830 pages | 365 B/W Illus.
Now in its second edition, Forensic Investigation of Explosions draws on the editor’s 30 years of explosives casework experience, including his work on task forces set up to investigate major explosives incidents. Dr. Alexander Beveridge provides a broad, multidisciplinary approach, assembling the contributions of internationally recognized experts who present the definitive reference work on the subject.
Topics discussed include:
With nearly 40 percent more material, this new edition contains revised chapters and several new topics, including:
This volume offers valuable information to all members of prevention and post-blast teams. Each chapter was written by an expert or experts in a specific field and provides well-referenced information underlying best practices that can be used in the field, laboratory, conference room, classroom, or courtroom.
"If there is a book for explosives investigations that I can recommend to anyone training in the field of explosives, then it is without a doubt Forensic Investigation of Explosions. The book not only accompanies the beginner through the history of explosives and explosives investigations, but serves as a great tool for seasoned investigators, scientists, and bomb technicians as the world of explosives investigations evolves."
—Melanie Brochu, B.Sc. RCMP Forensic Specialist (Explosives), Ottawa, Ontario
The History, Development, and Characteristics of Explosives and Propellants; Robert B. Hopler
Physics of Explosion Hazards; Bibhu Mohanty
Detection of Hidden Explosives; Susan Hallowell, Richard Lareau, Ronald Krauss, Curtis Bell, Joshua Rubinstein, Polly Gongwer, Pamela Beresford, and James C. Weatherall
General Protocols at the Scene of an Explosion; Jean-Yves Vermette
Recovery of Material from the Scene of an Explosion and its Subsequent Forensic Laboratory Examination—a Team Approach; Richard A. Strobel
The Management of Casework within the United Kingdom Forensic Explosives Laboratory; Sharon Broome and Clifford Todd
Aircraft Explosive Sabotage Investigation; John H. Garstang
Evidence of Explosive Damage to Materials and Structures in Air Crash Investigations; Maurice Baker, John Winn, Steve Harris, and Nigel Harrison
Investigation of Gas Phase Explosions in Buildings; Christopher D. Foster
Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices; Donald J. Sachtleben
Investigation of Pipe Bombs; Edward C. Bender and Alexander D. Beveridge
Improvised Explosives Characteristics, Detection, and Analysis; Kirk Yeager
Quality and the Trace Detection and Identification of Organic High Explosives; Sean Doyle
Chromatography of Explosives; Bruce McCord, Inge Corbin, and Edward Bender
Analysis of Explosives by Mass Spectrometry; Tsippy Tamiri and Shmuel Zitrin
Analysis of Explosives by Infrared Spectrometry; Shmuel Zitrin and Tsippy Tamiri
Portable Explosive Detection Instruments; Sarah Benson, Naomi Speers, and Vincent Otieno-Alego
The Significance of Analytical Results in Explosives Investigation; Gerard T. Murray
Forensic Pathology of Explosive Injury; Indira Kitulwatte and Michael S. Pollanen
Presentation of Explosive Casework Evidence; James W. Jardine