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Black and Smokeless Powders: Technologies for Finding Bombs & the Bomb Makers

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Some 600 pipe bomb explosions have occurred annually in the United States during the past several years. How can technology help protect the public from these homemade devices? This book, a response to a Congressional mandate, focuses on ways to improve public safety by preventing bombings involving smokeless or black powders and apprehending the makers of the explosive devices. It examines technologies used for detection of explosive devices before they explode - including the possible addition of marking agents to the powders - and technologies used in criminal investigations for identification of these powders - including the possible addition of taggants to the powders - in the context of current technical capabilities. The book offers general conclusions and recommendations about the detection of devices containing smokeless and black powders and the feasibility of identifying makers of the devices from recovered powder or residue. It also makes specific recommendations about marking and tagging technologies. This volume follows the work reported in "Containing the Threat from Illegal Bombings" (NRC 1998), which studied similar issues for bombings that utilize high explosives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780309062466
Author:
National Research Council
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Author:
National Research Council
Author:
Committee on Smokeless and Black Powder
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Technological innovations
Subject:
Industrial Health & Safety
Subject:
Forensic Science
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Chemistry - Technical & Industrial
Subject:
Bombings
Subject:
Gunpowder
Subject:
Powders
Subject:
Explosives
Subject:
Bomb reconnaissance
Subject:
Gunpowder, Smokeless.
Subject:
Bomb reconnaissance -- Technological innovations.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Explosives -- Analysis.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 97-99.
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
9.00x6.01x.46 in. .64 lbs.

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