Compose a 1250 words assignment on incendiary fire analysis and investigation in a post-9/11 world. Needs to be plagiarism free! Insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, and anti-terrorist organizations all need competent investigators to help apprehend the person responsible for these crimes in a world that has become more dangerous since September 11th, 2001.
But, how dangerous is our world? According to Brian Forst (2010) for the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), 11,000 terrorist attacks occurred worldwide in 2009 resulting in 58,000 victims, including 15,000 fatalities. Shootings, fire bombings, suicide bombings, corporate sabotage, malware in automated computer systems, sniper attacks, envelopes with harmful biological contents, all contribute to a world increasingly dominated by fear. Incidents such as the anthrax-tainted letter attacks of 2001, the Mailbox Pipe Bomber of 2002, the Earth Liberation Front’s torching of homes in 2008, as well as almost daily small-scale incidents create a situation where evidence becomes crucial to apprehend these rogue perpetrators. Fire investigation and analysis has become an important aspect of our Post-9/11 world because safety is becoming more and more difficult to ensure.
Our investigators have a difficult job ahead of them. Fire science investigation is tricky because the fire often destroys key evidence. automobile tire impressions, footprints, flammable items laid out in an unusual manner, blast patterns, shattered windows, and placement of debris are all important clues for the investigator.
Electrical circuits in buildings, faulty fuel lines in vehicles, and spontaneous combustion that occurs where organic material is stored are just a few of the accidental causes of fires. Arson is also the number one reason for fires in the United States and the second-leading cause of residential fires and residential fire deaths. Since 2001 terrorism has been climbing the list of possible reasons for the investigation.