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The mission of The Arson Research Project is to identify cases where arson convictions have been based on unreliable evidence and to educate and inform the criminal justice and fire investigation communities.

Paul Bieber is the founder and director of the Arson Research Project and an experienced criminal and forensic investigator.  As a certified fire and explosion investigator, he consults with innocence projects, public defender offices, and other defense advocates on cases involving arson and fire investigation.  He speaks nationally with a focus on the reliability of forensic methodologies, the influence of cognitive bias and the application of the scientific method in fire investigation.  

Paul is available for case review and training presentations for attorneys, investigators and the wider criminal justice and fire investigation communities.

The Arson Research Project
P.O. Box 4214
San Jose, CA  95150-4214

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