Forensic Pathology / Edition 2

Forensic Pathology / Edition 2

by Dominick DiMaio, Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 084930072X

ISBN-13: 9780849300721

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Medicolegal investigation of death is the most crucial and significant function of the medical examiner within the criminal justice system. The medical examiner is primarily concerned with violent, sudden, unex pected, and suspicious deaths and is responsible for determining the c ause and manner of death, identifying the deceased, determining the ap proximate time

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Medicolegal investigation of death is the most crucial and significant function of the medical examiner within the criminal justice system. The medical examiner is primarily concerned with violent, sudden, unex pected, and suspicious deaths and is responsible for determining the c ause and manner of death, identifying the deceased, determining the ap proximate time of death and injury, collecting evidence from the body, issuing the death certificate, and documenting these events through a n official autopsy report. The basis of the medicolegal investigation is forensic pathology. Written for both medical and investigative pro fessionals, Forensic Pathology, Second Edition presents an overview of medicolegal investigative systems. Completely updated, the book exami nes investigative techniques and procedures that lead to obtaining acc urate conclusions of death by homicide, accident, or suicide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849300721
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations Series, #27
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
717,629
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Medicolegal Investigative Systems
Time of Death
Deaths Due to Natural Disease
Wounds Due to Blunt Trauma
Blunt Trauma Injuries of the Trunk and Extremities
Trauma to the Skull and Brain: Craniocerebral Injuries
Wounds Due to Pointed and Sharp, Edged Weapons
Asphyxia
Deaths Due to Motor Vehicles
Airplane Crashes
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Neonaticide, Infantcide, and Child Homicide
Deaths Due to Fire
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Drowning
Electrocution
The Effects of Heat & Cold: Hyperthermia & Hypthermia
Rape
Emboli Eue to Gas, Fat, and Amniotic Fluid
Topics in Forensic Pathology
Deaths in Nursing Homes
Sudden Death During or Immediately After a Violent Struggle
Interpretative Toxicology: Drug Abuse and Drug Deaths

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