Essentials Of Medicolegal Death Investigation by Matthew M. Lunn

Essentials Of Medicolegal Death Investigation

byMatthew M. Lunn

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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Essentials of Medicolegal Death Investigationuses a unique approach by combining medical issues, injury patterns, and investigative procedures to provide the reader with the basic fundamentals for a death investigation. The text introduces the reader to death investigation, common causes of death, and very specific types of death, including blunt-force injuries, gunshot wounds, and toxicology deaths. Each section includes case studies with written and visual descriptions. Written by a well-known and experienced medicolegal death investigator,the book fills a void in medicolegal literature for both students and professionals alike.



  • Provides a valuable guide to the interpretation of medical death investigation for practitioners and students
  • Covers the following circumstances in death investigations: asphyxiation, blunt-force injuries, sharp-force injuries, gunshot wounds, toxicology deaths, and natural causes
  • Includes case studies with written and visual descriptions and discussion, as well as up-to-date literature review

About The Author

Matthew Lunn, MS, F-ABMDI, is a medical investigator and criminologist in the Denver metro area with extensive experience in the investigation of violent and high profile deaths having been an invited speaker at local, state and national trainings. In service to the profession, Mr. Lunn is the current Vice President for the American Bo...

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Title:Essentials Of Medicolegal Death InvestigationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:206 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128036419

ISBN - 13:9780128036419

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Death Investigation

Chapter 2. Death Scene Basics

Chapter 3. Cause and Manner of Death

Chapter 4. Common Natural Diseases and Disorders

Chapter 5. Asphyxiation

Chapter 6. Blunt-Force Injuries

Chapter 7. Sharp-Force Injuries

Chapter 8. Gunshot Wounds

Chapter 9. Toxicology Deaths

Chapter 10. Special Death Investigations

Chapter 11. Ethic/Legal Issues

Chapter 12. Working With Families