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The Neuroscience of Handwriting: Applications for Forensic Document Examination

1st Edition

Michael P. Caligiuri, Linton A. Mohammed
February 22, 2012

The Daubert trilogy of U.S. Supreme Court cases has established that scientific expert testimony must be based on science grounded in empirical research. As such, greater scrutiny is being placed on questioned document examination generally, and handwriting comparison in particular. Bridging the...

Law for the Expert Witness

4th Edition

Daniel A. Bronstein
December 13, 2011

Extensively updated and expanded to incorporate legislative and practical changes enacted since the publication of the previous edition, Law for the Expert Witness, Fourth Edition is designed for professionals and students requiring edification on the current processes and techniques of legal...

Health Policy and Ethics: A Critical Examination of Values from a Global Perspective

1st Edition

Roger Worthington, Robert Rohrbaugh
August 15, 2011

This book demonstrates the utility of healthcare law, policy and professional standards in analysing the ethical issues that arise in the provision of health services. Rejecting moral absolutes, its examination of health law, policy and professional standards and of how societies codify beliefs is...

Essentials of Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians

3rd Edition

Kenneth M. Strandberg
July 26, 2011

As the practice of modern medicine becomes more and more pharmacology dependent, the role of pharmacy technicians is becoming more complex. This is true in terms of the medications they are required to deliver, as well as the legal responsibilities and ethical considerations that come with...

Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management

2nd Edition

Susan Riddick-Grisham, Laura Deming
April 26, 2011

Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management provides a comprehensive and unique reference that goes beyond the clinical discussion to include legal and financial aspects, life expectancy data, and assistive technology. It also includes case samples of actual plans related to specific...

Forensic Science in Healthcare: Caring for Patients, Preserving the Evidence

1st Edition

Connie Darnell
February 04, 2011

First responders confronted by forensic cases are forced to consider the competing concerns of administering proper medical treatment while at the same time safeguarding vital evidence. Forensic Science in Healthcare: Caring for Patients, Preserving the Evidence presents precise on-scene protocol...

Investigation and Prevention of Officer-Involved Deaths

1st Edition

Cyril H. Wecht, Henry C. Lee, D.P. van Blaricom, Mel Tucker
December 08, 2010

Each year, too many law enforcement officers die in the line of duty and too many people are killed by the police. Yet, can any of these deaths be avoided? To answer this we must investigate the nature and causes of these deaths in an unbiased and objective manner to highlight and expose weaknesses...

Necrophilia: Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects

1st Edition

Anil Aggrawal
December 07, 2010

Necrophilia: Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects is the first text that deals with the scientific aspects of necrophilia from a multidisciplinary point of view. After an introduction that provides a general scientific, social, and historical perspective, this volume: Explores causes and...

Consent to Treatment

1st Edition

Jane Lynch
October 25, 2010

An understanding of the law and the way in which it impacts upon roles, responsibilities and care is a vital component in everyday healthcare. The law of consent is particularly complex, and its inadvertent misinterpretation, misapplication or maladministration by health professionals has led to an...

Medical Error and Harm: Understanding, Prevention, and Control

1st Edition

Milos Jenicek
July 02, 2010

Recent debate over healthcare and its spiraling costs has brought medical error into the spotlight as an indicator of everything that is ineffective, inhumane, and wasteful about modern medicine. But while the tendency is to blame it all on human error, it is a much more complex problem that...

The Hospital Autopsy: A Manual of Fundamental Autopsy Practice, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Julian L. Burton, Guy Rutty
June 25, 2010

Now in full colour, this new and revised edition of The Hospital Autopsy presents a clear and systematic approach to safe and effective modern autopsy practice for pathologists. It begins by discussing issues such as legislation governing autopsies, religious attitudes and ensuring safety, before...

Color Atlas of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Book and DVD Set

1st Edition

Charles Catanese
December 21, 2009

This book/DVD combination features cases from the New York City medical examiner’s office, one of the busiest in the U.S. Because of the number of autopsies performed at this office, the range of examples is exhaustive. The topics covered include typical gunshot wounds, blunt and sharp...