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  • An O & C Process--Criminalistics
    • Criminalistics Overview

What's New at ATF - New Fire Research Labortory

handATF National Laboratory Center (description of analysis that can be performed and instructions for the collection and submission of common fire scene evidence)

The Evidence Collection Kit. (reprinted from Kirk's Fire Investigation, 4/E by John D. DeHaan.)

Evidence, Section 5-3 through 5-3.3 from NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations 1998 Edition.

Laboratory Analysis. (reprinted from Kirk's Fire Investigation, 4/E by John D. DeHaan.)

handEvidence Collection. From "Motive, Means and Opportunity."

handThe Lab Analysis. From "Motive, Means and Opportunity."

handInvestigation Procedures--Reference Card, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Fire and Fire Investigation Terms Glossary, Management for Arson Prevention and Control.

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

"Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence," from Kirk's Fire Investigation, by John D. DeHaan. 1997 Ed. Simon & Schuster. Chap. 8.

Crime Scene Search as a Process, U.S. Dept. of Justice FBI.

Collect and Preserve Evidence

Submit Evidence for Testing

Iowa Court Affirms Arson Conviction

California Supreme Court Finds Intoxication Not a Defense

Wisconsin Court Affirms Arson Conviction Over Claim of Newly Discovered Evidence

Florida Appellate Court Reverses Attempted Arson Conviction

handATF National Laboratory Center: Fire Debris Evidence Collection, Submission, and Analysis

Laboratory Analysis. (reprinted from Kirk's Fire Investigation, 4/E by John D. DeHaan.)

Use of Ultraviolet Light in Fire/Arson, Bomb and Environmental Investigation. Forestal, Raymond, E.

Chemical Analysis of Fire Debris: Was it Arson? Bertsch, Wolfgang.

Excerpts from The Pocket Guide to Accelerant Evidence Collection, MA Chapter IAAI, 1999.

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

Collect and Preserve Evidence

    • Documents

handATF National Laboratory Center: Questioned Document Evidence Collection, Submission, and Analysis

Preserving Charred Documents. Truex, Thomas H.

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

Collect and Preserve Evidence

    • Fingerprints, Tire Prints, Shoe Prints

Ohio Court Upholds Arson Finding of Juvenile

handATF National Laboratory Center: Fingerprint Evidence Collection, Submission, and Analysis

"Fingerprints," from Kirk's Fire Investigation, by John D. DeHaan. 1997 Ed. Simon & Schuster. Chap. 14, p.351

The Advancement of Fingerprint Technology. Macko, Steve. 1997.

Shoe and Tire Impression Evidence. Bodziak, William J. 1984.

Ridgeology: Modern Evaluative Friction Ridge Identification. Ashbuagh, Cpl. David R.

Casting a Footwear or Tire Impression with Dental Stone. Bodziak, William J. 1986.

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

Collect and Preserve Evidence

    • Furniture

"The Results of a Major Upholstered Furniture Fire Study," NFPA Journal, July/August 1996, p 84-88.

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

The Facts about Coiled Metal Springs in Fire Investigations. Marley, Ronald K.

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

    • Glass

Glass Breakage in Fires. Babrauskas, Vytenis. 1998.

Glass and Effects by Fire. Wilkinson, David A. 1993.

The Value of Glass in the Fire Investigation Process. Marley, Ronald K.

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

"Glass," from Kirk's Fire Investigation, by John D. DeHaan. 1997 Ed. Simon & Schuster. Chap. 7, p. 168.

Collect and Preserve Evidence

    • Gunshot Residue

handATF National Laboratory Center: Firearms Evidence Collection, Submission, and Analysis

Gunshot Primer Residue: The Invisible Clue. Aaron, Roger W. 1991.

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

Collect and Preserve Evidence

    • Hair and Fiber

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

Collect and Preserve Evidence

    • Handwriting Identification

New Respect for the Study of Handwriting. Mautner, Lyn. 1990.

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

    • Toolmarks

handATF National Laboratory Center: Toolmark Evidence Collection, Submission, and Analysis

handEvidence Collection and Laboratory Analysis

Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury.

handSample of Toolmark Comparison

Collect and Preserve Evidence

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