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Time of Death, Decomposition and Identification An Atlas

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ISBN-10: 0849323673

ISBN-13: 9780849323676

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jay Dix

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A postmortem X-ray of a male homicide victim reveals a bullet lodged next to his spine. That he was shot is clear. How recently? is what death investigators must determine. The answer: the absence of scar tissue surrounding the bullet proves the victim had been recently shot.And while the average person may find tattoos to be creative and aesthetic, to the trained death investigator, they can actually be the key to aiding in the eventual identification of a body.They say the dead can't speak. But in the fascinating field of forensic pathology, the deceased can tell an elaborate story, especially when death investigators know what clues to look for.The first volume in the new Forensic…    
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Book details

List price: $93.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 12/7/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396

Time of Death (Postmortem Interval) and Decompositionp. 1
Time of Deathp. 1
Rigor Mortisp. 2
Livor Mortisp. 4
Algor Mortis (Body Cooling)p. 6
Gastric Contentsp. 7
Chemical Analysesp. 8
Microscopic Analysesp. 8
Scene Investigationp. 9
Decompositionp. 10
Adipocerep. 13
Mummificationp. 13
Anthropophagiap. 14
Identificationp. 75
Positive Identificationp. 76
Visual Identificationp. 76
Fingerprintsp. 76
Dentalp. 77
Radiographs (X-rays)p. 78
DNA "Fingerprinting"p. 79
Presumptive Identificationp. 80
Physical Featuresp. 80
Clothing and other Personal Propertyp. 80
Circumstances Surrounding Deathp. 80
Skeletal Remainsp. 81
Case Examplesp. 109
Differential Decompositionp. 109
Time of Deathp. 110
Gastric Contentsp. 111
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