The differences to most crime scenes and a fire scene will be discussed along with the fire's effect on other potential evidence. The instrumentation required, the extraction procedure, the potential interferences, the analyst qualifications, and issues with interpretation and reporting will be covered. The key references and standards necessary for training a competent fire debris analyst will be provided.
Detailed Learning Objectives:
1. The attendee will understand the challenges faced in fire debris analysis.
2. The attendee will understand strategies for mitigating those challenges.
3. The attendee will be able to assess and guide the development of fire debris analysts.
Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.