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Handbook for Death Scene Investigators

1st Edition

By Jay Dix

CRC Press

152 pages

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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



    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    LAW / Forensic Science