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NCJ Number: 10845 Find in a Library
Title: FIRE INVESTIGATION - INCLUDING FIRE-RELATED PHENOMENA - ARSON, EXPLOSION, ASPHYXIATION
Author(s): P L KIRK
Date Published: 1969
Page Count: 255
Sponsoring Agency: John Wiley and Sons
New York, NY 10158
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: John Wiley and Sons
Managing Editor
605 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10158
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ELEMENTARY TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF THE COMBUSTION PROCESS OF FUELS, AND OF THE INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES UTILIZED IN EXAMINING CASES OF SUSPECTED ARSON.
Abstract: FIRE INVESTIGATION BEGINS WITH AN EXAMINATION OF THE ELEMENTARY CHEMISTRY OF COMBUSTION AND THE NATURE AND BEHAVIOR OF FIRE. THE COMBUSTION PROPERTIES OF SOLID AND NON-SOLID FUELS ARE DEFINED. FIRE PATTERNS OF STRUCTURAL AND OUTDOOR FIRES ARE DELINEATED WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO AUTOMOBILE, BOAT, CLOTHING, AND FABRIC FIRES. PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF STRUCTURAL FIRES ARE GIVEN. SPECIFIC FACTORS RELATED TO THE INVESTIGATION AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF ARSON ARE CONSIDERED. ALSO INCLUDED ARE DISCUSSIONS OF EXPLOSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH FIRES AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS. APPENDIX INCLUDES ILLUSTRATIONS OF FIRE EXPERIMENTATION AND FIRE ORIGINS.
Index Term(s): Arson; Arson investigations; Crime scene; Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal investigation; Criminalistics; Illicit chemicals; Incendiary devices; Pyrolysis; Research methods
Note: TH 9180.K5
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