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NCJ Number: 32819 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: SCIENTIFIC METHOD FOR DETERMINING POINT OF ORIGIN IN ARSON INVESTIGATION
Author(s): Q Y KWAN
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-71-083-GF-6
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COMPUTER-AIDED METHOD FOR QUANTITATIVELY DETERMINING THE POINT OF ORIGIN AND FOR ASCERTAINING THE TIME OF IGNITION OF A FIRE.
Abstract: THE METHOD OF SOLUTION RELIES ON A COMPUTER PROGRAM WHICH REGRESSIVELY CONSTRUCTS THE LOCATION OF THE PREVIOUS FIRE PERIMETER WHICH OCCURRED AN ARBITRARILY CHOSEN TIME UNIT PRIOR TO THE ONE OBSERVED. THIS PROCEDURE IS REPEATED OBTAINING A SERIES OF CONCENTRIC BURN PERIMETERS. THE PROGRAM TERMINATES WHEN THE BURN PERIMETER CONVERGES TO A SUITABLE WORKING AREA FOR THE INVESTIGATOR. FUTURE ADVANCEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT HETEROGENEOUS AND TIME-VARYING CONDITIONS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Arson; Computer aided operations; Computer software; Criminal investigation; Mathematical modeling
Note: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY - MASTER'S DISSERTATION
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