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Practical Bomb Scene Investigation. CRC Series in Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations Series James T. Thurman

Practical Bomb Scene Investigation. CRC Series in Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations Series

James T. Thurman

Published March 21st 2006
ISBN : 9786610500574
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493 pages
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 About the Book 

The illicit use of explosives has become a growing international concern. Those investigating the scenes of these bombings must do so expeditiously and effectively in order to locate any and all evidence among the rubble that can identify the culprits and bring them to justice. Written by an explosives expert with over thirty years in the field, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation is an accessible step-by-step guide through the postblast investigative process. It is the first single-source reference that not only provides essential information on locating and safeguarding evidence at the scene, but it also takes the investigator through all phases of the inquiry. This book uses case studies to promote an organized, methodical approach to investigations. It addresses safety issues such as military ordnance identification procedures and indicators of biological, chemical, and radiological material use. It also provides full color photographs of bomb scenes and related evidence. Practical Bomb Scene Investigation is an essential book for not only the explosion/bomb scene investigator and technician, but also for homeland security professionals, first responders, terrorism/intelligence analysts, military personnel, trainers, educators, criminalist and forensic scientists