Guide to Forensic Pathology / Edition 1

Guide to Forensic Pathology / Edition 1

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by Jay Dix, Robert Calaluce
     
 

Guide to Forensic Pathology provides a concise overview of forensic pathology to those who wish to know the basics but lack formal forensic training. Both fascinating and practical, this book explains everything from who the experts are in death investigation and what their roles are to how effective testimonies are presented in court. The importance of forensic

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Guide to Forensic Pathology provides a concise overview of forensic pathology to those who wish to know the basics but lack formal forensic training. Both fascinating and practical, this book explains everything from who the experts are in death investigation and what their roles are to how effective testimonies are presented in court. The importance of forensic DNA testing is emphasized with a separate section in this timely reference guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849302671
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
History
Experts Encountered in Death Investigation
Investigation and Autopsy
Guidelines for the Death Scene Investigator Mary Fran Ernst
Forensic Pathology
Cause, Manner, and Mechanism of Death
Time of Death, Decomposition, and Identification
Sudden Natural Death
Firearms
Cutting and Stabbing
Drugs and Alcohol
Asphyxia and Drowning
Electrical and Thermal and Exposure to Extreme Temperatures
Blunt Trauma: General and Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian
Blunt Head Trauma
Pediatric Forensic Pathology
Forensic DNA Testing
Introduction
DNA Structure
Technical Considerations
Statistical Basis for Interpretation
Concluding Remarks
Commonly Asked Questions
Cases
Helpful Hints in Testifying
Appendix A: Photographs
Appendix B: Medical Terminology

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