Estimation of the Time Since Death

Estimation of the Time Since Death
Author: Burkhard Madea
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN: 1444181777
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Estimation of the Time Since Death Book Excerpt:

Estimation of the Time Since Death remains the foremost authoritative book on scientifically calculating the estimated time of death postmortem. Building on the success of previous editions which covered the early postmortem period, this new edition also covers the later postmortem period including putrefactive changes, entomology, and postmortem r

The Estimation of the Time Since Death in the Early Postmortem Period

The Estimation of the Time Since Death in the Early Postmortem Period
Author: Claus Henssge,Bernard Knight
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780340573198
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Estimation of the Time Since Death in the Early Postmortem Period Book Excerpt:

This is the first book in the English language entirely devoted to the scientific estimation of the time since death. This topic is of intense interest to forensic pathologists and many others involved in medicolegal work. The book covers all methods of death-time estimation with a detailed coverage of their scientific basis and extensive bibliographies. There are also summaries emphasising practical aspects of death-time estimation for the busy pathologist.

Estimation of the Time since Death

Estimation of the Time since Death
Author: Jarvis Hayman,Marc Oxenham
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN: 0128163682
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Estimation of the Time since Death Book Excerpt:

Estimation of the Time Since Death is a current comprehensive work on the methods and research advances into the time since death and human decomposition. This work provides practitioners a starting point for research and practice to assist with the identification and analysis of human remains. It contains a collection of the latest scientific research, various estimation methods, and includes case studies, to highlight methodological application to real cases. This reference first provides an introduction, including the early postmortem period, biochemical methods, and the value of entomology in estimating the time since death, along with other factors affecting the decomposition process. Further coverage explores importance of microbial communities in estimating time since death. Separate chapters on aquatic environments, carbon 14 dating and amino acid racemization, and total body scoring will round out the reference. The final chapter ties together the various themes in the context of the longest running human decomposition facility in the world and outlines future research directions. Provides the first comprehensive reference to bring together all aspects of knowledge relating to the estimation of the post-mortem interval in decomposed human bodies Contains real case studies that underscore key estimation concepts Demonstrates the changing role of technology and advances in the estimation of time since death

Estimation of Time since Death in Australian Conditions

Estimation of Time since Death in Australian Conditions
Author: Jarvis Hayman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-02-12
ISBN: 0128245611
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Estimation of Time since Death in Australian Conditions Book Excerpt:

Estimation of Time since Death in Australian Conditions collates data about decomposed bodies found in the eastern states of Australia from the years 2000 to 2010. The book takes into account that over 70% of decomposed bodies were found within 14 days. From standard autopsy reports, a quantitative method of assessing the degree of decomposition in four specific body organs and the total appearance of the body was collated into a total body score (tbs). The mathematical models on how to estimate time since death in the eastern states of Australia are covered in this valuable resource. Explores national statistical data concerning decomposed human bodies Presents Total Body Score (TBS) from standardized autopsy reports Includes research to prove the efficacy of a TBS from actual autopsies and actively decomposing bodies at a forensic research facility Presents a compilation of mathematical models to estimate the time since death in human bodies found decomposed indoors in the eastern states and the Northern Territory of Australia

Estimation of Time Since Death in the Later Postmortem Interval

Estimation of Time Since Death in the Later Postmortem Interval
Author: Paola Maria Colombo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Estimation of the Time since Death in the Early Post Mortem Period 2Ed

The Estimation of the Time since Death in the Early Post Mortem Period  2Ed
Author: B. Madea,Thomas Krompecher,Bernard Knight,Len Nokes,Claus Henssge
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-07-31
ISBN: 9780340719602
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Estimation of the Time since Death in the Early Post Mortem Period 2Ed Book Excerpt:

This internationally recognized source book is now referred to in court cases around the world. It deals with all aspects of scientific estimation of time since death, emphasising the practical application to the work of the forensic pathologist. The new edition includes completely rewritten chapters on lividity and thanatochemistry, changes in infants and children after death and gastric contents. Clinical cases have been added to illustrate the points made. The latest research has been taken into account on key issues such as rigor mortis. Key Features: * Regarded as THE standard reference work on this subject * Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of forensic investigation * Practical as well as scientific emphasis * New chapters on gastric contents and differences in children and infants * Case histories enhance practical application

