Each and every death scene presents new challenges to even the most seasoned professional. This handy field guide provides easy direction for the death scene investigator. Organized in an accessible outline format, it covers protocols and guidelines, assessment and examination, medical history and records, and autopsy and death certificates. Emphasizing natural diseases as the most common cause of death, the book also covers traumatic deaths, evidence collection, indicators of previous surgeries and other treatments. It includes an extensive medical glossary, references for more in-depth information, and more than 150 colour photographs.
ATTENTION! Some readers might find the pictures displayed in the book quite disturbing.