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NCJ Number: 126201 Find in a Library
Title: Arson: The Complete Investigator's Manual
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 173
Sponsoring Agency: Paladin Press
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87364-570-7
Sale Source: Paladin Press
7077 Winchester Circle
Gunbarrel Tech Center
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is intended as a reference for use by arson investigators at a fire scene and while conducting the followup investigations designed to determine a fire's cause and origin.
Abstract: An overview explains the role of the National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the forensic and technical support provided by the Bureau; and Federal laws relating to arson. Further sections explain the initial procedures to use at the scene of a fire, the investigative techniques to use; and additional procedures to use when a fatality has occurred. Further sections focus on the role of outside experts; questions to ask the person who discovered the fire and the first firefighters who arrived at the fire; and questions for the owner or occupant of the building, witnesses, and neighbors. A discussion of insurance issues covers the documentation available from insurance companies; regulations covering unfair claim settlements; arson immunity; and questions to ask the insurance claims adjuster, the insurance investigator, and the insurance agent or broker. Further sections explain the documentation available from financial and real estate agencies; questions to ask their staff; and sources of information at the municipal, county, State, and Federal levels and from other sources. Glossary.
Main Term(s): Arson investigations
Index Term(s): Arson for profit; Arson legislation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATFE or ATF); Investigative techniques
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