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Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Third Edition

By David R. Redsicker

Series Editor: Vernon J. Geberth

CRC Press – 2012 – 576 pages

Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

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Description

Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Third Edition continues to inform all levels of investigators in the practice of investigating fires. From determining origin and cause, through interviews and documentation, to court testimony, this best-selling text covers all aspects of a typical arson investigation and uses recent cases studies from the author's investigations. Special chapters detail fires that result in fatalities, vehicular fires, and evidence collection. This edition includes the investigation of arson as a terrorist act, an exhaustive glossary of terms, and an eight-page color insert showing details of flames, smoke, and burn patterns.

Contents

Arson: The American Experience. Arson Motives and Pathology. Building Construction: Fire Problems and Precautions. Chemistry and Behavior of Fire. Determining Origin and Cause. Eliminating Accidental Causes. Investigating Fatal Fires. Investigating Vehicular Fires. Evidence. Documenting the Fire/Crime Scene. Surveillance. Interviewing and Interrogation. Court Qualification and Testimony. Legal Aspects.

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Description: By David R. RedsickerSeries Editor: Vernon J. Geberth. Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, Third Edition continues to inform all levels of investigators in the practice of investigating fires. From determining origin and cause, through interviews and documentation, to court testimony, this best-selling...
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