interFIRE Home interFIRE Home interFIRE VR Support Training Calendar Training Center Resource Center Message Board Insurance Info
 

O'Hara, Charles. Arson. Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition. Charles C. Thomas Publishing. Springfield, Illinois. pp. 231 - 245.

Abstract: Chapter 17 of Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation discusses arson investigation. It provides an extensive list of different ignition devices and plants used by arsonists. A plant is a device that allows arsonists to escape the scene of the crime because it delays the initial ignition. This time delay can sometimes afford the arsonist enough time to establish an alibi. Some of the devices discussed include: mechanical devices, candles, cigarettes, inflammable gases, chemicals, explosives, and molotov cocktails.

The chapter also discusses observations at a fire scene. The investigator can make important determinations from initial and general observations of the fire scene. Eye witnesses can also provide missing information with their individual observations of the actual fire.

 
Home | interFIRE VR Support | Training Calendar | Training Center | Resource Center | Message Board | Insurance Info
Sponsorship Opportunities
Web Site Designed for 800 x 600 by Stonehouse Media Incorporated® Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved.