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Professor Roberts describes her work with UK police forces: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/a-body-in-the-river-the-application-of-environment-science-in-murder
The bodies of murder victims, whole or in pieces, often end up in rivers or canals. Carolyn Roberts’ work as an Expert Witness with UK police forces has applied the principles of hydrology to murder investigations.
In these tragic and gruesome settings, environmental science can help to identify where bodies have come from or gone to. Drawing on macabre and fascinating case studies, the lecture will range from particular cases to general principles of tracing bodies, and the application of science in supporting the law.
Probably not for those of a nervous disposition, but of guaranteed interest to the curious.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/a-body-in-the-river-the-application-of-environment-science-in-murder
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