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Practical Bomb Scene Investigation, Third Edition

James T. Thurman
July 18, 2017

Now in its Third Edition, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation explores the investigative process that improvised explosive device (IED) specialists undertake at the scene of an explosion. Providing easy-to-understand, step-by-step procedures for managing and processing a bomb scene, it enables...

Training Law Enforcement Officers

Rick D. Giovengo
August 29, 2016

This how-to guide covers every aspect of law enforcement training, from training academy administration, to designing curricula, to identifying and utilizing qualified instructors. Using the latest methodologies, technologies, and best practices, Training Law Enforcement Officers gives law...

Principles of Fire Behavior, Second Edition

James G. Quintiere
August 24, 2016

This text covers the four forms of fire: diffusion flames, smoldering, spontaneous combustion, and premixed flames. Using a quantitative approach, the text introduces the scientific principles of fire behavior, with coverage of heat transfer, ignition, flame spread, fire plumes, and heat flux as a...

Emergency Action for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Second Edition

D. Hank Ellison
February 01, 2016

Emergency Action for Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Second Edition is intended for the first responder to the scene of the release of a chemical or biological warfare agent. Formatted similarly to the Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook and designed as a companion...

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Second Edition

John J. Lentini, John J. Lentini
October 02, 2012

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...

Practical Bomb Scene Investigation, Second Edition

James T. Thurman
January 28, 2011

Now in its second edition, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation explores the investigative process that improvised explosive device (IED) specialists undertake at the scene of an explosion. Providing easy-to-understand, step-by-step procedures for managing and processing a bomb scene, it enables...

Forensic Cremation Recovery and Analysis

Scott I. Fairgrieve
October 18, 2007

The determination of identity and the evaluation of trauma require special consideration when a body suffers extreme levels of damage sustained in a fire. Beginning with the search and recovery of the cremated remains (cremains) and the interpretation of the fire scene, the challenges and...

Analysis and Interpretation of Fire Scene Evidence

Jose R. Almirall, Kenneth G. Furton
February 11, 2004

Ongoing advances in arson detection tools and techniques increase the importance of scientific evidence in related court proceedings. In order to assemble an airtight case, investigators and forensic scientists need a resource that assists them in properly conducting the chemical analysis and...

Fire Investigation

Niamh Nic Daeid
January 27, 2004

Fire Investigation covers the concepts and theories used to determine a specfic fire has been deliberately or accidentally set. The author clearly explains the concepts needed to gain insight into a fire scene investigation, including the dynamics of the fire, the necessary conditions for a fire to...

Introduction to Mathematical Fire Modeling, Second Edition

Marc L. Janssens
July 14, 2000

Computer simulation proves to be a valuable tool for the analysis and prediction of compartment fires. With the proper understanding and software, fire safety professionals can use modeling tools and methods to find answers to many critical questions relating to the prevention, investigation, and...

GC-MS Guide to Ignitable Liquids

Reta Newman, Michael W. Gilbert, Kevin Lothridge
September 15, 1997

The rapidly increasing number of different ignitable liquid formulations available today poses a new challenge to fire debris analysts and other forensic chemistry specialists - that of accurately identifying and classifying ignitable liquids with unfamiliar chromatographic patterns. GC-MS Guide to...

Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Second Edition

David R. Redsicker, John J. O'Connor
October 10, 1996

Did you know. . .. . . that arson has been described as the fastest-growing crime in America?. . . that arson is the most expensive crime committed?. . . that over 8 billion dollars was estimated lost due to fires in 1994?. . . that an estimated 86,000 structure fires of incendiary or suspicious...

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