Death Postmortem Changes and Estimation of Time Since Death

Death  Postmortem Changes and Estimation of Time Since Death
Author: Kasinathan Nadesan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Autopsy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Towards a More Accurate Estimation of the Time Since Death in Human Bodies Found Decomposed in Australian Conditions

Towards a More Accurate Estimation of the Time Since Death in Human Bodies Found Decomposed in Australian Conditions
Author: Jarvis Hayman,Australian National University. School of Archaeology and Anthropology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 844
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Australia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a More Accurate Estimation of the Time Since Death in Human Bodies Found Decomposed in Australian Conditions Book Excerpt:

The fate of the human body after death is a subject that has fascinated enquirers, both religious and scientific, for millennia. However, objective research into the causes and nature of human decomposition has only taken place in the last two centuries and quantitative measurement of the process as a means of estimating the time since death has only recently been attempted. Most research has involved attempting to estimate the time since death (TSD) in the early period after death; from the moment of death until the body cools to ambient temperature. When this phase is past and the body begins to putrefy, the estimation of the time of death becomes increasingly more difficult. The primary aim of this thesis is to develop a practical and easily applicable method for estimating the time since death (TSD) in the first two weeks of the post-mortem interval. A substantive discussion of the literature on the TSD in the early (up to 48 hour) post-mortem interval and the putrefaction period through to skeletonisation will put into context the aims and methodology employed in this research. The chief methodological approach is retrospective, with the addition of practical and experimentally based observations to increase the accuracy of and test the statistical modelling of time since death. The experimental format followed included: (1) Accessing the Australian National Coroner's information System (NCIS); (2) Collating data on individual autopsies of persons who had died some time prior to discovery and in whom the time since death was known with reasonable certainty; (3) Developing a quantitative method of assessing the degree of decomposition in a number of specific body organs and from this data compiling a numerically summated total body score (TBS) for each individual; (4) Increasing the accuracy of this system by attending a series of autopsies at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine; (5) Further controlled research into human decomposition at the Forensic Anthropology Research Center ('body farm') of Texas State University in order to assess the role of temperature in the rate and process of decomposition; (6) Using the resultant dataset along with a range of environmental variables to develop a series of mathematical models to estimate time since death based on the degree of decomposition; (7) Testing the accuracy of the models both statistically and practically on a series of cases that were not involved in developing the time since death models. Models resulting from this work indicate that an accurate TSD in Australian indoor conditions can be estimated using the TBS independent of humidity and temperature variables.

Postmortem Toxicology

Postmortem Toxicology
Author: Timothy P. Rohrig
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2019-02-22
ISBN: 0128151641
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmortem Toxicology Book Excerpt:

Postmortem Toxicology addresses the various aspects of the practice of forensic postmortem toxicology from a viewpoint of elements which must be taken into consideration for proper interpretation of the toxicological result, not in a vacuum but in a more holistic and global sense. The volume examines pre-analytical factors, storage containers/conditions, prior medical interventions and therapy, along with information from the scene investigation and anatomical findings. This reference also provides explanation of the complicating conditions for the interpretation of the toxicological results due to postmortem decomposition, embalming artifacts and the postmortem redistribution of drugs. Tolerance is also discussed as an aid to interpreting results from a habitual/chronic user of medications and/or drugs of abuse. The book is geared towards the current practitioner; however, it is written to be used as a valuable reference for a graduate or post-graduate level courses in forensic toxicology or forensic pathology. Presents a holistic approach to the interpretation of toxicology results Covers pre-analytical factors, storage containers/conditions, prior medical interventions, therapy, and much more Written for the current practitioner, but an excellent resource for graduate level students training in the field of forensic toxicology

Iowa Wildlife Research Bulletin

Iowa Wildlife Research Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Wildlife management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Essential Forensic Biology

Essential Forensic Biology
Author: Alan Gunn
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-08-04
ISBN: 0470028890
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Forensic Biology Book Excerpt:

Essential Forensic Biology is an introduction to the application of the science of biology in legal investigations. Focusing on the legal system in the UK, the book provides a detailed description of the decay process, and discusses the role of forensic indicators - human fluids and tissues, including blood cells, bloodstain pattern analysis, hair, teeth, bones and wounds. It also considers the role microorganisms, invertebrates and plants play within forensic investigations before considering future directions in forensic science. The book examines the study of forensic biology in cases of suspicious death, and also explores the organisms used in a range of legal investigations; from human and animal neglect to food spoilage, structural damage, the illegal collection/trade of protected species and bioterrorism. Essential Forensic Biology fills the gap for a resource, which provides information on the range of biological organisms; animals, plants and microbes used in forensic studies. An invaluable introductory text for all students taking forensic science courses, the book features a fully integrated website that covers forensic entomology with additional material and figures from the text to enhance student understanding. An introduction covering the essentials of forensic biology Features a fully integrated website covering forensic entomology with additional material and self-test questions to reinforce student understanding Each chapter includes a series of questions and topics for further study Focuses on the UK legal system From the reviews: “...the numerous black and white photographs, drawings and tables within the book are clear and well deployed.” TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT, 23rd February 2007

