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The gold standard in forensic medicine references
In the Second Edition of Handbook of Forensic Medicine, editor Burkhard Madea brings to the reader, through an global team of expert contributors, a comprehensive and international approach to forensic medicine. In addition to offering new coverage of crime scene investigation, blood stain pattern analysis, terrorist attacks, fire disasters, new psychoactive substances, and molecular pathology, the book provides a thorough review of all aspects of forensic medicine.
The chapters represent all aspects of quality control and best practice and include case studies throughout to help illustrate the concepts discussed within and emphasize the links between diverse subdisciplines. Specialists engaged in daily casework will find that aspects of routine analysis are addressed in each chapter.
Handbook of Forensic Medicine, Second Edition also covers the latest developments in forensic molecular biology, forensic toxicology, molecular pathology, and immunohistochemistry. It also offers:
A thorough introduction to the duties of forensic medicine in modern societies, including discussions of the international guidelines and accreditation in forensic medicine
Comprehensive explorations of medical aspects of death, including the nature and definition of death, autopsy, and mass disaster victim identification
Practical discussions of traumatology and violent death, including asphyxiation, electrocution and lightning, infanticide, and medical malpractice
In-depth examinations of sudden and unexpected death from natural causes, including postmortem biochemistry
This is a must-read resource for every specialist in forensic medicine, toxicology, and haemogenetics, as well as anyone expected to prepare a report for court proceedings. It's also an ideal reference for lawyers and law students.