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.
Lighting is one of the most crucial elements of forensic photography. In order to gain the proper exposure and a fair and accurate picture of a scene, it’s important to consider: current lighting, how your equipment may adapt, and what you can do to achieve optimal crime scene lighting. Discover more about HDR capabilities and crime scene lighting in this blog.
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