Forensic Science Advanced Investigations

Forensic Science  Advanced Investigations
Author: Rhonda Brown,Jackie Davenport
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN: 1133418368
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Advanced Investigations Book Excerpt:

FORENSIC SCIENCE: ADVANCED INVESTIGATIONS is part of a comprehensive course offering as a second-level high school course in forensic science, a course area in which students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of chemistry, biology, physics, earth science, math, and psychology, as well as associate this knowledge with real-life applications. This text builds on concepts introduced in FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS & INVESTIGATIONS, as well as introduces additional topics, such as arson and explosions. Following the same solid instructional design as the FUNDAMENTALS & INVESTIGATIONS text, the book balances extensive scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and chapter-opening scenarios. The book's exclusive Gale Forensic Science eCollection database provides instant access to hundreds of articles and Internet resources that spark student interest and extend learning beyond the book. Comprehensive, time-saving teacher support and lab activities deliver exactly what you need to ensure that students receive a solid, complete science education that keeps readers at all learning levels enthused about science. This two-book series provides a solution that is engaging, contemporary, and specifically designed for high school students. Instructors can be confident that the program has been written by high school forensic science instructors with their unique needs in mind, including content tied to the national and state science standards they are accountable to teaching. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Wildlife Forensic Investigation

Wildlife Forensic Investigation
Author: John E. Cooper,Margaret E. Cooper
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 770
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN: 1482210037
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildlife Forensic Investigation Book Excerpt:

Wildlife forensics is the application of forensic science to the conservation and protection of non-domesticated animals, both in the wild and in captivity. Providing an in-depth introduction to this rapidly evolving field, Wildlife Forensic Investigation: Principles and Practice also chronicles aspects of the history of management, conservation, and environmental protection, with an emphasis on their global importance in the twenty-first century. The book examines the crucial role of wildlife forensic investigation with regard to live animals, dead animals and samples and covers national, regional, and international legislation. While the text particularly focuses on forensic science as it relates to wild animals, it also includes mention of plants and habitats because of their relevance to conservation. The book discusses animal welfare as well as the damage that can be inflicted on humans and property by wildlife. Offering access to sound evidence based on good science and obtained using the best available practices, the book is enhanced by case studies from experts who describe some of their own work. This resource is essential for those involved in a range of endeavours, including investigating wildlife crime, identifying animal remains, ascertaining the circumstances of death of wild species, and other legal proceedings and activities concerning wildlife. The forensic skills described in this book can be applied to a wide range of activities (not necessarily involving the legal process), including environmental impact assessments, insurance claims, governmental and other enquiries, checking of trading standards and the inspection of (for instance) pet-shops, animal boarding establishments, and zoological collections. The authors point out that one of the most important requirements of those persons involved in wildlife forensic work is to retain an open mind. Such personnel should also be conscious of new developments and evolving techniques and be able to anticipate situations where their investigative and scientific skills might be used to advantage—so-called "horizon scanning". Examples of these are given.

Forensic Pathology

Forensic Pathology
Author: Bernard Knight
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 584
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forensic pathology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Pathology Book Excerpt:

In Forensic Pathology, Bernard Knight discusses the procedures involved in the examination of a body found dead under obscure, suspicious, or criminal circumstances. A broad coverage of the field of forensic pathology is provided. Topics examined include the forensic autopsy, the pathophysiology of death, and identification of the body to the specific manner of death, be it by injury, suffocation, poisoning, gunshot, fire, drugs, etc. Throughout, the author offers practical advice and a philosophical approach that is designed to help the doctor analyze and question the interpretations drawn from physical findings. A helpful appendix detailing laboratory techniques and staining methods is also included. Forensic Pathology is a major reference work which should appeal to forensic pathologists, forensic scientists, scientists in crime laboratories, and lawyers.

