The Resource Arson and arson investigation : survey and assessment, by John F. Boudreau, Quon Y. Kwan, William E. Faragher, Genevieve C. Denault

Arson and arson investigation : survey and assessment, by John F. Boudreau, Quon Y. Kwan, William E. Faragher, Genevieve C. Denault

Label
Arson and arson investigation : survey and assessment
Title
Arson and arson investigation
Title remainder
survey and assessment
Statement of responsibility
by John F. Boudreau, Quon Y. Kwan, William E. Faragher, Genevieve C. Denault
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Author
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report presents findings from a study of arson and current arson investigative methods and needs. The report first presents current arson statistics and critiques studies of the characteristics of arsonists. A major study component was a questionnaire survey of a selected group of leading arson investigators to identify needs in arson investigation. Priority was given to increasing the number and the training of arson investigators, to establishing an automated data system for arson investigation, to conducting scientific research on arson investigation methods, to improving cooperation from insurance companies, and to developing equipment to aid in arson investigation. Equipment of particular importance is an improved flammable vapor detector to help the investigator locate residues of fire accelerants most often used by arsonists. Another study component was a statistical analysis of data on arson, arson arrests, and arson convictions from 108 cities over a 4-year period. The analysis found that cities ranked in the upper third in arson arrest rates had 22 percent fewer arsons per 100,000 population than cities ranked in the bottom third. Cities ranked in the upper third of arson conviction rates had 26 percent fewer arsons. The report concludes with a review of the capabilities and needed improvements in the technical methods of arson investigation. Recommendations for arson reduction and improved arson investigations are provided
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
364.1/64
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8079.A7
LC item number
A77 1977
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Boudreau, John F.
  • Kwan, Quon Y.
  • Faragher, William E.
  • Denault, Genevieve C.
  • National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
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  • Arson investigation
  • Arson
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Arson and arson investigation : survey and assessment, by John F. Boudreau, Quon Y. Kwan, William E. Faragher, Genevieve C. Denault
Instantiates
Publication
Manufacture
Note
  • "October 1977"
  • "Supported by Contract no. J-LEAA-025-73 awarded to the Aerospace Corporation by the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, U.S. Department of Justice."
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-132)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abstract -- Figures -- Tables -- Preface -- Summary -- I. The nature and magnitude of arson -- II. Motives and typology of arsonists -- III. Arson and the criminal justice system -- IV. Statistical relation between arson and the arrest and conviction of arsonists -- V. Survey of needs in arson investigation -- VI. Technical methods in arson investigation -- VII. Conclusions and recommendations -- References -- Appendix A. Survey questionnaire -- Appendix B. Arson investigators participating in the survey -- Appendix C. Needs cited by other arson investigators -- Appendix D. Survey of flammable vapor detectors -- Bibliography
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Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 132 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
graphs
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn776025381
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Arson and arson investigation : survey and assessment, by John F. Boudreau, Quon Y. Kwan, William E. Faragher, Genevieve C. Denault
Publication
Manufacture
Note
  • "October 1977"
  • "Supported by Contract no. J-LEAA-025-73 awarded to the Aerospace Corporation by the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, U.S. Department of Justice."
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-132)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abstract -- Figures -- Tables -- Preface -- Summary -- I. The nature and magnitude of arson -- II. Motives and typology of arsonists -- III. Arson and the criminal justice system -- IV. Statistical relation between arson and the arrest and conviction of arsonists -- V. Survey of needs in arson investigation -- VI. Technical methods in arson investigation -- VII. Conclusions and recommendations -- References -- Appendix A. Survey questionnaire -- Appendix B. Arson investigators participating in the survey -- Appendix C. Needs cited by other arson investigators -- Appendix D. Survey of flammable vapor detectors -- Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 132 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
graphs
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn776025381
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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