Analysis and Interpretation of Fire Scene Evidence bills itself as “essentiall for forensic scientists, insurance investigators, fire departments, and other specialists involved in the investigation of fire scenes. It also benefits attorneys and judges involved in arson cases.” That may be true of some parts of this book, but it is definitely a mixed bag. When assembling a cast of distinguished authors to put together a volume like this, a light touch by the editors is frequently all that is required, but in this case, the editors' touch seems to be entirely weightless. The title is misleading, as there is very little actual guidance of “interpretation” in the book.
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