1st Edition

Handbook for Death Scene Investigators


Jay Dix

ISBN 9780849302985
Published March 26, 1999 by CRC Press
152 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

Handbook for Death Scene Investigators provides concise information in a handy, pocket-sized (3 1/2" x 6") format - perfect for on-the-scene reference.
Details about sudden natural deaths by disease and accidents are emphasized in this guidebook, complemented with practical information on:

  • reviewing a medical chart
  • collecting evidence
  • obtaining a medical history
  • interacting with other law enforcement personnel, witnesses, and relatives
    Anyone responsible for investigating natural deaths - from police investigators to medical examiners - can go direct to the information they need at a moment's notice with the Handbook for Death Scene Investigators

  • Table of Contents

    Guidelines for the Investigator
    Signs of Sudden Death and Disease at the Scene
    Obtaining Medical History
    Traumatic Deaths
    Time of Death and Decomposition
    Decedent Identification
    Scene Evidence Collection
    Signs of CPR and Treatment
    The Autopsy
    Other Experts
    Cause, Manner, and Mechanism
    Medical Terminology
    Prescription Medications

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