Scientific Protocols For Fire Investigation Second Edition

Author by : John J. Lentini
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Description : Knowledge of the science behind fires is critical to understanding a fire’s cause and successfully presenting that determination to the authorities or in litigation. Now in its second edition, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation focuses on the practical application of scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Uniquely qualified with years of experience in on-site investigations, lab analyses, and courtroom presentation, the author provides a resource that is unparalleled in depth and focus. The book explores: The history of fire investigation and the basic chemistry and physics of fire The science of fire dynamics—how things burn and how they interact with their surroundings while doing so Practical procedures for conducting fire scene inspections Laboratory examination of fire debris to test for the presence of ignitable liquid residues and for potential ignition sources Relevant scientific principles as applied to 30 actual fires The evolution of the mythology of arson investigation The common root causes of errors in fire investigation The final chapter discusses the professional practice of fire investigation. It examines quality assurance, business practices, and the fundamentals of being an expert witness, with advice for giving testimony in depositions and at trial. Other highlights of the second edition include new and expanded discussions on novel training methods, first assumptions, computer fire modeling, low voltage ignition sources, the questionable validity of some origin determinations, and recent changes in NFPA 921. Thorough and accessible, this volume not only provides the practical information necessary to conduct an effective inquiry but also offers insight into the science, history, and theory behind what makes fire investigation a multi-faceted profession. John Lentini discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.


Scientific Protocols For Fire Investigation Third Edition

Author by : John J. Lentini
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Description : Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition focuses on the practical application of fundamental scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Originally published in 2006, the First Edition was very well received by fire investigators and those who work with them. Since fire investigation is a rapidly evolving field—driven by new discoveries about fire behavior—the Second Edition was published in late 2012. This latest, fully updated Third Edition reflects the most recent developments in the field. Currently, serious research is underway to try to understand the role of ventilation in structure fires. Likewise, there is improved understanding of the kinds of errors investigators can make that lead to incorrect determinations of the causes of fires. In addition to the scientific aspects, the litigation of fire related events is rapidly changing, particularly with respect to an investigator's qualifications to serve as an expert witness. This book covers these latest developments and ties together the changing standards for fire investigations with the fundamental scientific knowledge presented in the early chapters of the book. The book is intended for those individuals who have recently entered the field of fire investigation, and those who are studying fire investigation with a plan to become certified professionals. In addition, professionals in the insurance industry who hire fire investigators will find this an invaluable resource. Insurance companies have sustained significant losses by hiring individuals who are not qualified, resulting in cases being settled or lost at a cost of millions. Insurance adjusters and investigators will learn to recognize quality fire investigations and those that are not up to today's standards. Lastly, this book is also for the many attorneys who litigate fire cases. Written with language and terms that make the science accessible even to the non-scientist, this new edition will be a welcome resource to any professional involved in fire and arson cases.


Scientific Protocols For Fire Investigation

Author by : John J. Lentini
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation provides comprehensive coverage from historical, developmental, current, and practical perspectives. The author, uniquely qualified with years of experience in both on-site investigations and lab analyses, provides a resource that is unparalleled in depth and focus. The book is distinctive in that it not


Scientific Protocols For Fire Investigation

Author by : John J. Lentini
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation provides comprehensive coverage from historical, developmental, current, and practical perspectives. The author, uniquely qualified with years of experience in both on-site investigations and lab analyses, provides a resource that is unparalleled in depth and focus. The book is distinctive in that it not only discusses the appropriate techniques for fire scene investigation and the chemical analysis of fire debris, but it also focuses on the history of fire investigation and how the profession has evolved. Specific topics of interest include: An interpretation of GC-MS data from ignitable liquid residues An explanation of fire analysis as it relates to chemistry, physics, and fluid dynamics A critical assessment of common fire investigation errors with a discussion of how these errors affect real cases A systematic examination of fire investigation mythology - how the myths originated and how they continue to be promulgated The presentation of landmark legal cases that affect the protocol of fire investigations The development of new tools used in investigations Professional interaction - how to deal with clients, expert witnesses, lawyers, and the courts A thorough and accessible book, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation provides not only the practical information necessary to conduct an effective inquiry but also with insight into the science, history, and theory behind what makes fire investigation a multi-faceted profession.


