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The genesis of this piece comes from a trend the authors have observed in three separate but related areas, which the authors believe are converging into a perfect storm for fire investigators. These are: 1) the ongoing movement by courts across the nation to scrutinize more closely the reliability of expert testimony, 2) a growing apprehension about wrongful convictions stemming from faulty forensic evidence and problems in fire investigations, culminating in the revolutionary 2009 report published by the National Academy of Sciences, and; 3) the continuing development of industry standards that are raising the bar for fire investigators. Part I describes each of these forces, and then Part II demonstrates how together they are creating a mounting pressure on fire investigation experts to defend their qualifications and the reliability of their opinions in court, particularly insofar as analyzing the fire scene and interpreting fire patterns is concerned.
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This poster promotes taking a positive team approach towards identifying, preserving, documenting, securing and retrieving of potential forensic evidence from even the most destructive of fire scenes.
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Categories:  Poster presentation  |  Fire Investigation  |  View All
This report has concentrated on overheated cut out fuses within the service head of a premises’ electrical intake, however, the issue of localised resistance heating also affects meters and consumer units, as well as other general electrical connections in an electrical installation.
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Categories:  Report  |  Fire Investigation