Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation

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Charles C Thomas Publisher, 2006 - Law - 1325 pages
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MEDICOLEGAL INVESTIGATION OF DEATH, known as the "bible" of forensic pathology, is now in its thirty-third year of publication. This book has been completely rewritten, updated, expanded and improved. It embraces all aspects of the pathology of trauma as it is witnessed daily by law enforcement officers, interpreted by pathologists of varying experience and expertise in forensic pathology, and used by lawyers involved in the prosecution and defense in criminal cases as well as those engaged in civil litigation. This authoritative and complete textbook is written by some of the most respected experts in the United States. The table of contents reads as follows: History of Forensic Pathology and Related Laboratory Sciences; Crime Scene; Time of Death and Changes After Death; Identification of Human Remains; Anthropology; Forensic Odontology; Sudden and Unexpected Death from Natural Causes in Adults; Investigation of Deaths in Childhood; Trauma and Disease; Blunt Force Injury; Sharp Force Injury; Injury by Gunfire; Thermal Injuries; Asphyxia; Investigation of Bodies in Water; Electrical and Lightning Injuries; The Road Traffic Victim; Medicolegal Investigation of Mass Disasters; Trauma of the Nervous System; Microscopic Forensic Pathology; Forensic Aspect of Radiology; Investigation of Deaths from Drug Abuse; Forensic Aspects of Alcohol; The Medicolegal Autopsy Report; and Selected Procedures at Autopsy. Multiple new chapters on trace evidence, the crime scene, exhumation, forensic anthropology, radiology, DNA and photography by nationally and internationally renowned experts have been added to make this revised edition an all-encompassing state-of-the-art text for anyone interested in studying mechanisms of injuries and the wider spectrum of the forensic sciences. With over 1,400 photographic illustrations and diagrams in this clear and comprehensive text, this atlas leaves little to the imagination. The continued use of simple, non-technical terminology makes this book a truly unique treatise and source of information. 

 

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Contents

Chapter X BLUNT FORCE INJURY
460
Chapter XI SHARP FORCE INJURY
532
Chapter XII INJURY BY GUNFIRE
607
Part 2 SHOTGUN WOUNDS
706
Chapter XIII THERMAL INJURIES
747
Chapter XIV ASPHYXIA
783
Chapter XV INVESTIGATION OF BODIES IN WATER
846
Chapter XVI ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTNING INJURIES
882

Chapter IV IDENTIFICATION OF HUMAN REMAINS
184
Part 2 DNA
226
Chapter V FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY
240
Chapter VI FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY
255
Part 2 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN DENTAL IDENTIFICATION AND BITE MARKS
282
Part 3 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES
287
Part 4 THE USE OF DIGITAL ANALYSIS IN BITE MARK IDENTIFICATION
292
Chapter VII SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED DEATH FROM NATURAL CAUSES IN ADULTS
301
Chapter VIII INVESTIGATION OF DEATHS IN CHILDHOOD
343
Part 2 THE ABUSED CHILD AND ADOLESCENT
357
Part 3 THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF CHILD ABUSE
417
Chapter IX TRAUMA AND DISEASE
436
Chapter XVII ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIM
903
Chapter XVIII MEDICOLEGAL INVESTIGATION OF MASS DISASTERS
966
Chapter XIX TRAUMA OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM1
994
Part 2 BOXING INJURIES
1078
Chapter XX MICROSCOPIC FORENSIC PATHOLOGY
1092
Chapter XXI FORENSIC ASPECTS OF RADIOLOGY
1135
Chapter XXII INVESTIGATION OF DEATHS FROM DRUG ABUSE
1166
Chapter XXIII FORENSIC ASPECTS OF ALCOHOL
1218
Chapter XXV SELECTED PROCEDURES AT AUTOPSY
1243
INDEX
1275
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