Catching Killers. FIRE INVESTIGATION. Catching Killers. FIRE INVESTIGATION. Used to be the ideal way for a criminal to make evidence go up in smoke Arson Investigation Unit N ew techniques & modern science VS fire pattern myths & personal judgment By exploring What makes fire
Used to be the ideal way for a criminal to make evidence go up in smoke
Arson Investigation Unit
New techniques & modern science VS fire pattern myths & personal judgment
What makes fire
Reaction with different chemicals and solutions
Advancements in the field
Importance to Law
First Responders to a Fire
Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Fire research lab Used to solve arson cases Planned test fires and cutting edge technology
Chapter 24: Basic Fire & Explosion Investigation
In 2007, a house fire kills a middle aged couple, but leaves their teenage son nearly unscathed.
The air we breathe is about _________.
Fire requires an atmosphere with at least _____________.
Successful Arson Investigation…
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Arson Facts in America
According to the FBI Crime Index, juvenile and adult arson cause an annual average of 560,000 fires, 750 deaths, 3,700 injuries, and $1.5 billion in property loss. 55% of all arson arrests in the US are children under 18.
Fires set by juveniles are usually the result of a child or teenager experimenting with fire with a lack of understanding of the consequences. Others fires may be started by troubled children as a “cry for help” or as acts of vandalism.
These tragic events are not isolated incidents. In a typical year, in the U. S., 300 people are killed and $190 million in property is destroyed in fires set by children. Children themselves are usually the victims of these fires accounting for 85 of every 100 lives lost.
Investigating Homicidal Fires