Forensic Investigation of Explosions

Forensic Investigation of Explosions

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This text has been shaped by the editor's experiences on task forces set up to investigate major explosives incidents and related civil and criminal proceedings. Chapters cover methods, applications, quality control, and significance of forensic chemistry, aircraft sabotage investigation, forensic pathology, and presentation of expert testimony. Contributors provide descriptions of the physics and chemistry of explosions and explosives, the detection of hidden explosives, and the procedures carried out at the scenes of gas explosions in buildings. Experienced professionals from industry, government, and the medical and legal professionals provide accounts of the developments and techniques in each of their subject areas.
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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 35.56mm | 975.22g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748405658
  • 9780748405657

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Table of contents

1. The History, Development and Characteristics of Explosives and Propellants Robert Hopler 2. Physics of Explosion Hazards Bibhu Mohanty 3. Detection of Hidden Explosives James Connelly, William Curby, Frank Fox, Susan Hallowell 4. General Protocols at the Scene of an Explosion Jean-Yves Vermette 5. Recovery of Material from the Scene of an Explosion and it's Subsequent Forensic Laboratory Examination - a Team Approach Richard Strobel 6. Aircraft Explosive Sabotage Investigation John Garstang 7. Investigation of Gas Phase Explosions in Buildings Christopher Foster 8. Chromatography of Explosives Bruce McCord and Edward Bender 9. Analysis of Explosives by Infrared Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry Shmuel Zitrin 10. Quality Control in the Detection and Identification of Traces of Organic High Explosives Robin Hiley 11. Analysis of Low Explosives Edward Bender 12. The Significance of Analytical Results in Explosives Investigation Gerrard Murray 13. Evidence of Explosive Damage to Materials in Air Crash Investigations Maurice Baker and John Winn 14. The Use of Vibration Spectograms in Aircraft Accident Investigation Frank Slingerland 15. Forensic Pathology of Victims of an Explosion James Ferris 16. Presentation of Explosive Casework Evidence James Jardine Bender, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, USA, Sandy Beveridge, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada, Jim Connelly, Federal Aviation Administration, USA, Bill Curby, Federal Aviation Administration, USA, James Ferris, Department of Forensic Pathology, Canada, Chris Foster, Dr. J.H. Burgoyne and Partners, UK, Frank Fox, Federal Aviation Administration, USA, John Garstang, Transprtation Safety Board of Canada, Susan Hallowell, Federal Aviation Administration, USA, Robin Hiley, Defence Research Agency, UK, Bob Hopler, Powderman Consulting Inc, USA, Jim Jardine, Surrey Provincial Court, Canada, Bruce McCord, Forensic Forensic Science and Research Training Centre, USA, Bibhu Mohanty, ICI Explosives Canada, Gerry Murray, Forensic Science Agency of Northern Ireland, Frank Slingerland, Vibacon Inc.,, Richard Strobel, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, USA, Jean-Yves Vermette, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada, John Winn, Defence Research Agency, UK, Shmuel Zitrin, National Israel Police Headquarters, Israel.
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About Alexander Beveridge

Beveridge; Alexander Forensic Consultant,
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