Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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NPTG 8503

WKSH: Nuclear Forensics

Nuclear forensics deals with the science related to the determination of the origins of nuclear and other radioactive materials such as uranium and plutonium. It also deals with... read more policy considerations, such as attribution, which result from these determination. In addition to science and policy considerations this workshop will cover the current international efforts in nuclear forensics and survey the performance of conventional forensics in the presence of radioactive material. It will also touch briefly on elated issues such as radioactive crime scene management and expert testimony on nuclear forensics issues.

Students successfully completing this workshop will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of nuclear forensics science.

Demonstrate an understanding of the potential applications of nuclear forensics in the determination of the origin of nuclear and other radioactive materials,

Demonstrate an understanding of the terms and definitions that are used in the field of nuclear forensics.

Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the international efforts to cooperate in nuclear forensics analysis.

Demonstrate an understanding of the legal requirements for the introduction of evidence resulting from nuclear forensics analysis.

Demonstrate an understanding of the policy implications of attribution.

Subject:
Nonproliferatn&Terrorsm Stdies
Department:
Nonproliferatn&Terrorsm Stdies
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2020 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

NPTG8503A-F20 Workshop (Moore)