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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