Gunshot Wounds

Author: Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498725708
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, this third edition of a bestseller provides critical updates to information on gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them. The book describes practical aspects of ballistics, wound ballistics, and the classification of various wounds caused by handguns, rifles, and shotguns. It also explains autopsy techniques and procedures and laboratory analyses relating to weapons and gunshot evidence. A much-needed update after nearly 20 years, the third edition of Gunshot Wounds provides the latest and most thorough information on firearms and best practices for examining firearm-related wounds.

Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation

Author: Robert R. Hazelwood
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420042378
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Less than half of all rapes believed to occur are reported to law enforcement, and of those assailants arrested even fewer are convicted of rape. This problem is now being addressed by all professions whose work brings them into contact with the victim or the offender. This Third Edition of Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary Approach is just that: a multidisciplinary approach. It brings into focus the five different principals involved in rape investigation: the police investigator, the examining nurse, the forensic scientist, the crisis counselor, and the prosecutor. It demonstrates how each must work together for more effective handling of all kinds of sexual assault crimes. Extensive reorganization of this new edition divides the book into four sections: The victim. Look at rape and the contemporary issues of rape through the victim's perspective. This section also discusses Victim Care Services and the Comprehensive Sexual Assault Assessment Tool (CSAAT). The investigation. Examine situations you might encounter during an investigation such as types of offenders, motivations, false allegations and false confessions, profiling the offender, child molestation, and the maligned investigator. Forensics and court. Learn what constitutes physical evidence and how to recover it, trial preparation and trial tactic issues, and the forensic examination of sexual assault victims. Everything you need to prosecute a rape case successfully is presented in this section. Special populations. The world of rape has its special offenders. Focus on some of them -- juvenile sexual offenders, female sexual offenders, gerophiles, serial rapists and sexual sadists. This section also includes information on sexual predators in nursing homes. New areas of interest also include delayed reporting and mental retardation. Like both earlier editions, this third edition represents a major commitment by its authors to present the most current knowledge for the investigation and prosecution of rape cases.

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

Author: Dennis Dirkmaat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118255410
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.

Trauma nursing

Author: Janet A. Neff
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN:
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This comprehensive reference focuses on the practice of trauma nursing and the prevention of traumatic injury. The state-of-the-art content is presented in a logical, nursing-oriented approach that simulates the realities of trauma nursing practice. TRAUMA NURSING emphasizes care of the adult, while providing expansive lifespan content on pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric trauma patients.

Tactical Emergency Care

Author: Robert A. De Lorenzo
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN:
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Tactical Emergency Care explores the new and rapidly developing area of tactical EMS. Tactical emergency services is a special blend of prehospital care and military-style tactical operations, encompassing field and wilderness medicine under austere and often hostile conditions. Focusing on the unique problems facing all tactical EMTs, the text covers wounds from conventional weapons as well as nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation

Author: Barry A. J. Fisher
Publisher: Elsevier Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Citing examples from case studies and providing descriptive outlines, charts, illustrations, and photographs, this updated fourth edition presents a comprehensive collection of techniques for crime scene investigation. Non-technical descriptions are provided for all of the essential methods for identifying, collecting, preserving, and using physical evidence in a criminal investigation. Individual chapters explore particular aspects of types of crime scenes, including homicide, burglary, sexual assault, arson, explosives, narcotics, and motor vehicle offenses. The book emphasizes a team approach to investigation, and it provides detailed guidelines for the proper handling of evidence, beginning with officers who arrive first at the crime scene. It focuses on the roles of the various specialists who must cooperate to achieve a successful case resolution. New techniques described in this edition include fingerprint detection through the use of lasers and cyanoacrylate fuming, the investigation of serial murders, and the safe handling of toxic reagents and biological evidence. An appended list of equipment for crime scene investigations, 250-item bibliography, and subject index.

Trauma Eighth Edition

Author: Ernest E. Moore
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260128601
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The world’s leading resource on trauma surgery― with an expanded full-color atlas A Doody's Core Title for 2017! Hailed by readers and reviewers for its expert authorship and high-yield clinical content, Trauma is unquestionably the field’s definitive text. Enhanced by a full-color design and a high-quality atlas of anatomic drawings and surgical approaches, this trusted classic takes readers through the full range of injuries the trauma surgeon is likely to encounter. Supported by numerous x-rays, CT scans, plus tables throughout, Trauma begins with an informative look at kinematics and the mechanisms of trauma injury. Subsequent chapters provide useful background information on the epidemiology of trauma; injury prevention; the basics of trauma systems, triage, and transport; and much more. The next section meticulously reviews generalized approaches to the trauma patient, from pre-hospital care and managing shock, to emergency department thoracotomy and the management of infections. Trauma then delivers a clear organ-by-organ survey of treatment protocols designed to help clinicians respond to any critical care situation with confidence, no matter what body system is involved. The remaining sections of the book will help readers successfully handle specific challenges in trauma―including alcohol and drug abuse, and combat-related wounds―in addition to post-traumatic complications such as multiple organ failure. • Media download with high-quality procedural videos • Increased number of algorithms and illustrations • More international authors • Expanded Trauma Atlas contains precise, full-color anatomical illustrations and proven surgical techniques • High-yield section on specific approaches to the trauma patient prepares readers for the complete spectrum of cases in trauma/critical surgery care they will face in real-world practice • A-to-Z overview of the management of specific traumatic injuries • Detailed discussion of the management of complications