Arson cases can be difficult to investigate and prosecute. An arson conviction requires a thorough investigation of the fire scene, meticulous scene documentation and evidence collection, follow-up on all interviews/leads, and a strong courtroom presentation. Discover four factors that can contribute to winning an arson conviction.
Upon arrival to a fire scene, a fire investigator must immediately assess the situation and begin a systematic and deliberate investigation – particularly if there is a possibility that the fire was intentional. If an arson case is to have any chance of being successfully prosecuted down the road, every “i” must be dotted and every “t” crossed during the investigation. When arson is suspected, the investigator is ultimately responsible for identifying and collecting evidence to support proof of incendiarism, proof of opportunity, proof of motive and connecting the evidence.
L-Tron will attend the President’s Reception and NYSIAAI Seminar (New York State Fire Investigators Association) at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY on November 6, 2019. The reception, awards ceremony, and cocktail hour, which is scheduled take place at 4:30 pm, is part of a three-day arson conference for fire investigators
A firefighter plays many roles throughout his career. What is the role the firefighter plays at an arson investigation? Lou Giancursio reflects on some of his past arson cases and the many hats he wore at the Rochester Fire Department. My dad, retired Firefighter Louis Giancursio, was first hired in the late 1970’s. …