A Hands On Introduction to Forensic Science

A Hands On Introduction to Forensic Science
Author: Mark Okuda,Frank H. Stephenson, PhD.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN: 1482234920
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hands On Introduction to Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

One failing of many forensic science textbooks is the isolation of chapters into compartmentalized units. This format prevents students from understanding the connection between material learned in previous chapters with that of the current chapter. Using a unique format, A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science: Cracking the Case approaches the topic of forensic science from a real-life perspective in a way that these vital connections are encouraged and established. The book utilizes an ongoing fictional narrative throughout, entertaining students as it provides hands-on learning in order to "crack the case." As two investigators try to solve a missing persons case, each succeeding chapter reveals new characters, new information, and new physical evidence to be processed. A full range of topics are covered, including processing the crime scene, lifting prints, trace and blood evidence, DNA and mtDNA sequencing, ballistics, skeletal remains, and court testimony. Following the storyline, students are introduced to the appropriate science necessary to process the physical evidence, including math, physics, chemistry, and biology. The final element of each chapter includes a series of cost-effective, field-tested lab activities that train students in processing, analyzing, and documenting the physical evidence revealed in the narrative. Practical and realistic in its approach, this book enables students to understand how forensic science operates in the real world.

Potter s Pathology of the Fetus Infant and Child

Potter s Pathology of the Fetus  Infant  and Child
Author: Edith Louise Potter
Publsiher: Mosby
Total Pages: 2245
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Potter s Pathology of the Fetus Infant and Child Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of fetal and neonatal pathology, including complicated pregnancies, multiple pregnancies, abortion, placental pathology, and disorders affecting the full-term neonate. A consistent organization allows for quick access to specific guidance, and nearly 2,500 illustrations - 2,350 in full color - depict conditions and abnormalities as they present in practice, facilitating diagnosis. An Image Bank on CD-ROM - new to this edition - features all of the illustrations from the 2-volume set, downloadable for presentations. Offers comprehensive coverage of all common and rare embryonic, fetal, and infant disorders in one source. Correlates clinical, pathologic, and genetic findings for each systemic disease. Emphasizes the genetic and molecular basis of birth defects. Features nearly 2,500 illustrations - 2,350 in full color - which depict each abnormality or condition as they present in practice. Presents practical information on autopsy techniques and protocols. Provides the latest guidance on molecular pathology, immunohistochemistry, DNA technology, and more. Offers an expanded discussion of developmental biology related to the pathogenesis of birth defects. Features user-friendly summary tables and diagnostic flow charts, making information quick and easy to find. Includes a CD-ROM featuring all of the illustrations from the 2-volume set.

Veterinary Forensics

Veterinary Forensics
Author: Melinda Merck
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2012-12-26
ISBN: 0470961627
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Veterinary Forensics Book Excerpt:

Veterinary Forensics, Second Edition is a practical reference on applying veterinary forensic findings in animal cruelty cases. Now providing a greater focus on findings in animals, the second edition continues to offer guidance with more detailed information on crime scene investigation, forensic testing and findings, handling evidence, and testifying in court. Key changes to the new edition include new chapters on abuse in large animals, poultry, and birds; a standalone chapter on entomology; a new section on large scale cruelty investigation; an expanded section on pain and suffering; more pathology information; and more photos, forms, and information throughout. Logs and workbooks from the book are available on a companion website, allowing readers to download, customize, and use these forms in forensics investigations. Veterinary Forensics is an essential resource for veterinarians, pathologists, attorneys, and investigators working on animal abuse cases. Key features Provides detailed, clear direction on managing animal abuse cases, from crime scene investigation and forensic testing to compiling evidence and testifying in court Concentrates more fully on findings in cases of animal abuse and offers more pathology information throughout Offers new chapters on abuse in horses and other large animals, abuse in poultry and pet birds, and testifying and reporting as an expert witness Provides updated and expanded information in each chapter, including current research findings Includes access to a companion website with forms and checklists to download and use in forensics investigations at www.wiley.com/go/vetforensics

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Author: Jason Payne-James
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780125479738
Category: Medical jurisprudence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Use of Temperatures Recorded from the External Auditory Canal in the Estimation of the Time Since Death

The Use of Temperatures Recorded from the External Auditory Canal in the Estimation of the Time Since Death
Author: Guy N. Rutty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Crime Scene to Court

Crime Scene to Court
Author: Peter White
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1847558828
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Scene to Court Book Excerpt:

If you have only a vague concept of what forensic science is, this book will provide the answer.