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NCJ Number: 89586 Find in a Library
Title: Recent Development in the Criminal Investigation of Arson and Indoor Explosions
Journal: Schriftenreihe der Polizei-Fuehrungsakademie  Issue:1  Dated:(1983)  Pages:43-56
Author(s): G Hellmiss
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 14
Format: Article
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: This article delineates the critical questions to be raised in arson investigation and illuminates recent techniques developed for determining the origin of fires.
Abstract: It discusses the characteristics of different types of incendiary devices and substances, how they can be recognized from remains at the fire scene, and how physical evidence should be preserved and documented. Special attention is paid to investigations regarding chemical self-heating and self-ignition and to investigations of electrical causes of ignition.
Index Term(s): Arson investigations; Crime Scene Investigation; Incendiary devices
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