Forensic Pathology

ISBN-10: 0340588977
ISBN-13: 9780340588970
Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)
Authors: Bernard Knight
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Description: The first edition of this book, published in 1991, rapidly became the standard text on forensic pathology. Bernard Knight is an internationally recognized authority on the subject, and this book reflects his enormous practical experience. This new,  More...

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Book details

List price: $189.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Hodder Arnold Publishers
Publication date: 9/5/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 11.06" wide x 8.19" long x 1.16" tall
Weight: 3.564

The first edition of this book, published in 1991, rapidly became the standard text on forensic pathology. Bernard Knight is an internationally recognized authority on the subject, and this book reflects his enormous practical experience. This new, updated revision continues to emphasize the practical problems of performing post-mortem examinations for the police and other legal authorities, while offering a complete and detailed guide to the more academic aspects of interpretation and applied research. Amongst the new features is an improved coverage of many scientific developments, such as DNA markers, influencing forensic practice; and the addition of heavily supplemented sections on child abuse, head injuries and traumatic sub-arachnoid haemorrhage. The volume's accessibility has been enhanced by over 400 illustrations, many of which are new to this edition. Furthermore, the author has paid greater attention to the method of presenting evidence at criminal trials. Revised and expanded appendices on technical methods and normal anatomical data are also provided.

The Forensic Autopsy
The Pathophysiology of Death
The Establishment of Identity of Human Remains
The Pathology of Wounds
Head and Spinal Injuries
Chest and Abdominal Injuries
Self-Inflicted Injury
Gunshot and Explosion Deaths
Transportation Injuries
Torture: Deaths in Custody
Burns and Scalds
Electrical Fatalities
Complications of Injury
Suffocation and Asphyxia
Fatal Pressure on the Neck
Immersion Deaths
Neglect, Starvation, and Hypothermia
Deaths Associated with Sexual Offenses
Deaths Associated with Pregnancy
Infanticide and Childbirth
Sudden Death in Infancy
Fatal Child Abuse
Deaths Associated with Surgical Procedures
Dysbarism and Barotrauma
The Pathology of Sudden Death
Forensic Dentistry for the Pathologist
Poisoning and the Pathologist
Forensic Aspects of Alcohol
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Agrochemical Poisoning
Poisoning by Medicines
Death from Narcotic and Hallucinogenic Drugs
Corrosive and Metallic Poisoning
Deaths from Organic Solvent?
Appendix: Technical Methods?
Staining Technique?
Diatom Technique in Suspected Drownin?
Conversion Table?
Standard Tables of Measurement?
DNA Fingerprintin?
Index

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