Beering, Peter S. Verdict: Guilty of Burning. What Prosecutors Should
Know About Arson. The Insurance Committee For Arson Control. May, 1996.
Abstract: A prosecuting attorney with a specialty in arson prosecution
wrote this booklet with the intention of educating prosecuting attorneys
about the problem of arson. The information is designed to help prosecutors
prevail a trial. It includes an arson prosecution checklist and a list of
legal obligations with respect to the fire scene and fire investigation.
The booklet offers different trial strategies and plea strategies as well
as witness preparation tactics and how discovery issues apply to the evidence
collected. It also includes a summary of insurance issues prosecutors should
For more information, contact:
Insurance Committee for Arson Control
3601 Vincennes Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Web Site: www.arsoncontrol.org