Arson Investigation: The Step-By-Step Procedure
This unique book presents a step-by-step approach to arson investigation. Its design and format make the book a ready reference for the investigator in the field and an excellent text for the classroom instructor. The opening chapter sets forth the author's step-by-step method for investigating arson fires. Then, from various points within this chapter, the reader is directed to following chapters that provide specific, in-depth information on basic fire knowledge, cause and origin of fires, basic electrical knowledge, the automobile fire, the youthful fire setter, the insurance fraud fire, the fatal fire, the motive for fire setting, the interview and interrogation, and the polygraph and voice stress tests. To help the reader get the most from the text the step-by-step procedure is followed as closely as possible. Each of the chapters is an update of the original chapters. In addition, there is a question and answer segment at the end of every chapter that may be used for both instruction and court appearances. Instructors and students, along with attorneys in the field, will want to use it to augment their own procedures. The methods, procedures, and techniques outlined make this manual a must for all involved in the field of arson investigation. Book jacket.
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BASIC FIRE KNOWLEDGE
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