A Levels 1 and 2 Reference, Training and Investigation Manual (3rd Ed.)

Author: Rivers, R.W.

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398086672

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

View: 2870

This expanded and updated third edition continues to be an essential reference volume in regards to the principles and techniques of traffic crash investigation. One of the most important phases of any investigation into a traffic crash is that which is conducted at the scene. The traffic crash investigator must be aware of his or her responsibilities and know how to properly fulfill them from the time of being advised of a crash to the time the report is completed based on the on-scene investigation. This manual sets out in detail the requisites for a properly conducted crash investigation by delineating the types of evidence to look for and how to recognize, interpret, gather, and record evidence such as skid marks, yaw marks, roadway and vehicle marks and damages, and environmental, human, and mechanical factors. Only by understanding the principles presented in the text will the objectives of a traffic crash investigation be met: what happened, where the crash occurred, why the crash occurred, and who was involved. The manual covers in both written and illustrative form those situations that confront the investigator conducting a technical crash investigation. An important introduction to scientific speed analysis based on thorough at-scene investigation is provided. Mathematical equations and examples are completed in both the United States or Imperial and metric (S.I.) measurement systems. The book is generously illustrated and substantial appendices provide helpful mathematical tables. This invaluable resource will meet the needs of law enforcement officers, insurance adjusters and investigators, private investigators, lawyers, judges, legal investigators, and instructors and students involved in cadet or advanced traffic crash investigation programs. This new edition will be appreciated by all those charged with the responsibility for investigating traffic crashes, interpreting data, and presenting evidence based on sound analysis.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Basic Physics

Notes for Traffic Crash Investigators and Reconstructionists : an Introduction for Some, a Review for Others

Author: Robert W. Rivers

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398074828

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 124

View: 3180

The purpose of this book is to bring to the student an understanding of the basic physics involved not only in traffic crash investigation and reconstruction but also in crimes or other incidents where the movement of objects or persons is involved. The range of topics included are those considered to be fundamental and which best serve the purposes of illustrating the methods and procedures vital as an introduction to physics. Essentials of the subject as related to vehicle motion are stressed. The mathematics used is kept simple and in straightforward, easy-to-understand language. Comments and examples and a very comprehensive list of terms and definitions, supported by many illustrations and diagrams, are provided to give the reader a unified view of basic physics. All materials are prepared in both the English (U.S.) and metric (S.I.) systems. The text is intended to serve a need for investigators who possess a good knowledge and understanding of elementary algebra and trigonometry, and who have successfully completed at least an at-scene traffic crash investigation course and wish to further their knowledge towards competency in advanced traffic crash investigation and reconstruction.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Technical Traffic Crash Investigators' Handbook

(level 3) : a Technical Reference, Training, Investigation and Reconstruction Manual

Author: R. W. Rivers,Robert W. Rivers

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398079080

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 473

View: 5392

Rev. ed. of: Technical traffic accident investigators' handbook.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Bicycle Accident Reconstruction for the Forensic Engineer

Author: James M. Green

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553690648

Category: Law

Page: 409

View: 7942

Bicycle Accident Reconstruction for the Forensic Engineer describes the methodology for reconstructing bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Of particular interest is analysis of light, signation and conspicuity on the reconstruction of all types of accidents.
Posted in Law

The traffic-accident investigation manual

at-scene investigation and technical follow-up

Author: James Stannard Baker,Lynn B. Fricke,Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Traffic Institute

Publisher: Northwestern Univ Center for public


Category: Transportation

Page: 420

View: 4458

Posted in Transportation

Accident Investigation Training Manual

Author: Arnold Wheat

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781401869397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 7385

This training manual is part of an innovative training program, developed in conjunction with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI). It provides critical information necessary for the advanced training of safety managers and truck drivers alike. Accident investigation training is provided through a seminar-based approach that addresses proper accident reporting and documentation procedures, as well as post-accident alcohol and controlled substance tests. The clearly demonstrated instruction allows learners to retain important concepts, while helping ensure that drivers and managers are in compliance with local, state, and national regulations. Coverage includes essential information to keep carrier insurance costs at a minimum. This training manual is part of an innovative training program, developed in conjunction with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI). It provides critical information necessary for the advanced training of safety managers and truck drivers alike. Accident investigation training is provided through a seminar-based approach that addresses proper accident reporting and documentation procedures, as well as post-accident alcohol and controlled substance tests. The clearly demonstrated instruction allows learners to retain important concepts, while helping ensure that drivers and managers are in compliance with local, state, and national regulations. Coverage includes essential information to keep carrier insurance costs at a minimum.
Posted in Business & Economics

