Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters

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Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2007 - 458 من الصفحات
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The book covers mass disasters of all types, including acts of terrorism and natural disasters. The twenty-two chapters cover diverse topics from forensic investigation into the cause of the disaster, to identifying and handling the deceased, to legal considerations. You'll will find information on the role of law enforcement in disaster investigation; ways of identifying victims, including DNA analysis and forensic dentistry; the roles of forensic engineers, toxicologists and anthropologists; disaster medicine; and mass disaster litigation. This book also informs you psychopathic behavior and the media in terrorist acts and the psychology at work in terrorist activity. Also included are examples of mass disaster management plans including the National Association of Medical Examiners Mass Fatality Plan.
 

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Scene Investigation The Role of Law Enforcement and Forensic Scientists in Bioterrorism and Mass Disasters
1
Mass Casualty Identification through DNA Analysis Overview Problems and Pitfalls
23
Identifying Human Remains Using TrueAllele Technology
31
Dental Identifications in Mass Disaster Investigations
39
The Role of the Forensic Pathologist in a Mass Disaster
81
The Role of the Coroner Medical Examiner After a Mass Disaster
91
Medical Examiners Coroners and Biological Terrorism A Guidebook for Surveillance and Case Management
13
The Role of Funeral Directors and Mortuary Personnel within the DMORT Operations in Mass Disasters
71
Mass Disaster Litigation in the United States
185
Recent Air Crashes in Nigeria Legal Considerations
195
Recent Mass Disasters in West Africa The Urgent Need for Training Forensic Experts in Africa
317
Forensic Toxicology in Mass Disasters From Specimen Preservation to Toxic Truth
327
Survival Time and Activity Prior to Death in Fatal Head Trauma Part I
331
Survival Time and Activity Prior to Death in Fatal Trauma to the Body and Limbs Part II
343
Floridas Disaster Fatality Management Team
355
Public Health Aspects and Preventive Measures
375

Forensic Engineering in Mass Disasters Analysis Prevention and Mitigation
81
Psychopathy Media and the Psychology at the Root of Terrorism and Mass Disasters
89
Current Trends in Forensic Investigations of Human Rights Abuse Human Identification of Mass Graves
121
The Role of Forensic Anthropologists in Mass Disasters and the Issues and Challenges in the Anthropological Identification of Mass Disaster Victims
141
The Application of Forensic Entomology to Mass Disasters
165
Developing Core Competencies in Disaster Medicine
175
National Association of Medical Examiners Mass Fatality Plan
389
About the Editors
447
About the Authors
449
Index
455
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Dr. Matthias I. Okoye, M.D., J.D. is a practicing physician and lawyer, and the Director of the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, Inc., and Nebraska Forensic Medical Services, P.C. He is Clinical Associate Professor of forensic pathology at Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska. He is also an adjunct professor of forensic medicine and pathology at several universities abroad. He was formerly the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. He is a consultant forensic pathologist with the State of Nebraska's Office of the Attorney General, and serves as a coroner's physician and forensic pathologist for several Nebraska counties. Dr. Okoye is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, U.S. Supreme Court, and several federal courts. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Board of Legal Medicine. He is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners and a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. He has lectured and published extensively in the fields of forensic sciences, legal medicine, forensic medicine and pathology.Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. is the former Coroner of Allegheny County, and one of the world's leading experts in forensic pathology. He has been consulted in numerous high profile cases. As a medical-legal expert, Dr. Wecht has performed approximately 16,000 autopsies and has supervised, reviewed or been consulted on approximately 36,000 additional postmortem examinations. Dr. Wecht is the Past President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American College of Legal Medicine. He is the author of more than 475 professional publications, along with the popular non-fiction books Cause of Death, Grave Secrets, Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?, Mortal Evidence and Tales from the Morgue.

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