Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction

ISBN-10: 0132605775
ISBN-13: 9780132605779
Edition: 3rd 2013
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List price: $117.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/7/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332

Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, Third Edition, describes and illustrates a new systematic approach for reconstructing fire scenes, applying the principles of fire protection engineering along with those of forensic science and behavioral science. Modern fire investigation topics are covered, including comprehensive documentation, hypothesis testing, and defensible reconstruction of the events leading up to the fire and its final results. Using historical fire cases and realistic case examples, the authors examine the newest lessons learned and insight into the ignition, growth, development, and outcome of those fires. All documentation in the case examples follows or exceeds the methodology set forth by the NFPA in NFPA 921–Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and its companion standard NFPA 1033–Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, 2009 Edition, and Kirk's Fire Investigation, Seventh Edition.

John D. DeHaan, PhD, FABC, CFI IAAI, CFEI, FFSS, FSSDipAn internationally recognized forensic scientist, Dr. DeHaan is the senior author of Kirk's Fire Investigation and co-author ofForensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, the two leading textbooks in the field of fire and arson investigation. He is also a former principal member of the NFPA 921 Technical Committee on Fire Investigations.Dr. DeHaan has been a criminalist for more than 40 years and has gained considerable expertise in the analysis of fire and explosion evidence as well shoe print, and instrumental analysis and crime scene reconstruction. He has been employed as a criminalist by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the California Department of Justice.His research into forensic fire scene reconstruction is based on first-hand fire experiments on fire behavior involving more than 500 observed full-scale structure, and 100 vehicle fires under controlled conditions, as well as laboratory-scale studies. Dr. DeHaan has testified as an expert witness in civil and criminal trials across the United States and overseas. He is currently the president of Fire-Ex Forensics Inc. and consults on civil and criminal fire and explosion cases across the United States and Canada and overseas.Dr. DeHaan graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago Circle in 1969 with a BS degree in Physics and a minor in Criminalistics. He was awarded a PhD in Pure and Applied Chemistry (Forensic Science) by Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1995. Dr. DeHaan is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminalistics (Fire Debris), a Fellow of the Forensic Science Society (UK), and holds Diplomas in Fire Investigation from the Forensic Science Society and the Institution of Fire Engineers and a Certified Fire Investigator certification from the International Association of Arson Investigators. He is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator from the National Association of Fire Investigators.David J. Icove, PhD, PE, CFEIAn internationally recognized forensic fire engineering expert with more than 40 years of experience, Dr. Icove is co-author of Kirk's Fire Investigation and Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, the two leading textbooks in the field of fire and arson investigation. He is also co-author of Combating Arson-for-Profit, the leading textbook on the crime of economic arson. Since 1992 he has served as a principal member of the NFPA 921 Technical Committee on Fire Investigations. As a retired career federal law enforcement agent, Dr. Icove served as a criminal investigator on the federal, state, and local levels. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI).He retired in 2005 as an Inspector in the Criminal Investigations Division of the U.S. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Police, Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was assigned for the last 2 years to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). In addition to conducting major case investigations, Dr. Icove oversaw the development of advanced fire investigation training and technology programs in cooperation with various agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) U.S. Fire Administration.Before transferring to the U.S. TVA Police in 1993, he served 9 years as a program manager in the elite Behavioral Science and Criminal Profiling Units at the FBI, Quantico, Virginia. At the FBI, he implemented and became the first supervisor of the Arson and Bombing Investigative Support (ABIS) Program, staffed by FBI and ATF criminal profilers. Prior to his work at the FBI, Dr. Icove served as a criminal investigator at arson bureaus of the Knoxville Police Department, the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office, and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office.His expertise in forensic fire scene reconstruction is based on a blend of on-scene experience, conduction of fire tests and experiments, and participation in prison interviews of con

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