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The Resource Review of the scientific approaches used during the FBI's investigation of the 2001 anthrax letters, Committee on Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigation of the 2001 Bacillus anthracis Mailings ; Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Academies

Review of the scientific approaches used during the FBI's investigation of the 2001 anthrax letters, Committee on Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigation of the 2001 Bacillus anthracis Mailings ; Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Academies

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Review of the scientific approaches used during the FBI's investigation of the 2001 anthrax letters
Title
Review of the scientific approaches used during the FBI's investigation of the 2001 anthrax letters
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigation of the 2001 Bacillus anthracis Mailings ; Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Language
eng
Summary
Less than a month after the September 11, 2001 attacks, letters containing spores of anthrax bacteria (Bacillus anthracis, or B. anthracis) were sent through the U.S. mail. Between October 4 and November 20, 2001, 22 individuals developed anthrax; 5 of the cases were fatal. During its investigation of the anthrax mailings, the FBI worked with other federal agencies to coordinate and conduct scientific analyses of the anthrax letter spore powders, environmental samples, clinical samples, and samples collected from laboratories that might have been the source of the letter-associated spores. The agency relied on external experts, including some who had developed tests to differentiate among strains of B. anthracis. In 2008, seven years into the investigation, the FBI asked the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct an independent review of the scientific approaches used during the investigation of the 2001 B. anthracis mailings. Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigation of the Anthrax Letters evaluates the scientific foundation for the techniques used by the FBI to determine whether these techniques met appropriate standards for scientific reliability and for use in forensic validation, and whether the FBI reached appropriate scientific conclusions from its use of these techniques. This report reviews and assesses scientific evidence considered in connection with the 2001 Bacillus anthracis mailings
Cataloging source
NLM
Dewey number
363.250973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.N3837 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WC 305
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  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • United States
  • Anthrax
  • Bioterrorism
  • United States
  • Anthrax
  • Bioterrorism
  • Bacillus anthracis
  • History, 21st Century
  • United States
  • United States
  • LAW
  • Anthrax
  • Bioterrorism
  • United States
Label
Review of the scientific approaches used during the FBI's investigation of the 2001 anthrax letters, Committee on Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigation of the 2001 Bacillus anthracis Mailings ; Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Academies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix A:
  • Radiocarbon Dating
  • Appendix B:
  • The Forensics Potential of Stable Isotope Analysis
  • Appendix C:
  • Committee Evaluation of Statistical Analysis Report
  • Appendix D:
  • Biographical Information of Committee and Staff
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • Biology and History of Bacillus anthracis
  • Scientific Investigation in a Law Enforcement Case and Description and Timeline of the FBI Scientific Investigation
  • Physical and Chemical Analyses
  • Microbiological and Genetic Analyses of Material in the Letters
  • Comparison of the Material in the Letters with Samples in the FBI Repository
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Documents Provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Control code
743004667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xxii, 209 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309187190
Lccn
2011927648
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)743004667
Label
Review of the scientific approaches used during the FBI's investigation of the 2001 anthrax letters, Committee on Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigation of the 2001 Bacillus anthracis Mailings ; Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix A:
  • Radiocarbon Dating
  • Appendix B:
  • The Forensics Potential of Stable Isotope Analysis
  • Appendix C:
  • Committee Evaluation of Statistical Analysis Report
  • Appendix D:
  • Biographical Information of Committee and Staff
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • Biology and History of Bacillus anthracis
  • Scientific Investigation in a Law Enforcement Case and Description and Timeline of the FBI Scientific Investigation
  • Physical and Chemical Analyses
  • Microbiological and Genetic Analyses of Material in the Letters
  • Comparison of the Material in the Letters with Samples in the FBI Repository
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Documents Provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Control code
743004667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xxii, 209 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309187190
Lccn
2011927648
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)743004667

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