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Forensic Evidence: Fire and Explosives

John Wright

Forensic techniques are increasingly common not just in police work but also in everyday life. Forensics can be used to prove paternity cases, discover how our forefathers lived and died, prove which inventor or author thought of an idea first,... Read moreRead less

Forensic techniques are increasingly common not just in police work but also in everyday life. Forensics can be used to prove paternity cases, discover how our forefathers lived and died, prove which inventor or author thought of an idea first, show how old buildings used to look, and so forth. This series examines the latest techniques used in the forensics field to demonstrate how our lives have been transformed by this new science.

Tracing manufacture and use. Every type of accelerant such as gas, kerosene or TNT produces a very distinct chemical signature when it burns, making it possible to identify in some cases where the material came from and the manufacturer. Ballistics – how guns and bullets can be identified, and how forensics can show where the bullets were fired from.

Forensic Evidence series

Format: 254 x 197mm
Extent: 96pp
Word count: 20,000
Illustrations: 50 colour artworks and photographs

John Wright

John D. Wright is an American author and editor living in England. He has been a reporter in London for Time and People magazines, covering such subjects as politics and crime. He is the author of several history books, including The Oxford Dictionary of Civil War Quotations and The Routledge Encyclopedia of Civil War Era Biographies. Among his other books are Crime Investigation and Unsolved... Read moreRead less

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