Bridging Explosives and Fire Debris Analyses

  • Michelle Evans


Forensic laboratories occasionally receive cases that require both fire debris and explosive expertise to examine the evidence. Other times, cases do not fit neatly into either of these two categories, but fall somewhere in the middle. Examples of these include particular types of explosives, incendiary mixtures, and cases where investigators may not know if an explosion caused a fire or a fire caused an explosion. Potential approaches to analyzing the evidence, including data interpretation and reporting wording, are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Evans
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  1. 1.Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesAmmendaleUSA

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