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    A Systematic Review of Forensic Approaches to Disasters: Gaps and Challenges

    Ferreira, Adriano Mota and Marchezini, Victor and Mendes, Tatiana Sussel Gonçalves and Trejo-Rangel, Miguel Angel and Iwama, Allan Yu (2023) A Systematic Review of Forensic Approaches to Disasters: Gaps and Challenges. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. ISSN 2095-0055

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    Disaster forensic approaches aim to identify the causes of disasters to support disaster risk management. However, few studies have conducted a systematic literature review of scientific articles that labeled themselves as a forensic approach to disasters. This article provides a qualitative analysis of these forensic studies, focusing on five main issues: (1) the methodologies applied; (2) the forensic approaches used in the disaster risk management phases; (3) the hazards addressed; (4) if the methodologies involve social participation, and using what types of participation; and (5) if there are references to urban planning in the scientific studies analyzed. Our results showed a predominance of the Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) and Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) methodologies used in isolation or combination. There is a need for methodologiesthat engage people in participatory FORIN, fostering the co-production of knowledge and action research approaches

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    Additional Information: Adriano Mota Ferreira acknowledges the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel – CAPES (Grant No. 88887.634411/2021–00). Victor Marchezini acknowledges the Sao Paulo Research Foundation – Fapesp (Grant No. 2018/06093- 4) for his scholarship to serve as a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Natural Hazards Center (NHC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, between June 2022 and June 2023.
    Keywords: Dynamic pressures; forensic investigation; participatory research; risk drivers; root causes;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 17776
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    Depositing User: Corinne Voces
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2023 10:56
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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