Forensic Biomechanics and Human Injury: Criminal and Civil Applications - An Engineering Approach

1st Edition

Harold Franck, Darren Franck

CRC Press
Published December 18, 2015
Reference - 262 Pages - 108 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482258837 - CAT# K24155

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  • Emphasizes the biomechanical aspects of human injury and the forces that cause it
  • Presents the science, mathematics, and tools to determine the nature of injuries as well as the calculations involved
  • Details investigative processes, evidence, and testimony applicable to both civil and criminal cases
  • Includes over 100 diagrams and figures that illustrate concepts discussed
  • Provides forms, tabulation tables, and formulas for use in calculations


Forensic Biomechanics and Human Injury: Criminal and Civil Applications – An Engineering Approach provides a concise, comprehensive overview of human anatomy and the biomechanical factors involved in human injury. It describes the methodologies used to compute the various forces, stresses, and energies required to injure the human body.

The book covers the theoretical mathematics behind understanding how injuries occur, classifying certain types of injuries, age and biomechanical factors, impact loading, injury investigation, and the importance of expert witnesses and testimony in civil and criminal cases. It contains a significant number of sizes of all the pertinent materials in the human body, classified by age, sex, and in some instances by race, as well as stress–strain curves and tables of the strengths of these materials.

Forensic Biomechanics and Human Injury provides a valuable source of information with tools to help the professional determine the nature of injuries, understand the implications of accidents, and the calculations that go into determining such things for both civil and criminal investigations.


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