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Death Investigation: The Basics

Death Investigation: The Basics

by Brad Randall, Kristen L. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 1883620244

ISBN-13: 9781883620240

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Galen Press, Limited

Death Investigation: the Basics is a hands-on manual to help new death investigators begin their first day on the job. Written by a fifteen-year-veteran of death investigation, it details, step-by-step, the procedures used by coroners and medical examiners. Includes flow charts, illustrations, and sample forms. Up to date information on the diagnosis of

Overview

Death Investigation: the Basics is a hands-on manual to help new death investigators begin their first day on the job. Written by a fifteen-year-veteran of death investigation, it details, step-by-step, the procedures used by coroners and medical examiners. Includes flow charts, illustrations, and sample forms. Up to date information on the diagnosis of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and detailed procedures for the investigation of infant deaths are included.

Explains:

  • How to identify a decomposed body
  • How to establish a time of death
  • How to conduct a scene investigation
  • Which cases require an autopsy
  • How to determine the range of fire on a shotgun
  • When to call a forensic pathologist
  • How to diagnose Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • How to fill out a death certificate
  • The difference between cause and manner of death

Learn how to track down vital evidence, identify basic gun-shot wounds, determine the cause of death, and much more. The book emphasizes the teamwork required for a successful death investigation and explains the roles of professionals involved, including coroners, medical examiners, physicians, emergency medical and law enforcement personnel, forensic specialists, nurses, funeral directors, the press, and legal experts. Real-life scenarios illustrate the situations death investigators encounter every day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883620240
Publisher:
Galen Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
167
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.37(d)

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