 2009. Automated SEMEDS (QEMSCAN) mineral analysis in forensic soil investigations: testing instrumental variability. In: Ritz, K., Dawson, L. & Miller, D. (eds) Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics. Springer, 411-430.

Pirrie, D., Ruffell, A. & Dawson, L.A. (eds) 2013. Environmental and Criminal Geoforensics. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 384.

Pirrie, D., Rollinson, G.K., Power, M.R. & Webb, J. 2013. Automated forensic soil mineral analysis; testing the potential of lithotyping. In: Pirrie, D., Ruffell, A. & Dawson, L.A. (eds) Environmental and Criminal Geoforensics. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 384, 47-64.

Pirrie, D., Rollinson, G.K., Andersen, J.C., Wootton, D. & Moorhead, S. 2014. Soil forensics as a tool to test reported artefact find sites. Journal of Archaeological Science, 41, 461-473.

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Pye, K. and Blott, S. J. (2004) Particle size analysis of sediments, soils and related particulate materials for forensic purposes using laser granulometry. Forensic Science International 144: 19–27.

Pye, K. 2004. Forensic examination of rocks, sediments, soils and dusts using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray chemical microanalysis. In: Pye, K. & Croft, D.J. (eds) Forensic Geoscience: Principles, Techniques and Applications. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 232, 103-122.

Pye, K. & Blott, S.J. 2004. Comparison of soils and sediments using major and trace element data. In: Pye, K. & Croft, D.J. (eds) Forensic Geoscience: Principles, Techniques and Applications. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 232, 183-196.

Pye, K. & Blott, S.J. 2009. Development of a searchable major and trace element database for use in forensic soil comparisons. Science and Justice, 49, 170-181.

Pye, K. & Croft, D.J. 2007. Forensic analysis of soil and sediment traces by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis: An experimental investigation. Forensic Science International, 165, 52-63.

Pye, K., Blott, S.J. & Wray, D.S. 2006a. Elemental analysis of soil samples for forensic purposes by inductively coupled plasma spectrometry – precision considerations. Forensic Science International, 160, 178-192.

Pye, K., Blott, S.J., Croft, D.J. & Carter, J.F. 2006b. Forensic comparison of soil samples: Assessment of smallscale spatial variability in elemental composition, carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios, colour and particle size distribution. Forensic Science International, 163, 59-80.

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Sugita, R. and Marumo, Y. (1996) Validity of color examination for forensic soil identification. Forensic Science International 83: 201–10.

Sugita, R. & Marumo, Y. 2001. Screening of soil evidence by a combination of simple techniques: validity of particle size distribution. Forensic Science International, 122, 155-158.

Sugita, R. & Marumo, Y. 2004. Unique' particles in soil evidence. In: Pye, K. & Croft, D.J. (eds) Forensic Geoscience: Principles, Techniques and Applications. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 232(1), 97-102.

Webb, J.B., Bottrell, M., Stern, L.A. & Saginor, I. 2017. Geology of the FBI lab and the challenges to the admissibility of forensic geology in US court. In: Donnelly, L. J. (ed), Episodes Journal of International Geoscience. Special Issue on Forensic Geology, International Union of Geological Sciences, June 2017, 40(2), 118-119.

Webb, J.C., Brown, H.A., Toms, H. & Goodenough, A.E. 2018. Differential retention of pollen grains on clothing and the effectiveness of laboratory retrieval methods in forensic settings. Forensic Science International, 288, 36-45.