Scientific Protocols For Fire Investigation Third Edition

Author by : John J. Lentini
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition focuses on the practical application of fundamental scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Originally published in 2006, the First Edition was very well received by fire investigators and those who work with them. Since fire investigation is a rapidly evolving field—driven by new discoveries about fire behavior—the Second Edition was published in late 2012. This latest, fully updated Third Edition reflects the most recent developments in the field. Currently, serious research is underway to try to understand the role of ventilation in structure fires. Likewise, there is improved understanding of the kinds of errors investigators can make that lead to incorrect determinations of the causes of fires. In addition to the scientific aspects, the litigation of fire related events is rapidly changing, particularly with respect to an investigator's qualifications to serve as an expert witness. This book covers these latest developments and ties together the changing standards for fire investigations with the fundamental scientific knowledge presented in the early chapters of the book. The book is intended for those individuals who have recently entered the field of fire investigation, and those who are studying fire investigation with a plan to become certified professionals. In addition, professionals in the insurance industry who hire fire investigators will find this an invaluable resource. Insurance companies have sustained significant losses by hiring individuals who are not qualified, resulting in cases being settled or lost at a cost of millions. Insurance adjusters and investigators will learn to recognize quality fire investigations and those that are not up to today's standards. Lastly, this book is also for the many attorneys who litigate fire cases. Written with language and terms that make the science accessible even to the non-scientist, this new edition will be a welcome resource to any professional involved in fire and arson cases.


Fire Debris Analysis

Author by : Eric Stauffer
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Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : The study of fire debris analysis is vital to the function of all fire investigations, and, as such, Fire Debris Analysis is an essential resource for fire investigators. The present methods of analysis include the use of gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, techniques which are well established and used by crime laboratories throughout the world. However, despite their universality, this is the first comprehensive resource that addresses their application to fire debris analysis. Fire Debris Analysis covers topics such as the physics and chemistry of fire and liquid fuels, the interpretation of data obtained from fire debris, and the future of the subject. Its cutting-edge material and experienced author team distinguishes this book as a quality reference that should be on the shelves of all crime laboratories. Serves as a comprehensive guide to the science of fire debris analysis Presents both basic and advanced concepts in an easily readable, logical sequence Includes a full-color insert with figures that illustrate key concepts discussed in the text


Nfpa 921

Author by : National Fire Protection Association
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Publisher by : National Fire Protection Assn
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Description : New coverage in the 2011 NFPA 921 guides fire investigators through a complex process. Updated based on recent court cases, scientific data, and trends, the 2011 edition of NFPA 921: Guide for Fire & Explosion Investigations presents the information you need for reliable field work and conclusions that hold up in a court of law. Major revisions give fire investigators, litigators, and insurance professionals more comprehensive and effective guidance for today's world. Major revisions in NFPA 921 help you render opinions that stand up to scrutiny: An all-new section on Report Review Procedure in Chapter 4 outlines the review process in fire investigation and discusses peer vs. technical review. Rewritten Chapter 18, Cause helps ensure fire investigators use scientific methodology when developing hypotheses, to avoid Daubert challenges resulting from the absence of supportive evidence, commonly known as "negative corpus." Revised Chapter 21, Explosions includes a critical update of the science and technology affiliated with explosions, along with new illustrations and photos. Rewritten Chapter 23, Fire Deaths and Injuries explains how medical reports such as blood tests and tissue samples can help investigators determine fire origin and cause. Learn when to request toxicology reports and how to interpret findings. Chapter 25, Motor Vehicle Fires introduces expanded sections covering recreational vehicles and agricultural equipment. Only the 2011 NFPA 921 includes complete data on all types of vehicles, including electric/hybrids. Revised Chapter 26, Wildfires has new visuals to assist personnel charged with investigations involving this growing fire problem. Updated Chapter 12, Safety explores major risks and covers PPE and other safety protocols that protect fire investigators on the job. Use the 2011 NFPA 921's total system for safe and accurate fire investigations. The 2011 NFPA 921 addresses everything from basic methodology t


Forensic Science Education And Training

Author by : Anna Williams
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : A comprehensive and innovative guide to teaching, learning and assessment in forensic science education and practitioner training Includes student exercises for mock crime scene and disaster scenarios Addresses innovative teaching methods including apps and e-gaming Discusses existing and proposed teaching methods


