Forensic Investigation of Explosions
Additionally, the blast created by military grade explosive is highly powerful and would mean that the maximum possible distance was achieved and would therefore allow the recorded distances and pattern spread to be a guideline for forensic recovery of associated with an explosive amount of an unknown size and quality. A total station was employed to record the location of the resulting forensic evidence, with the collected data analysed using R Studio.
The observed patterns suggested that the distribution of remains is fairly consistent in trials under similar environmental conditions.
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Explosives Analysis: How It’s Done
By thoroughly documenting the condition of the scene, including any structural damage and injuries or fatalities, investigators can slowly piece together what occurred. Fragments of an exploded device will often be left intact, including switches, wiring, timers and circuit boards.
If the timer was made from a unique type of watch, for instance, that information could help narrow the search for who created the device or where it may have come from. After an explosion, residue from the explosive that was used will be left behind. To identify the type of explosive used, investigators may use an ion mobility spectrometer IMS , a handheld chemical detection device, to identify residues that may be present around the blast site.
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For large-scale incidents, the area of investigation may be expansive. The bombing of the Pan Am Flight over Lockerbie, Scotland in created the largest crime scene in the world. It stretched for more than 1, square miles. By painstakingly piecing together the wreckage that was found in this area, investigators identified trace amounts of explosives that helped confirm the incident was indeed caused by a terrorist attack.
Two hundred seventy people died that day— on the plane and 11 residents of Lockerbie. Investigators will also interview witnesses and victims to gather crucial details.