Arson Investigation involves the study of fire-damaged physical evidence and crime scenes to detect arson. The techniques involved in such investigations require a basic grounding in the chemistry of explosives, the materials used in the formation of explosives as well as the various ways in which explosives are interrelated and initiated.


Arson Investigation Links

International Association of Arson Investigators Homepage

ASTM Standard E 1397-95 and the Role of the Fire Investigator

Fire Cause and Origin Investigation

The Fire & Arson Investigations Website - C.I.S.


Arson Investigation Bibliography [ biblio links ] [ add a link ]

ATF, Arson Investigative Guide, ( ATF Publications, Washington, DC: 1992)

Kirk & Dehaan, Kirk's Fire Investigation, 4th Ed. (Prentice Hall Press, 1997) ORDER

Fitch & Porter, Accidental or Incendiary, (Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL: 1997) ORDER

Hammett, Arson Investigation & Prosecution, ( (National Institute of Justice), Washington, D.C.: 1984)

Hobson, Fire Investigation: A New Concept, (Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL: 1992) ORDER

O'Connor, Practical Fire and Arson Investigation, (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL: 1993) ORDER

Patton, Fire Litigation Sourcebook, 2nd Edition (John Wiley & Sons, New York: 1994) ORDER

Yinon, Forensic Applications of Mass Spectrometry, (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL: 1994)

United States Fire Administration: Online Card Catalog


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