Evidence in Traffic Crash Investigation and Reconstruction

Identification, Interpretation and Analysis of Evidence, and the Traffic Crash Investigation and Reconstruction Process

Author: Robert W. Rivers

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398076448

Category: Law

Page: 295

View: 1047

EVIDENCE IN TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATION AND RECONSTRUCTION begins with a detailed description of the entire investigation process. The material then graduates into the various phases and levels of investigations, showing the levels of training and education normally associated with the levels of investigations and consequently the duties and responsibilities of the investigator and reconstructionist. Using narrative, schematics, and photographs, the mechanical inspection process is described in detail by identifying various vehicle parts, explanations of their functions, and methods of identifying failures. Human-related factors in traffic crash investigations are discussed at length, including the traffic crash viewed as a systems failure. Looming vulnerability, a recently developed theoretical construct that helps to describe and understand social, cognitive, organizational, and psychological mechanism, is described. Discussed also is the role of vision in driver performance; perception as a four-way process; perceptions and reactions; driver's reaction to stress; and the roles of pathologists, medical examiners, and coroners in traffic crash reconstruction. Who is an expert and expert evidence are described in detail. Errors that can occur in the investigation process and the tolerances that should be considered or allowed are explained. The manual also discusses the importance of calling upon the skills and advice of occupational specialists, such as reconstructionists, lawyers, traffic engineers, pathologists, medical examiners and others, to assist in the investigation and reconstruction of a crash that will ensure that the objectives of a thorough and complete investigation will be satisfied. Considerable effort has been made in the manual to explain how to identify, interpret and analyze all forms of highway marks and damages that can be used in the reconstruction of a vehicle-related crash. As a guide for investigators, prosecutors and defense attorneys, checkboxes are provided with many of the major topics that can be used as prompters in evaluating the thoroughness of an investigation or for those areas that might or might not need additional coverage at trial or litigation proceedings. To meet international requirements, mathematical references are described in both English (U.S.) and SI (metric) measurement systems, accompanied by various appendices covering symbols and mathematical conversions. Finally, there is a comprehensive quick-find index that takes the reader directly to any topic, formulae, or subject matter - or any combination of these.
Posted in Law

Traffic Accident Investigators' Lamp Analysis Manual

Author: Rivers, R.W.,Hochgraf, Frederick G.

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398071349

Category: Social Science

Page: 86

View: 1527

This manual has been designed to help traffic accident investigators and reconstructionists meet the high standard of performance and expertise necessary to determine vehicle lamp status for “on” and “off” conditions at the time of a vehicle collision. Each chapter provides clear definitions of and statements about the topics it contains, with graduated commentary arranged so as to present a natural development and understanding of the chapter subject matter. A number of working hypotheses using examples and photographs are provided to assist the examining technician or analyst in the interpretation of items of evidence that might be presented. The text discusses examining the vehicle for exhibits, the precautions that must be taken in collecting and preserving evidence, lamp identif-ication and analysis, hot and cold shock analysis, packaging and transferring exhibits to the forensic science laboratory, and the mistakes that are inherent in investigations and how to avoid them. In addition, the application of physics and vehicle behavior in relation to lamp damages is thoroughly discussed. The book has been written in a clear and concise style that is further enhanced by the liberal use of illustrations. It has been designed not only for use as a handy reference manual but also to be of assistance as a training manual for use in police training schools that include lamp examination as part of their curriculum. In addition, the text will be useful and practical for investigators, forensic technicians, attorneys, insurance investigators, and judges.
Posted in Social Science


(2nd Ed.)

Author: R.W. Rivers

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398083576

Category: Traffic accident investigation

Page: 160

View: 8341

This new second edition has been prepared to meet the everyday field requirements of traffic accident investigators and reconstructionists who have a responsibility to obtain and document measurements at traffic crash scenes as well as those who have the responsibility to prepare follow-up plans or scale drawings from such measurements. The manual explains in detail the various types of situations requiring measurements that can be encountered during the on-scene investigation. These are followed by a large variety of examples of how to take measurements and document them in an easily understood and appropriate manner. Examples are accompanied by solutions to problems and, in applicable circumstances, mathematical solutions are worked out in both the United States (Imperial) and metric (SI) measurement systems. The author conveys an authoritative understanding of triangulation, coordinate and grid measurements, angles, circles, curves, and includes horizontal and vertical measurements. The book is generously illustrated, and the appendices contain the United States to metric conversion tables, mathematical tables, and traffic accident investigation measurement record forms.
Posted in Traffic accident investigation

Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Methods

Author: R. Matthew Brach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780768034370

