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Emerging Technology in Criminal Justice

Explosive Detection and Remediation

Currently available approaches for the detection and remediation of explosives involve diagnostics,containment/disruption (including robotically retrieving and disarming devices), and simulation/training. Smoke, Fire, Sky, Danger, Emergency, Blaze, Explosion

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Explosive Detection and Remediation

  1. Introduction
    1. United States Government Accountability Office. (2010). Technology assessment: Explosives detection technologies to protect passenger rail (Rep. No. GAO-10-898). Retrieved from
  2. Resources
    1. Trace portable explosives detection. (2015). LC-GC Europe, 48.
    2. Paterniti, M. (2014). The dogs of war. National Geographic, 225(6), 26-53.
    3. Dean, J. (2013). Sniff test. Popular Science, 282(6), 72-82.
    4. Walt, D. R., Stitzel, S. E., & Aernecke, M. J. (2012). Artificial Noses. American Scientist, 100(1), 38-45.
    5. Scanner discerns threatening liquids [Video file]. (2010, October 21). Retrieved from

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