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Forensic Pathology, Second Edition (Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0849300721
ISBN-10: 084930072X
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About the first edition:

The range of conditions described emphasizes the massive combined experience of these authors, and the objective style of the text makes this an extremely valuable reference for every forensic pathologist and an excellent teaching medium for those who are working for their boards or other qualifications.
- Journal of the Forensic Science Society

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Product Details

  • Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations (Book 27)
  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 2 edition (June 28, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 084930072X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849300721
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ron Franscell, Author of 'The Darkest Night' on January 20, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book, originally loaned to me by a police professional, is an excellent resource for a variety of readers who are involved with criminal investigations but don't really have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner. In my case, as a crime author, the text was an invaluable reference, putting some highly technical material into easily digested context. The collection of photographs, while occasionally grisly, provides an excellent visual reference. Recommended for laymen of all kinds who need a good reference work on forensic pathology.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. A. Porteous on December 1, 2005
Format: Hardcover
If your idea of forensics is CSI on television, this book is not for you. If you are studying forensic science, or need an excellent reference book, by all means - buy it. This book gives one a strong foundation, and the photographs are an excellent source of information, of which to look at after reading the descriptions.

The second edition is a definite improvment over the first.If you are looking for a chapter on gunshot wounds, it is not here. However, DiMaio has written the standard on evaluating gunshot wounds: Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Walker on November 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book didn't beat around the bush at all. It took you right into the morbid details of death. Every subject I can think of regarding death was explained in this book. The pictures were mostly black and white but the detail in them was still enough to stir my stomach.
This book went from babies to burns, from rapes to stabbings, from gunshots to suffocation. It told you how things were done and why evidence was placed the way that it was.
This book was in textbook form and I believe that it is actually used for students to learn with. In saying that, you can not only learn with this book but you can also keep yourself interested with having some death questions answered.
Overall, a wonderful book for someone looking to get into the forensic field, or for someone just interested in death and how some things happen.
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By Deanne N. on September 24, 2014
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I love this book! It is a very, very rich resource for anything and everything related to forensic pathology. The writing style is quite entertaining as well. It is quite clinical for the most part, but occasionally the authors break their rigid form and let some opinions shine through. :)
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By H. Cordes on July 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
An excellent resource to forensic pathology. I would recommend you have some reference of medicine, however, before reading it. It's difficult to understand some of the terminology if you're picking up the book and reading without prior knowledge.
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great book to understand true forensic pathology. I bought it for a gift and had to restrain myself from reading it (pretty tacky to give a gift that's been pawed over and has a broken binding).
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By WilliamPenname on May 13, 2013
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This is a wonderful book for anyone learning this relatively small field of medical science. It is useful to study for exams and to better understand basic day to day work.
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I will use this book for the Investigation of fatal accidents specifically when cars hit pedestrians. Also for other information in regard to head contussions
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