Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters

Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters by Matthias I. Okoye, Cyril H. Wecht epub pdf fb2

Title: Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters
Author: Matthias I. Okoye, Cyril H. Wecht
ISBN10: 1933264411
ISBN13: 978-1933264417
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co.; 1 edition (October 15, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Criminal Law
Size PDF: 1634 kb
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Pages: 458 pages
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Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters by Matthias I. Okoye, Cyril H. Wecht


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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. Topics Include:Scene investigationThe role of law enforcementDNA and TrueAllele ® Technology in identifying victimsDental identification of victimsThe role of the forensic pathologistThe role of the corner/medical examinerThe role of funeral directors and mortuary staffForensic engineering and mass disastersForensic anthropologists and mass disastersForensic toxicology and mass disastersForensic entomology and mass disastersCore competencies in disaster medicineMass disaster litigationDisaster management teamsDisaster management plansBiological and chemical terrorismTerrorist activity and the psychology behind it