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Scientific protocols for fire investigation

Author: John J Lentini
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006.
Series: Protocols in forensic science.
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"Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation provides comprehensive coverage from historical, developmental, practical, and professional perspectives. The author, uniquely qualified with years of experience in both on site investigations and lab analyses, provides a resource that is unparalleled in depth and focus. The book is distinctive in that it not only discusses the appropriate techniques for fire scene  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Lentini
ISBN: 0849320828 9780849320828
OCLC Number: 60671911
Description: xx, 584 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
The Author --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation --
1. Fire and Science --
1.1 Introduction --
1.2 Argument vs. Experiment --
1.3 Fire and the Enlightenment --
1.4 The Scientific Approach to Fire Investigation --
1.5 Modern Fire Analysis --
1.6 NFPA 921 --
1.7 Conclusion --
References --
2. The Chemistry and Physics of Combustion --
2.1 Fire and Energy --
2.2 Basic Chemistry --
2.3 States of Matter --
2.4 The Behavior of Gases --
2.5 Stoichiometry and Flammable Limits --
2.6 The Behavior of Liquids --
2.7 The Behavior of Solids --
2.8 Conclusion --
References --
3. Fire Dynamics --
3.1 Introduction --
3.2 Ignition --
3.3 Self-Heating and Spontaneous Ignition --
3.4 Chemical Ignition --
3.5 Flames --
3.6 Flammability --
3.7 Compartment Fires --
3.8 Pattern Development --
3.9 Fire Modeling --
3.10 Conclusion --
References --
4. Fire Investigation Procedures --
4.1 Introduction --
4.2 Recognize the Need --
4.3 Presumption of Accidental Cause --
4.4 Planning the Investigation --
4.5 The Initial Survey: Safety First --
4.6 Documentation --
4.7 Reconstruction --
4.8 Inventory --
4.9 Avoiding Spoliation --
4.10 Evidence Collection and Preservation --
4.11 Origin Determination --
4.12 Hypothesis Development and Testing --
4.13 Reporting Procedure --
4.14 Record Keeping --
4.15 Conclusion --
References --
5. Analysis of Ignitable Liquid Residues --
5.1 Introduction --
5.2 Evolution of Separation Techniques --
5.3 Evolution of Analytical Techniques --
5.4 Evolution of Standard Methods --
5.5 Isolating the Residue --
5.6 Analyzing the Isolated ILR --
5.7 Reporting Procedures --
5.8 Record Keeping --
5.9 Quality Assurance --
5.10 Conclusion --
References --
6. Evaluation of Ignition Sources --
6.1 Introduction --
6.2 Joint Examinations of Physical Evidence --
6.3 Appliances and Electrical Components --
6.4 Testing of Ignition Scenarios --
6.5 Following Up --
6.6 Conclusion --
References --
7. Thirty Fire Scene Scenarios --
7.1 Introduction --
7.2 Arson --
7.3 Dryer Fires --
7.4 Electrical Fires --
7.5 Fluorescent Light Fires --
7.6 Gas Fires --
7.7 Heater Fires --
7.8 Industrial Fires --
7.9 Lightning Fires --
7.10 Water Heaters --
7.11 Conclusion --
References --
8. The Mythology of Arson Investigation --
8.1 The Development and Promulgation of Myths --
8.2 Alligatoring --
8.3 Crazed Glass --
8.4 Depth and Location of Char --
8.5 Lines of Demarcation --
8.6 Sagged Furniture Springs --
8.7 Spalling --
8.8 Fire Load --
8.9 Low Burning and Holes in the Floor --
8.10 The A.
Series Title: Protocols in forensic science.
Responsibility: John J. Lentini.
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