Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation
This book provides information regarding bodies found in aquatic environments, including bathtubs, buckets, sinks, pools, toilets, ponds, creeks, rivers, lakes, oceans, and wells. Besides homicides, the book includes accidents and fatalities from scuba diving, submerged vehicles and planes, boats, cold water immersion, ice covered water, falls from bridges, and water births. Topics include the assumption of an accident, what should cause suspicion in a drowning, negligence and abuse, securing a scene, profiling a scene, and interviewing a witness.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The Assumption of Accident. What Should Cause Suspicion in a Drowning? Negligence and Abuse. Securing a Scene. Profiling a Scene. Witness Interviewing. Dealing with the Family. Vehicles and Water. Hiding Evidence in Water. Locating a Body in Water. Drowning and Immersion Pathology. Postmortem Physiology. Diagnostic Tests for Drowning. Pediatric Drowning and Homicide. Aquatica Eroticum and Aquatic Sexual Sadism. Handling Underwater Evidence. DNA Evidence and Identifying the Decedent. Scuba Accidents, Fatalities, and Homicides. On-site Safety. Critical Stress. Drowning of the Elderly. Dive Team Capabilities.