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Adriano Mota Ferreira, Victor Marchezini, Tatiana Sussel Gonçalves Mendes, Miguel Angel Trejo-Rangel, Allan Yu Iwama. A Systematic Review of Forensic Approaches to Disasters: Gaps and Challenges[J]. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 2023, 14(5): 722-735. doi: 10.1007/s13753-023-00515-9
Citation: Adriano Mota Ferreira, Victor Marchezini, Tatiana Sussel Gonçalves Mendes, Miguel Angel Trejo-Rangel, Allan Yu Iwama. A Systematic Review of Forensic Approaches to Disasters: Gaps and Challenges[J]. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 2023, 14(5): 722-735. doi: 10.1007/s13753-023-00515-9

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

doi: 10.1007/s13753-023-00515-9

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.

  • Accepted Date: 2023-10-05
  • Available Online: 2023-11-23
  • Publish Date: 2023-10-30
  • 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 methodologies that engage people in participatory FORIN, fostering the co-production of knowledge and action research approaches.
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