Postmortem

Postmortem

Establishing the Cause of Death

Book - 2006
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How forensic professionals determine the cause of an unnatural or violent death.

Just how realistic are the autopsy scenes in television's CSI ? Using full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, Postmortem provides an exhaustive expos#65533; of what really goes on in the autopsy room. The authors draw on 20 real-life case studies to describe the postmortem team of experts, the procedures they perform and the ways in which evidence is collected and interpreted. There are profiles of all the experts involved, including the scene photographer, the ballistics expert and the forensic toxicologist.

The entire postmortem process is described in step-by-step detail, from photographing the body to weighing the organs and testing body fluids and tissue samples. Postmortem takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the truth that covers:

The death scene investigation Determination of identity Autopsy room protocol Determination of the cause and manner of death The external examination The internal examination

The case studies cited highlight extraordinary real-life situations, including death scenes that challenged investigators, botched autopsies, and initial examinations that puzzled pathologists and led them down the wrong path.

Postmortem is a gripping story, perfect for true crime and forensics buffs.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9781554072262
9781554072200
1554072263
1554072204
Branch Call Number: 616.0759 K77
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Wecht, Cyril H. 1931-

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BaylaDanielle
Mar 03, 2015

I really enjoyed this book, I wouldn't, however, recommend you read this book around classmates if you are not at least in high school (I learned that the hard way) because it is the real deal, not sheltered at all

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BaylaDanielle thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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