262 pages | 46 Color Illus.
Introducing the basic concepts of clinical forensic medicine and death investigation, this bookcovers the main areas of forensic investigation . It provides an introduction to forensic science and coverage of injury patterns, natural disease, accidental trauma, child injury and fatalities, and domestic violence. Anyone who has direct contact with death, crime, and the medicolegal system, including nurses, physicians, attorneys, death investigators, forensic pathologists, and police detectives, will find this an invaluable reference.
"On the whole, I enjoyed working my way through this book… Despite this book being fairly suitable for anyone working with or alongside medical Forensic evidence (including students who will be working in these fields), I would specifically recommend this book for professional practitioners, purely down to the amount of technical detail and cross referencing to (American) working processes."
Greg Satchell, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Introduction to Forensic Investigation. Forensic Investigative System. Cause, Mechanism, and Manner of Death. Forensic Pathology: Scene Investigation and Autopsy. Postmortem Changes. Death Scene Investigation. Forensic Anthropology. Forensic Legal Issues and Expert Witness Testimony. Injury Recognition. Blunt, Sharp, and Patterned Injuries. Forensic Odontology. Craniocerebral Injury. Motor Vehicle Accidents. Firearms Identification. Gunshot Wounds. Sudden, Natural, and Accidental Deaths. Organ Donation. Asphyxial Deaths. Thermal Deaths. Electrical Deaths. Toxicology. Alcohol Deaths. Workplace Deaths. Child Fatalities and Domestic Homicides. Domestic Violence. Sexual Assault. Child Abuse and Infanticide. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Elder Abuse.