Presents methods and procedures used to effectively locate and collect evidence at the site of an explosion. It uses case studies to promote an organized, methodical approach to investigation. It addresses safety issues such as military ordinance identification procedures and indicators of biological, chemical, and radiological material use. It provides full-color photographic documentation of bomb scenes, explosives, military ordnance, and bomb components. The book also uses examples of chain of custody and scene administration forms, diagrams and tables, methods of equipment decontamination, explosives residue collection procedures and spread sheets on characteristics of explosive products.
Content includes: Introduction 1. Explosion theory and dynamics -- 2. Identification and recognition of commercial and military explosives -- 3. Improvised explosive device components : pre- and post-blast identification -- 4. The investigation of the explosion scene and collection of evidence -- 5. The bomb scene investigator and weapons of mass destruction -- 6. An introduction into the identification of military ordnance -- 7. Capabilities of the forensic laboratory-- reading the bombers' signature.