Thurman Book on Bombing Investigation Published in Chinese
Tom Thurman’s book, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation, 2nd Ed, 2001, has been translated into Chinese and published for use in bomb investigation courses.
Thurman, a recently retired professor of the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicince Sciences, and recipient of the College of Justice and Safety’s 2015 Distinguished Faculty Member Award for the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management, has worked in the explosives field for over 30 years.
As a supervisory special agent for the FBI, he has traveled extensively throughout the world to collect evidence and conduct bombing scene investigations – including the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon, Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.
Thurman continues to lecture and provide training into the methods of bomb scene investigation, terrorism crime investigation and explosives avoidance.
He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, the National Association of Fire Investigators, and the International Society of Explosive Engineers.
As a member of various national planning panels, he participated in the preparation of two best practice guides published by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Additionally, he is the chair of the Training and Education Sub-Committee for the Technical Working Group for Fire and Explosions under the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida.
Thurman received his master’s degree in Forensic Science from George Washington University and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a Teaching Certificate from Eastern Kentucky University.
Published on November 30, 2015