Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Introduction

Success Story: Identifying Ignitable Liquids in Fire Debris and Providing Error Rates for Purposes of Testifying

Success Story: Identifying Ignitable Liquids in Fire Debris and Providing Error Rates for Purposes of Testifying

NIJ and University of Central Florida

Report Date

November 2016

Impact

“This technique provides an alternative objective method for classifying ignitable liquid residues, which is one of the only viable options for helping to progress fire debris analysis beyond a subjective comparison technique.” - Glen P. Jackson, Ph.D., Forensic and Investigative Science & C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University