Criminalistics Forensic Science Crime And Terrorism

Author by : James E. Girard
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Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Description : Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime and Terrorism, Second Edition introduces readers with no background in biology or chemistry, to the study of forensic science, crime analysis and application. Principle topics such as fingerprint identification, DNA, paint and glass analysis, drug toxicology, and forensic soil characterization are thoroughly explained in a reader-friendly manner. Unlike other texts available on this topic, this Second Edition is updated to include comprehensive coverage on important homeland security issues including explosives, weapons of mass destruction, and cybercrime. Key Features: * New case studies and updated sections on analysis of fingerprints and questioned documents offer recent developments and findings in this critical field. * Two new chapters on chemistry and biology equip readers with the foundation and tools necessary to understand more advanced topics. * Extensive updating of Chapter 11 “Drug Use and Abuse,” provides the latest methods of drug testing and analysis by federal and state law enforcement agencies. Instructor Resources: * Answers to end of chapter questions * Lecture Outlines * Test Bank * PowerPoint Lecture Outlines Student Resources: * Companion Website (secure) featuring: - web links - interactive glossary - interactive flashcards - chapter spotlights - crossword puzzles *Access to the student companion website can be purchased here http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9780763789947/. Bundles: * Criminalistics with Brown Lab Manual * Criminalistics with Companion Website * Criminalistsics with with Brown Lab Manual and Companion Website * Criminalistics with Current Topics in Ethics eChapters


Forensic Investigation Of Stolen Recovered And Other Crime Related Vehicles

Author by : Eric Stauffer
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Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles provides unique and detailed insights into the investigations of one of the most common crime scenes in the world. In addition to a thorough treatment of auto theft, the book covers vehicles involved in other forms of crime—dealing extensively with the various procedures and dynamics of evidence as it might be left in any crime scene. An impressive collection of expert contributors covers a wide variety of subjects, including chapters on vehicle identification, examination of burned vehicles, vehicles recovered from under water, vehicles involved in terrorism, vehicle tracking, alarms, anti-theft systems, steering columns, and ignition locks. The book also covers such topics as victim and witness interviews, public and private auto theft investigations, detection of trace evidence and chemical traces, vehicle search techniques, analysis of automotive fluids, vehicle registration, document examination, and vehicle crime mapping. It is the ultimate reference guide for any auto theft investigator, crime scene technician, criminalist, police investigator, criminologist, or insurance adjuster. Extensively researched and exceptionally well-written by internationally-recognized experts in auto theft investigation and forensic science All the principles explained in the text are well-illustrated and demonstrated with more than 450 black and white and about 100 full-color illustrations, many directly from real cases Serves as both a valuable reference guide to the professional and an effective teaching tool for the forensic science student


Modern Scientific Evidence

Author by : Anonim
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Choice

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Kirk S Fire Investigation

Author by : Paul Leland Kirk
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Publisher by : Prentice Hall
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Description : Written by a forensic scientist with extensive education and training experience in all phases of fire and explosion investigation, this widely used book details all essential information. Now updated and expanded, it is in closer accordance to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigation, which is used at the National Fire Academy. This revision will help enhance the accuracy and reliability of your investigation. Chapter topics examine the elementary chemistry of combustion; the nature and behavior of fire; combustion properties of liquid, gaseous, and solid fuels; sources of ignition; structure fires and their investigation; grass and wildland fires and their investigation; automobile, motor vehicle, and ship fires; electrical causes of fire; clothing and fabric fires; explosions and explosive combustion; chemical fires and hazardous materials; laboratory services; fire-related deaths and injuries; arson as a crime; and other investigative topics. For public fire investigators, arson investigators, bomb/arson specialists, special investigations units, and fraud specialists.


The British National Bibliography

Author by : Arthur James Wells
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Criminal Justice

Author by : Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
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Description : Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.


Fire Services

Author by : Anonim
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Encyclopedia Of Forensic Sciences

Author by : Jay A. Siegel
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Description : Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences is a comprehensive reference source of current knowledge made available in the field of forensic science. Covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists -- and their application in forensic analysis.


Introduction To Criminal Investigation

Author by : Michael Birzer
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : The manner in which criminal investigators are trained is neither uniform nor consistent, ranging from sophisticated training protocols in some departments to on-the-job experience alongside senior investigators in others. Ideal for students taking a first course in the subject as well as professionals in need of a refresher, Introduction to Criminal Investigation uses an accessible format to convey concepts in practical, concrete terms. Topics discussed include The history of criminal investigation in Western society Qualifications for becoming an investigator, the selection process, and ideal training requirements Crime scene search techniques, including planning and post-search debriefing Preparing effective field notes and investigative reports Interviewing and interrogating Types of evidence found at the crime scene and how to collect, package, and preserve it The contributions of forensic science to criminal investigations and the equipment used in crime labs Investigative protocol for a range of crimes, including property crimes, auto theft, arson, financial crimes, homicide, assault, sex crimes, and robbery Specialized investigations, including drug trafficking, cybercrime, and gang-related crime Legal issues involved in criminal investigations and preparing a case for trial Bringing together contributions from law enforcement personnel, academics, and attorneys, the book combines practical and theoretical elements to provide a comprehensive examination of today’s criminal investigative process. The accessible manner in which the information is conveyed makes this an ideal text for a wide-ranging audience.


