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Time of Death, Decomposition and Identification: An Atlas

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Jay Dix, "Time of Death, Decomposition and Identification: An Atlas", CRC Press | ISBN 0849323673 | 1999 Year | PDF | ~11 Mb | 120 Pages


-Addresses the determination of the time of death, postmortem changes, and identification
-Examines various factors used in determining time of death, decomposition and identification, such as: rigor mortis, chemical analyses, gastric contents, mummification, X-rays, DNA, physical features, and skeletal remains
-Includes three case studies on "Differential Decomposition," "Time of Death" and "Gastric Contents"
-Discusses how positive and probable identifications are made
-Includes more than 150 black and white photographs with explanatory text

They say the dead can't speak. But in the fascinating field of forensic pathology, the deceased can tell an elaborate story, especially when death investigators know what clues to look for.

The first volume in the new Forensic Pathology Atlases: Causes of Death Series, this book takes an in-depth look at the determination of the time of death, postmortem changes, and identification. In TIME OF DEATH, DECOMPOSITION AND IDENTIFICATION, you'll learn through the extensive use of photographs and discussion how estimating the time of death can rarely be accomplished with scientific accuracy. You'll learn about the numerous changes the body undergoes after death, and how positive and probable identifications are made.