Crime and Science Radio: Burning Down the House: An Interview with Fire Investigator John Lentini, Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m. PDT
John Lentini will educate us about scientific fire investigation, what can be learned from examining the scene of a fire, and why improved training and scientific approaches to fire investigation are so important.
John Lentini, author of Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, is one of the leading fire investigators in the U.S. He is the president and chief investigator of Scientific Fire Analysis, LCC. He is a certified by both the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). and is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Criminalistics, with a specialty in Fire Debris Analysis. He was a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2009 President’s Panel on Scientific Integrity. He has authored over 3000 technical reports and testified in over 200 cases since 1975. He has testified for both Plaintiffs and Defendants, and as a neutral court-hired expert. He has appeared on Frontline, 20/20 and other television programs.
Scientific Fire Analysis: http://www.firescientist.com
ABC News: Fire Expert: How I Nearly Sent An Innocent Man to the Electric Chair:
Lime Street Fire: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lime_Street_fire
International Association of Arson Investigators: http://firearson.com/home
National Institute of Justice: A Guide for Investigating Fire and Arson: http://www.nij.gov/topics/law-enforcement/investigations/crime-scene/guides/fire-arson/Pages/welcome.aspx
Fire Investigation: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_investigation
InterFIRE: The Anatomy of an Arson Case: http://www.interfire.org/res_file/arsnanat.asp