Forensic Pathology by Max M. HouckForensic Pathology by Max M. Houck

Forensic Pathology

byMax M. Houck

Hardcover | October 11, 2016

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Forensic Pathology, the latest volume in the Advanced Forensic Science series that grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report serves as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching forensic pathology, and is an excellent reference for forensic pathologists' libraries or for use in their casework.

Coverage includes postmortem interval, autopsy, trauma, causes of death, identification, and professional issues. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, this series provides a long overdue solution for the forensic science community.

  • Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of forensic pathology
  • Contains sections on postmortem interval, autopsy, trauma, causes of death, and identification
  • Includes a section on professional issues, such as crime scene to court, expert witness testimony, health and safety, deaths in custody, and suicide
  • Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion questions, and additional reading suggestions
Dr. Max M. Houck is an internationally-recognized forensic expert with research interests in forensic science, education, and the forensic enterprise and its industries. He has worked in all aspects of forensic science, including at the FBI Laboratory. Dr. Houck has published widely in books and peer-reviewed journals. His anthropology...
Title:Forensic PathologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:436 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128022612

ISBN - 13:9780128022610

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Overview


Principles of Forensic Science

Forensic Classification of Evidence

Interpretation/The Comparative Method

Clinical Forensic Medicine Overview

Forensic Pathology Principles and Overview

History of Forensic Sciences

Key Terms

Review Questions

Discussion Questions

Section 2. Postmortem Interval


Postmortem Interval

Early and Late Postmortem Changes

Estimation of the Time Since Death

Vital Reactions and Wound Healing

Key Terms

Review Questions

Discussion Questions

Section 3. Autopsy


External Postmortem Examination



Postmortem Imaging

Key Terms

Review Questions

Discussion Questions

Section 4. Trauma


Blunt Injury

Burns and Scalds

Asphyctic Deaths Overview and Pathophysiology


Traumatic and Postural Asphyxia, Physical Restraint

Immersion Deaths

Sharp Trauma

Systemic Response to Trauma

Gunshot Wounds

Domestic Violence

Child Abuse

Defense Wounds

Self-Inflicted Injury


Traffic Injuries and Deaths

Key Terms

Review Questions

Discussion Questions

Section 5. Causes of Death


Sudden Natural Death

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Electrocution and Lightning Strike

Deaths Associated with Medical Procedures


Key Terms

Review Questions

Discussion Questions

Section 6. Identification



Forensic Age Estimation

Personal Identification in Forensic Anthropology

Identification of the Living

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

Disaster Victim Identification

Airplane Crashes and Other Mass Disasters

Key Terms

Review Questions

Discussion Questions

Section 7. Professional Issues


Crime Scene to Court

Expert Witness Qualifications and Testimony

Health and Safety

Deaths in Custody


National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)

Key Terms

Review Questions

Discussion Questions