Offering expertise on geophysical techniques in subsurface mapping for forensic investigation.
On August 23, 2021, multiVIEW Locates (“multiVIEW”) was honoured to have had the opportunity to deliver a lecture to the students of the Forensic Science Program at the University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus (UTM).
UTM is host to the oldest forensic science program in Canada and is leading the field in the visualization of scientific evidence. A broad subject, forensic science encompasses many different fields of study, such as anthropology, biology, chemistry, and psychology. One unifying theme is the application of such fields to legal matters.
Aware of multiVIEW’s experience with cold-case investigations, UTM reached out to multiVIEW asking assistance on delivering a lecture to educate its students on the geophysical techniques that can be used to locate, analyse, interpret, and map subsurface anomalies of a crime scene investigation area. There are various near-surface geophysical techniques that can be used for forensic investigations in which the targets are buried and have varying dimensions (weapons, clandestine graves of murder victims, unmarked burials in graveyards, and bunkers).
multiVIEW is grateful for the opportunity to educate the young minds of future forensic professionals, specifically thank the UTM Forensic Science Program department for making it happen.