Forensic Pathology

Forensic Pathology

Principles and Practice

1st Edition - April 8, 2005

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  • Authors: David Dolinak, Evan Matshes, Emma Lew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470665
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122199516

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Description

Forensic Pathology is a comprehensive reference that uses a case-oriented format to address, explain and guide the reader through the varied topics encountered by forensic pathologists. Developed in response to a severe void in the literature, the book addresses topics ranging from medicolegal investigation of death to death scene investigation, forensic autopsy, and artifacts of resuscitation as well as complications of medical therapy, forensic osteology, forensic odontology, forensic photography, and death certification. The book includes various types of cases, including sudden natural death, asphyxia, motor vehicle collisions, death in custody, child abuse and elder abuse, acute psychiatric and emotional deaths, and pregnancy. It contains sample descriptions of pathological lesions which serve to aid pathologists in reporting their findings to law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and others involved in investigations of sudden death. The concepts outlined in the text are beautifully illustrated by large, colorful photographs. There are also "Do and Don’t" sections at the end of each chapter that provide guidance for handling the types of cases examined. This work will benefit not only experienced forensic pathologists, but also hospital pathologists who occasionally performs medicolegal autopsies; doctors in training; medical examiners; law enforcement personnel; crime scene investigators; attorneys; and fellows and students of the medical sciences.

Key Features

  • Large, colorful photographs which beautifully illustrate the concepts outlined in the text.
  • Sample descriptions of pathological lesions which serve to aid pathologists in reporting their findings to law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and others involved in investigations of sudden death.
  • 'Do and Don't' sections at the end of each chapter which provide guidance for handling the types of cases examined within preceding sections.

Readership

Pathologists, Forensic Pathologists, Medical Examiners, medical and forensic science students, law enforcement, crime scene investigators, Attorneys, fellows and students of the medical sciences

Table of Contents

  • a. Foreword
    b. Preface
    1. Medicolegal investigation of death
    2. Death Scene Investigation
    3. The Forensic Autopsy
    4. Sudden Natural Death
    5. Blunt force injury
    6. Sharp Force Injuries
    7. Firearm Injuries
    8. Asphyxia
    9. Drowning
    10. Environmental Injury
    11. Motor Vehicle Collisions
    12. Aviation
    13. Death in Custody
    14. Artifacts of Resuscitation and Complications of Medical Therapy
    15. Apparent Natural Death in Infants
    16. Sudden Natural Death in Childhood
    17. Child abuse
    18. Elder Abuse
    19. Forensic Neuropathology
    20. Sexual Battery Investigation
    21. Toxicology
    22. Acute Psychiatric and Emotional Deaths
    23. Pregnancy
    24. Postmortem Changes
    25. Identification
    26. Forensic Osteology
    27. Forensic Odontology
    28. Forensic Photography
    29. Select Autopsy Topics
    30. Death Certification
    31. The Pathologist as Expert Witness
    32. Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 616
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: April 8, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470665
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122199516

About the Authors

David Dolinak

David Dolinak is Chief Medical Examiner for Austin, TX. He has published and lectured extensively in the neurosciences and forensic pathology. In conjunction with Evan Matshes he has produced the very well received text “Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas.”

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office, US

Evan Matshes

Evan Matshes is the Assistant Chief Medical Examiner for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has published and lectured extensively in human anatomy and osteology, the neurosciences, and forensic pathology. In addition to his aforementioned textbook publishing, he was also a co-author on “An Atlas of Human Osteology”, released in 2000 in Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, US

Emma Lew

Affiliations and Expertise

Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

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