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Book reivew: Introduction to Forensic Engineering

  1. Jan 27, 2012 #1
    ISBN-10: 0849381029
    ISBN-13: 978-0849381027
    Publication Date: November 30, 1992

    Forensic engineering can be defined as the use of engineering principles to answer questions of fact that may have legal ramifications.
    This book dips a toe into that pool, by covering the very basics behind forensic engineering.
    The book covers automobile accidents, fires and explosions (accidental, and arson), storm (hail, lightning), and a few more topics.
    This is a very brief and outdated introduction- it talks about emerging technologies such as anti-lock break systems. However, it is still a decent place to start. The most valuable tool is probably the references cited, which will be useful for anyone interested in further investigation.
    Another chapter worth reading is the one on how to deliver testimony, and collect evidence. Forensics isn't just about finding out what went wrong, but finding it out in a way that can be used in a legal capacity!
     
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