Forensic Pathology, Second Edition

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

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June 28, 2001 by CRC Press
Reference - 592 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420042412 - CAT# E0072
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

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  • Includes two new chapters, "Deaths in Nursing Homes" and "Sudden Death During or Immediately After a Violent Struggle"
  • Covers more techniques and principles regarding toxicology, including new drugs
  • Expands coverage of motor vehicle accidents and related injuries
  • Updates DNA information
  • Includes more discussion of head injuries with etiology of skull fractures
  • Summary

    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, unexpected, and suspicious deaths and is responsible for determining the cause and manner of death, identifying the deceased, determining the approximate time of death and injury, collecting evidence from the body, issuing the death certificate, and documenting these events through an official autopsy report. The basis of the medicolegal investigation is forensic pathology.

    Written for both medical and investigative professionals, Forensic Pathology, Second Edition presents an overview of medicolegal investigative systems. Completely updated, the book examines investigative techniques and procedures that lead to obtaining accurate conclusions of death by homicide, accident, or suicide.


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