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Icove Ph.D. PE, David J.; De Haan, John D.; Haynes, Gerald A

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Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, Third Edition, describes and illustrates a new systematic approach for reconstructing fire scenes, applying the principles of fire protection engineering along with those of forensic science and behavioral science.

Modern fire investigation topics are covered, including comprehensive documentation, hypothesis testing, and defensible reconstruction of the events leading up to the fire and its final results. Delving deep into forensic fire engineering, Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction covers engineering calculations, fire modeling and also features several exhaustive case studies which leverage the current technology that is explained in depth throughout the text. Several specialized topic areas are also covered, including use of the drone aircraft, forensic and panoramic photography, computer modeling as well as an advanced discussion of tenability. Using historical fire cases and realistic case examples, the authors examine the newest lessons learned and insight into the ignition, growth, development, and outcome of those fires. All documentation in the case examples follows or exceeds the methodology set forth by the NFPA in NFPA 921—Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and its companion standard NFPA 1033—Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator, 2009 Edition, and Kirk’s Fire Investigation ,Seventh Edition.

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"David J. Icove, Ph.D.. P.E.." An internationally recognized forensic fire engineering expert with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Icove is coauthor of "Combating Arson-for-Profit," the leading textbook on the crime of economic arson. He also serves as a principal member of the "NFPA 921 Technical Committee on Fire Investigations." A career law enforcement officer, Dr. Icove has experience as a criminal investigator on the federal, state, and local levels.

He presently serves as an Inspector in the Criminal Investigations Division of the U.S. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Police, Knoxville, Tennessee, and is presently assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). In addition to conducting major case investigations, Dr. Icove oversees the development of advanced fire investigation training and technology programs in cooperation with various agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Fire Administration.

Before transferring to the US. TVA Police, he served 9 years as a program manager in the elite behavioral science and criminal profiling units at the FBI, Quantico, Virginia. At the FBI, he implemented and became the first supervisor of the Arson and Bombing Investigative Support (ABIS) Program, staffed by FBI and ATF criminal profilers. Prior to his work at the FBI, Dr. Icove served as a criminal investigator at arson bureaus of the Knoxville Police Department, the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office, and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office.

His expertise in forensic fire scene reconstruction is based on a blend of onscene experience, conduction of fire tests and experiments, and participation inprison interviews of convicted arsonists and bombers. He has testified as an expert witness in civil and criminal trials, as well as before U.S. Congressional Committees seeking guidance on key arson investigation and legislative initiatives.

Dr. Icove holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from The University of Tennessee. He also holds a B.S. degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland-College Park. He is presently Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee and Virginia.

"John D. DeHaan, Ph.D., FABC, CFI, FSSDip" An internationally recognized forensic science expert, Dr. DeHaan is the author of Kirk's Fire Investigation, the leading textbook in the field of fire and arson investigation. He is also a former principal member of the NFPA 921 Technical Committee on Fire Investigations.

Dr. DeHaan has been a criminalist for 33 years and has gained considerable expertise in fire and explosion evidence as well as human hair, shoe print, and instrumental analysis and crime scene reconstruction. He has been employed as a criminalist by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the California Department of Justice.

His research into forensic fire scene reconstruction is based on first-hand fire experiments on fire behavior involving over 500 observed full-scale structure, and 100 vehicle fires under controlled conditions, as well as laboratory-scale studies. Dr. DeHaan has testified as an expert witness in civil and criminaltrials across the United States and' overseas.

Dr. DeHaan graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle in 1969 with a B.S. degree in Physics and a minor in Criminalistics. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Pure and Applied Chemistry (Forensic Science) by Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1995. Dr. DeHaan is a Fellow, American Board of Criminalistics (Fire Debris), and holds Diplomas in Fire Investigation from the Forensic Science Society and the Institution of Fire Engineers and a Certified Fire Investigator certification from the International Association of Arson Investigators.

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