Preface

Dr Peter Rhys Lewis and Colin Gagg, petelewisr@gmail.com, c.r.gagg@open.ac.uk

Forensic methods have improved dramatically in recent times, increasing the chances of catching criminals, resolving disputes and enhancing product quality. It is common knowledge that forensic science has enabled many old, cold cases to be solved, especially unsolved murders committed years ago, provided the evidence was preserved at the time for modern analysis. But there has been similar, although less well known, progress in forensic engineering, the subject that deals with accidents, disasters and product failure of all kinds. Modern techniques have shed much light on the Tay and Dee bridge disasters, for example; disasters from a different era of technology ...

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