The Sequence of Event Analysis in Criminal Trials

Scientific Proofs for Tracking Criminal Liabilities in Complex Accidents and Disasters

  • Fabrizio D’Errico
  • Maurizio Dalla Casa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. On Judicial and Evidential Reasoning in the Field of Industrial Accidents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fabrizio D’Errico, Maurizio Dalla Casa
      Pages 3-24
    3. Fabrizio D’Errico, Maurizio Dalla Casa
      Pages 41-61
    4. Fabrizio D’Errico, Maurizio Dalla Casa
      Pages 63-75
  3. From Scientific Proofs to Reconstruction of Multilevel Liability Pattern in Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Fabrizio D’Errico, Maurizio Dalla Casa
      Pages 79-94
    3. Fabrizio D’Errico, Maurizio Dalla Casa
      Pages 105-127

About this book


This book presents a general method that lawyers, prosecutors and judges can follows to assess the quality and scientific content of technical work done for an accident and crime scene reconstruction. Using multilevel sequence of events analysis allows all key events to be fully identified, which in turn assists judicial bodies in identifying where to assign specific criminal liability. Created from a concept long sought by the two authors (an engineer and an attorney), the method allows readers without any technical background to progress from an examination of evidence gathered at the scene of a complex accident and to reconstruct "beyond reasonable doubt" the events that took place. Once created and scientifically verified by the sequence of events analysis, the chain of key events serves as a reference source for various levels of complex organizations and inter-organization structures in cases involving complex criminal responsibilities.


Accident assessor Accident reconstruction Causality Causation Complex accidents Criminal procedure Criminal responsibility Criminal trials Damage analysis Damage event analysis Disaster Failure analysis Forensics Industrial accident Investigators Prosecutors Scientific method Sequence of event analysis Technical expert

Authors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio D’Errico
    • 1
  • Maurizio Dalla Casa
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Lucca CourtLido di CamaioreItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47897-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47898-1
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