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Fire Investigation




ISBN 9780415248914
Published January 27, 2004 by CRC Press
246 Pages

 
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Fire Investigation covers the concepts and theories used to determine a specfic fire has been deliberately or accidentally set. The author clearly explains the concepts needed to gain insight into a fire scene investigation, including the dynamics of the fire, the necessary conditions for a fire to start and be maintained, the different types of combustion fuels and subsequent burning patterns possible, and a rudimentary understanding of what happens in the analytic laboratory. It is a valuable reference for fire investigation units, scene of crime officers, private fire investigators, health and safety bodies, and students of forensic science.

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Fire Investigation covers the concepts and theories used to determine the cause of deliberate and accidental fires.The authors clearly explain the concepts needed to gain insight into fire scene investigation, including different types of fuels, how they are affected by heat and fire and the nature of their combustion and specific scene investigations, scene reconstruction, electrical fires, and the procedures in the analytic laboratory. It is a valuable reference for fire investigation units, scene of crime officers, private fire investigators, health and safety bodies, and students of forensic science.

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