Crime Scenes Need Sense, Not Heroics
- Officials say firefighters torched hay field. Gibbs Jr., William J. // Wilson County News;3/16/2016, Vol. 43 Issue 11, p1A
The article discusses a crime scene which took place in Stockdale, Texas during the overnight hours of February 29 and March 1 where three members of the Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department were arrested as they were suspected for burning the whole hay field.
- Security under fire as arsonist targets Holyrood. Pearman, Ross // Contract Journal;6/9/2004, Vol. 423 Issue 6479, p1
Focuses on an arson investigation being carried out after an intruder got on to the Holyrood Road surrounding the parliament site in Edinburgh, Scotland and started a fire in June 2004. Damage cost; Measures taken by Scottish parliament officials.
- CAREER SPOTLIGHT: Fire Investigator vs. Arson Detective. // Explosives & Arson Investigation;2005, p29
The article presents a comparison between the jobs of a fire investigator and an arson detective. Though their fields of work are similar, fire investigators investigate all sorts of fires, whether they be natural, accidental or intentional while arson detectives work on cases of arson. The...
- Chapter 6: Arson and Explosives. Dias, Gary A.; Dingeman, Robbie // Honolulu CSI;2004, p81
This chapter provides information on arson and explosives. In order for combustion or fire to exist, it needs oxygen, fuel and heat. There are four phases of a fire: the incipient phase, the free-burning phase, the smoldering phase and backdraft. Perhaps the biggest problem associated with arson...
- FORENSIC CASE PROFILE. King, Shelley Reuben // Forensic Examiner;Fall2004, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p42
The article discusses the disadvantages of using the red flags of arson in a fire investigation. The author relates her experience investigating her first fire case. Among the red flags of arson found in the fire investigation were the removal of some of the furniture prior to the fire, poor...
- A Fatal Fire Investigation. Nichols, John; Irwin, Robert; Merlin, Mark // Fire Engineering;Mar2007, Vol. 160 Issue 3, p123
The article discusses the issues surrounding investigation of crime scenes involving fatalities caused by fire. Statistics are given regarding the frequency and connection of fire to various crimes, including fatalities, in the United States. An overview of various elements that firefighters...
- National Arson Forum reviews critical arson issues. Naylis, Gerard J. // Fire Engineering;Jan1999, Vol. 152 Issue 1, p26
Highlights the 1999 National Arson Forum, which focused on emerging trends in fire and arson investigation in the United States. Schedule and venue of the event; Sponsor; Sectors that participated in the event; Topics discussed; Fire prevention programs discussed during the forum.
- APPENDIX 2: SECOND-LEVEL PREMISES TYPE CATEGORIES. // Fairfield Local Government Area Crime Report 2006;2008, p42
A variety of clinical aids that relate to articles that appeared in the Fairfield 2006 issue of "Local Government Area Crime Report" are presented.
- Inferring the characteristics of an arsonist from crime scene actions: a case study in offender profiling. Santtila, Pekka; Häkkänen, Helinä; Fritzon, Katarina // International Journal of Police Science & Management;Spring2003, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p1
Discusses the use of psychological models of offender behavior in providing assistance to a police investigation of a series of arsons. Analysis of crime scene and spatial behavior of the offender; Role in providing estimates of the home location of the suspect based on crime locations.