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NCJ Number: 77032 Find in a Library
Title: Arson Information - Who, What, Where?
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:50  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1981)  Pages:16-22
Author(s): R T Ferrall
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An overview of some of the hundreds of local, State, Federal, private nonprofit, and industry groups which assist law enforcement officers in arson prevention, control, and investigation is presented.
Abstract: Among the Federal agencies discussed is the FBI, which collects arson statistics, prepares publications, and offers reference services to police agencies through its academy library. The LEAA Arson Unit conducts an arson grant and aid program, enters into interagency training agreements, and publishes relevant materials. The National Criminal Justice Reference Service is an international clearinghouse of law enforcement and criminal justice information and offers reference services and free copies of its publications. The U.S. Fire Administration offers arson training through inservice courses at the administration's new National Fire Academy. The agency's Resource center provides materials and references and referral services free of charge to law enforcement personnel. The National Bureau of Standards Center for Fire Research conducts research in fire investigative techniques; develops tools, methodologies, and procedures for fire investigators; and publishes guidelines for investigators. Insurance industry efforts discussed include the production of publications, the sponsoring of seminars, and the promotion of community awareness programs. Among the private nonprofit organizations considered are the International Association of Arson Investigators, the Insurance Crime Prevention Institute, and the Insurance Crime Prevention Institute, and the Insurance Committee for Arson Control. Arson Publications are identified and described, and an arson information checklist containing addresses, names and telephone numbers of contact persons, and resource information is included.
Index Term(s): Arson; Arson investigations; Reference materials
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