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NCJ Number: 78457 Find in a Library
Title: Arson Seminar - Interagency Investigatory Cooperation
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Larry Brown of the Arson Task Force in Philadelphia, Pa., discusses the role of the various agencies in solving arson cases and emphasizes the importance of interagency cooperation.
Abstract: Discussion focuses on the role of the fire department in controlling the fire scene, seizing evidence, and being present at witness interrogation; the work of investigatory agencies such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms which handles firebombing and arson-for-profit cases; law enforcement personnel; the insurance industry; and the prosecutor who must determine the limitations and jurisdictions of the various agencies. The structure and activities of the Philadelphia Arson Task Force are discussed, and additional antiarson legislation is advocated such as statutes to remove the profit motive from arson by requiring a building owner to use insurance money for the payment of back taxes or unpaid utility bills.
Index Term(s): Anti-Arson Programs; Audiovisual aids; Pennsylvania
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