Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction

Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction

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Completely updated in a new edition, this book remains the best resource for a thorough understanding of fire dynamics, describing and illustrating a totally new systematic approach for reconstructing fire scenes. The approach applies the following principles of fire protection engineering along with forensic and behavioral science: identifiable fire pattern damage, human factors, physical forensic evidence of human activity, and application of the scientific method based upon relevant scientific principles and research. Using historical fire cases, the expert authors provide new information and insight into the ignition, growth, development, and outcome of those fires.

Blackwell North Amer
Using the most up-to-date information, Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, Second Edition expands the ability of investigators to apply fire engineering, forensic analysis, and the interpretation of human behavior to the accurate investigation of fires. Extensive new research on fire behavior, ignition mechanisms, fire patterns, and fire modeling is incorporated to explore and explain the process of applying the full spectrum of forensic techniques to the reconstruction of fire events. With over 70 years of combined experience, two of the United States' most experienced fire scientists have authored a text that can be used by fire and law enforcement investigators, attorneys, forensic scientists, and fire protection specialists. A greatly expanded peer review adds a newer, fresh perspective to this edition.

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780132228572
Characteristics: xxii, 527 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: DeHaan, John D. (John David), 1948-


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