Fire Debris Analysis

Other | December 10, 2007

byEric Stauffer, Eric Stauffer, Julia A. Dolan...

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The study of fire debris analysis is vital to the function of all fire investigations, and, as such,Fire Debris Analysisis an essential resource for fire investigators. The present methods of analysis include the use of gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, techniques which are well established and used by crime laboratories throughout the world. However, despite their universality, this is the first comprehensive resource that addresses their application to fire debris analysis.

Fire Debris Analysiscovers topics such as the physics and chemistry of fire and liquid fuels, the interpretation of data obtained from fire debris, and the future of the subject. Its cutting-edge material and experienced author team distinguishes this book as a quality reference that should be on the shelves of all crime laboratories.



* Serves as a comprehensive guide to the science of fire debris analysis
* Presents both basic and advanced concepts in an easily readable, logical sequence
* Includes a full-color insert with figures that illustrate key concepts discussed in the text

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The study of fire debris analysis is vital to the function of all fire investigations, and, as such,Fire Debris Analysisis an essential resource for fire investigators. The present methods of analysis include the use of gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, techniques which are well established and used by crime ...

Reta Newman is the Director of the Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory in Largo, Florida. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Missouri State University. She has been a forensic chemist since 1989 and has specialized in fire debris analysis since 1991. She is a principal instructor for the NCFS-ATF Basic and Advanced Fire Debris A...
Format:OtherDimensions:672 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 10, 2007Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080556264

ISBN - 13:9780080556260

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Table of Contents

Introduction; History; Review of Basic Organic Chemistry; Chemistry and Physics of Fire and Liquid Fuels; Detection of Ignitable Liquid Residues at Fire Scenes; Sample Collection; Flammable and Combustible Liquids; Gas Chromatography and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry; Interpretation of Data Obtained From Neat Ignitable Liquids; Preliminary Examination of Evidence; Extraction of Ignitable Liquid Residues from Fire Debris; Interpretation of Data Obtained from Fire Debris; Other Techniques of Analysis and the Future of Fire Debris Analysis; Other Possible Examinations Conducted on Fire Debris; Education, Training, and Certification; Standardization; Accreditation; Appendix: Resources of Information