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Explosives & Arson Investigation
     

Explosives & Arson Investigation

by Jean Ford
 

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An uncanny calm settles on the scene. The blaze is out. A soggy, sooty mess remains. Most of us wouldn't have a clue where to begin, yet fire and explosion investigators know precisely where and how to dig in. Other book sin this series show that documents, fingerprints, stray hair, fibers, bullets, tool marks, blood spatter, SNA, cigarette butts, insect, or even a

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An uncanny calm settles on the scene. The blaze is out. A soggy, sooty mess remains. Most of us wouldn't have a clue where to begin, yet fire and explosion investigators know precisely where and how to dig in. Other book sin this series show that documents, fingerprints, stray hair, fibers, bullets, tool marks, blood spatter, SNA, cigarette butts, insect, or even a simple candy wrapper can provide clinching proof in many legal cases-but fire and bombs destroy these bits of evidence. What clues can forensic scientists possibly glean from rubble and ash? Using real-life stories as examples Explosives & Arson Investigation explores the world of fire- and bomb-scene investigation. From first on-the scene priorities to collecting and documenting evidence to lab analysis and its procedures, then finally assessing motive, this book reveals basic fire characteristics, what investigators look for, how they process what they find, the meaning of specific clues, and common motives-all while high lighting various forensic careers.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Every year hundreds of fires are set by arsonists. These fires claim lives, traumatize families, destroy businesses, and result in millions of dollars of damage. Only a tiny percentage of all the fires set in the United States each year are solved. These cases of proven arson are a result of exhaustive work by investigators with extraordinary proficiencies. Using modern science as a foundation for their investigation, arson specialists are part of an often-overlooked branch of the criminal justice system. In this volume of the illustrated “Solving Crimes with Science: Forensics” series, readers are given a detailed look at just how investigators set out to determine if a fire was set by an arsonist and how that fact can be uncovered. Ford combines actual cases with background information about this branch of forensic science as he explains the investigative work done by arson specialists. In addition, the author of this informative book describes the skill sets necessary for arson investigators to be successful in their craft. This approach yields a book that is information packed, easy to read, and of value to youngsters interested in a specialized career in law enforcement. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck; Ages 14 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422228678
Publisher:
Mason Crest, an Imprint of National Highlight
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Solving Crimes With Science Series: Forensics
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
429,858
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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