Bre Digest

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Abstracts On Police Science

Author by : Anonim
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Description : An international abstracting service covering police science, the forensic sciences and forensic medicine.


Tolley S Handbook Of Disaster And Emergency Management

Author by : Raj Lakha
Languange : en
Publisher by : Butterworth-Heinemann
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Description : As a result of recent high-profile disasters the area of Disaster Management is becoming increasingly significant and recognises within both the public and private sectors, spanning the areas of health and safety, occupational health and risk and facilities management. A growing number of organisations are undertaking measures to protect themselves against potential disaster, and many find themselves faced with this daunting responsibility. Tolley's Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management: Principles and Practice collates all the key components of Disaster and Emergency Management in one handbook. Written specifically for professionals with responsibility for Health and Safety, Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Management and Incident Prevention, it is designed to help readers understand and formulate a Disaster and Emergency Management Policy for their workplace. It will also help organisations plan to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of their staff in the event of a Disaster. This second edition has been updated to include: * A new chapter on the subject of Disaster Recovery: Creating Crisis Resilient Communications and Information Systems * A new chapter on Investigations and Inquiries * Detailed information on SARS * Information on the Civil Contingencies Bill * Details on Terror Legislation, including the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001


Encyclopedia Of Forensic Sciences

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science’ includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations. Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists – and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis. This 4-volume set represents a 30% growth in articles from the first edition, with a particular increase in coverage of DNA and digital forensics Includes an international collection of contributors The second edition features a new 21-member editorial board, half of which are internationally based Includes over 300 articles, approximately 10pp on average Each article features a) suggested readings which point readers to additional sources for more information, b) a list of related Web sites, c) a 5-10 word glossary and definition paragraph, and d) cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedia Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect. Please visit www.info.sciencedirect.com for more information This new edition continues the reputation of the first edition, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dartmouth Medal competition for 2001. This award honors the creation of reference works of outstanding quality and significance, and is sponsored by the RUSA Committee of the American Library Association


Journal Of Applied Fire Science

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Royal Commission On Criminal Justice

Author by : Great Britain. Home Office
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Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author by : Steven C. Drielak
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Publisher by : Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
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Description : In addition, investigative techniques are provided that will assist the criminal investigator in identifying and entering a facility suspected of manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction. Remote sampling techniques are provided to assist in gathering the probable cause for a search warrant. Also helpful to readers are the many illustrations and a glossary. It will be clear to the reader that this unique book represents the epitome of authoritativeness and comprehensiveness in the field of WMD response and investigation."--BOOK JACKET.


Highway Safety Literature

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Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook

Author by : Everett Baxter Jr.
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Crime scene investigators are the foundation for every criminal investigation. The admissibility and persuasiveness of evidence in court, and in turn, the success of a case, is largely dependent upon the evidence being properly collected, recorded, and handled for future analysis by investigators and forensic analysts in the lab. Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook is the most complete, one-stop practical reference for law enforcement and crime scene professionals as well as students looking to enter the field. The book provides step-by-step methods and best practice protocols for effectively finding, recognizing, recording, collecting, preserving, handling, and packaging evidence. With more than 650 full color photos and illustrations the book covers: The investigative team and its responsibilities The rules for forensic search and seizure Proper documentation of evidence via note-taking, photography, and sketching Search patterns and the special considerations for various searches The use of alternative light sources Presumptive tests via luminol and other methods Latent fingerprint processing Evidence collection and packaging Serological, trace, firearms, toolmark, footwear, tire, and digital evidence Injury documentation Appendices with a full compliment of sample forms, equipment lists, and checklists to assist in crime scene investigation A special considerations section reviews topics such as shooting scene and bloodstain documentation, clandestine graves and scattered human remains, fire scenes, and questioned document evidence. The final chapters examine how to develop a working plan and processing methodology as well as effective report writing. This book is a must-have reference for experienced forensic, crime scene, and investigative professionals as well as students in forensic science programs looking to enter the field. A specially developed companion lab exercise workbook—The Complete Crime Scene Investigation Workbook (ISBN: 978-1-4987-0142-6)—is also available for purchase and can be used in conjunction with this handbook, both for group training purposes or for individuals looking for hands-on self-study.