Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
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Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine

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Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volumes 1-4, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics.

This important work includes over three hundred state-of-the-art chapters, with articles covering crime-solving techniques such as autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA, and immunoassays.

Available online, and in four printed volumes, the encyclopedia is an essential reference for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics.

Chapters have been arranged in alphabetical order, and are written in a clear-and-concise manner, with definitions provided in the case of obscure terms and information supplemented with pictures, tables, and diagrams. Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 3120 pages
  • 248.92 x 299.72 x 205.74mm | 9,920g
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0128000341
  • 9780128000342
  • 2,132,395

Table of contents

Age Estimation

Allergies

Animal Attacks and Injuries

Bone Pathology and Antemortem Trauma

DNA and anthropology, Sex Determination, Racial Affinity Determination, Blood Grouping

Asphyxia

Autopsy

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Children, Stages of Development and Growth, Legal Protection and Rights

Sudden Natural Infant and Childhood Death

Coma, Definitions and Differential Diagnoses

Computer Crime and Digital Evidence

Mental Capacity Assessment

Crime-Scene Investigation and Examination, Major Incident Scene Management, Underwater Crime Scenes

Recovery of Human Remains

Suspicious Deaths

Criminal Profiling

Murder, Manslaughter, Homicide and Attempts

Decomposition, Patterns and Rates

Domestic Violence

Electric Shocks and Electrocution, Clinical Effects and Pathology

Extremes of Temperature

Fire Investigation, Evidence Recovery

Forensic Interviewing, Forensic Psychiatric Assessment, Preparation of Witnesses

Mental Handicap and Learning Disability

Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Substance Misuse, Drug-Induced Injury, Accidental and Iatrogenic

Stalking

Sex Offenders, Sexual Assault

Criminal Responsibility

Head Trauma

Healing and Repair of Wounds and Bones

Human Rights, Controls and Principles

Identification: Facial identification, Finger and Palm Prints, Footprints, Ear Prints, Challenges to Fingerprints

Forensic Photography

Radiology

Blunt Force Injury, Burns and Scalds, Explosive Injury & Firearm Injury, Sharp and Cutting-Edge Wounds

Ageing of Injuries, Postmortem Changes

Mass Murder, Mass Poisonings

Medical Definitions of Death, Legal Definitions of Death

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Abortion

Medical Malpractice

Medical Records, Documentation, Confidentiality and Obligations

Crime and Mental Health

Murder-Suicide

Necrophilia

Neonaticide

Odontology

Parentage Testing

Road Traffic Accidents, Airbag-related Injuries and Deaths

Sobriety Tests and Drug Recognition

Serial Murder

Blood Identification, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Starvation

Urine Analysis, Hair Analysis, Alternative Body Fluids Analysis

Sudden Natural Death

Suicide & Self-harm, Suicide Predictors and Statistics

Terrorism, Torture

War Crimes & Injuries

... and many more
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Praise for the first edition:

Winner of The Society of Authors and the Royal Society of Medicine Minty Book Prize 2006

2006 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition - HIGHLY COMMENDED

"Truly encyclopaedic and is a 'must have' reference work." --Dr. Neville Davis, President of the Medico-Legal Society

"The Encyclopaedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine provides a valuable reference tool for professionals of all disciplines.... This work will be heavily relied upon by those working in forensic and legal medicine and related fields." - Dr. Anthony Bleetman, Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, University of Birmingham, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Primary Health Care Studies, University of Warwick

"An excellent resource for professionals working in forensics, lawyers, or medical/graduate students interested in forensic training. Summing Up: Highly recommended." --CHOICE Library Journal

"Highly authoritative, comprehensive, and diverse.... The Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine is a veritable forensic library. I would recommend it to forensic pathologists, general pathologists, pediatric pathologists, forensic physicians, forensic scientists, coroners, forensic investigators, emergency department physicians, police surgeons, homicide detectives, prosecutors, judges, legal practitioners, pediatricians, primary care physicians, and psychiatrists." - Journal of the American Medical Association

This impressive four-volume VADE MECUM (reference manual) ... is both comprehensive and timely." --Michael M. Baden, MD, New England Journal of Medicine

"This book is an ambitious undertaking and on the whole I (as a forensic physician) am going to find it very useful." --Dr. Lesley Lord, Science and Justice, 2006
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...an excellent resource for professionals working in forensics, lawyers, or medical/graduate students interested in forensic training. Summing Up: Highly recommended. - CHOICE Library Journal

..a major undertaking, representing a breakthrough in encompassing forensic
medicine, legal medicine, the forensic sciences, and related fields. - Journal of the American Medical Association

.. a complete library of the forensic sciences... - Journal of the American Medical Association

The Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine is a veritable forensic library. - Journal of the American Medical Association

This impressive four-volume VADE MECUM (reference manual), which includes contributions from 279 authors from 21 countries, is both comprehensive and timely. - New England Journal of Medicine

Winner of The Society of Authors and the Royal Society of Medicine Minty Book Prize 2006

2006 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition - HIGHLY COMMENDED
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