Forensic Analysis of Fire Debris and Explosives

  • Kenyon Evans-Nguyen
  • Katherine Hutches

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jamie Baerncopf, Sherrie Thomas
    Pages 45-74
  3. P. Mark L. Sandercock
    Pages 75-104
  4. Mary R. Williams, Susan Seebode Hetzel
    Pages 135-174
  5. Katherine Hutches
    Pages 175-192
  6. H. E. Hutson, E. McGee
    Pages 193-225
  7. B. M. Crane Calhoun, R. F. Mothershead II
    Pages 227-255
  8. Kirk Yeager, John Jermain
    Pages 257-283
  9. Michelle Evans
    Pages 285-304
  10. Carl E. Chasteen
    Pages 305-336
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 337-356

About this book


This text provides training on the fundamental tools and methodologies used in active forensic laboratories for the complicated analysis of fire debris and explosives evidence. It is intended to serve as a gateway for students and transitioning forensic science or chemistry professionals. The book is divided  between the two disciplines of fire debris and explosives, with a final pair of chapters devoted to the  interplay between the two disciplines and with other disciplines, such as DNA and fingerprint analysis. It brings together a multi-national group of technical experts, ranging from academic researchers to active practitioners, including members of some of the premier forensic agencies of the world. Readers will gain  knowledge of practical methods of analysis and will develop a strong foundation for laboratory work in forensic chemistry.  End-of-chapter questions based on relevant topics  and real-world data provide a realistic arena for learners to test newly-acquired techniques.


forensic analytical chemistry fire debris forensic analysis explosives forensic analysis intact analysis explosives explosives componentry battlefield forensics forensic chemistry practical methods

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of TampaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesWalnut CreekUSA

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