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Water-Related Death Investigation

Practical Methods and Forensic Applications, 1st Edition

By Kevin L. Erskine, Erica J. Armstrong

CRC Press

388 pages

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Description

All too often, police called to the scene of a water-related death may consider it an accidental drowning before they even arrive. But the investigation of these types of deaths requires the same careful and thorough documentation as in other potentially non-natural deaths and these efforts must be carried through all stages of investigation. Water

Table of Contents

Introduction. Investigative Duties on Scene. On-Scene Body Assessment. Case Investigation: Obtaining Decedent, Witness, Suspect, and First Responder Information. Pretrial Preparation for the Field Investigator. Medicolegal Investigation of Deaths: Initial Processing. The Medicolegal Autopsy.Asphyxia. The Forensic Pathological Aspects of Deaths Due to Drowning and Bodies Recovered from Fluid Environments. The Forensic Toxicological Aspects of Deaths Due to Drowning and Bodies Recovered from Fluid Environments. Water-Related Deaths by Manner. Appendix A. Appendix B: Body Drop Rate Chart. Appendix C: Body Recovery Checklist and Automobile. Appendix D: Sample Autopsy Report. Appendix E: You Make the Call. Index.

About the Authors

Erica J. Armstrong, MD, is a Forensic Pathologist for the Office of the Cuyahoga County Coroner in Cleveland, Ohio. Kevin L. Erskine is a Master Criminal Investigator for the Cleveland Lakefront State Park Police.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
MED067000
MEDICAL / Pathology