Category: Automobiles

Page: 418

View: 4455

Engineering and accident reconstruction consultants Brach and Brach present this text on the methods of vehicle accident reconstruction with the goal of raising the analytical level of accident reconstruction practice such that commonly known scientific, engineering, and mathematical methods become a more common part of the field.
Posted in Automobiles

Highway Accidents

Investigation, Reconstruction and Causation

Author: Bertan Morrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692601259


Page: N.A

View: 1359

This book describes an orderly and science-based process of highway accident investigation, reconstruction and causation, beginning with the collection and interpretation of physical evidence, through the qualitative and quantitative reconstruction, to the determination of accident causation, with the ultimate goal of guiding the development of countermeasures. This process has evolved from the author's extensive teaching, research and reconstruction experience involving thousands of highway accidents, as well as the shared expertise of dozens of qualified investigators and engineers. Serious consideration is given to the role of police and civilian investigators in the process. Procedures are provided for the identification, collection, documentation and interpretation of the physical evidence upon which the entire process is dependent. Guidance is also provided in the qualitative reconstruction of accidents, thus providing critical information for subsequent quantitative reconstruction and causal analysis.Quantitative accident reconstruction proceeds from final rest backward through post-impact, impact and pre-impact phases of an event. The derivation and description of the vehicle and impact dynamics necessary for this reconstruction for a variety of crash configurations, as well as many example cases, are presented and discussed. An Accident Causation Model is offered as an orderly method for identifying human, vehicular, and environmental failures that cause a given highway accident. Analysis of the "second impact" includes a discussion of the methodology for determining occupant kinematics and injury causation, as well as suggestions for injury mitigation.Although this book is primarily directed toward investigators, reconstructionists and causal analysts, some topics will be of interest to professionals from a wide variety of fields such as attorneys, insurance adjustors, judges, and vehicle and highway engineers.
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Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Guidelines for Investigation and Control

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 8913

"These guidelines have been written for public health practitioners, food and health inspectors, district and national medical officers, laboratory personnel and others who may undertake or participate in the investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks."--P. 4 of cover.
Posted in Business & Economics

Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles

Author: Eric Stauffer,Monica Bonfanti

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080477886

Category: Law

Page: 632

View: 5404

Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles provides unique and detailed insights into the investigations of one of the most common crime scenes in the world. In addition to a thorough treatment of auto theft, the book covers vehicles involved in other forms of crime—dealing extensively with the various procedures and dynamics of evidence as it might be left in any crime scene. An impressive collection of expert contributors covers a wide variety of subjects, including chapters on vehicle identification, examination of burned vehicles, vehicles recovered from under water, vehicles involved in terrorism, vehicle tracking, alarms, anti-theft systems, steering columns, and ignition locks. The book also covers such topics as victim and witness interviews, public and private auto theft investigations, detection of trace evidence and chemical traces, vehicle search techniques, analysis of automotive fluids, vehicle registration, document examination, and vehicle crime mapping. It is the ultimate reference guide for any auto theft investigator, crime scene technician, criminalist, police investigator, criminologist, or insurance adjuster. Extensively researched and exceptionally well-written by internationally-recognized experts in auto theft investigation and forensic science All the principles explained in the text are well-illustrated and demonstrated with more than 450 black and white and about 100 full-color illustrations, many directly from real cases Serves as both a valuable reference guide to the professional and an effective teaching tool for the forensic science student
Posted in Law

A Human Error Approach to Aviation Accident Analysis

The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System

Author: Professor Scott A Shappell,Professor Douglas A Wiegmann

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409463036

Category: Transportation

Page: 182

View: 8848

This comprehensive book provides the knowledge and tools required to conduct a human error analysis of accidents. Serving as an excellent reference guide for many safety professionals and investigators already in the field.
Posted in Transportation

FDA Investigations Operations Manual

Author: United States. Food and Drug Administration

Publisher: Government Inst

ISBN: 9780865879737

Category: Law

Page: 599

View: 3809

Available now to FDA-regulated organizations, this manual allows facility managers to look at their operation's regulatory compliance through the eyes of the government. Because this is the primary reference manual used by FDA personnel to conduct field investigation activities, you can feel confident you are preparing appropriate planning or action. This manual includes revised instructions regarding the release of information and covers FDA's policies and expectations on a comprehensive range of topics: FDA's authority to enter and inspect, inspection notification, detailed inspection procedures, recall monitoring, inspecting import procedures, computerized data requests, federal/state inspection relationships, discussions with management regarding privileged information, seizure and prosecution, HACCP, bioengineered food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, bioterrorism, and product disposition. The manual also includes a directory of Office of Regulatory Affairs offices and divisions.
Posted in Law

The Police Chief

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Police

Page: N.A

View: 7433

Posted in Police