"From establishing identity to the close detective work of toxicologists and ballistics experts, Postmortem details the procedures that click into place once the victim of an unnatural or suspicious death is found. Color photographs and illustrations show the entire process to determine the why and how of an unnatural death: investigation of the death scene, external and internal autopsy procedures and, finally, establishing the cause and manner of death. Includes details of the latest technological and scientific advances that help solve mysterious deaths. Case studies of 10 famous (and infamous) deaths highlight how the scientific and technical investigations play out in real life. Profiles describe the roles and responsibilities of the postmortem team of experts, from the on-scene photographer to the autopsy technicians and the forensic anthropologist. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176) and index.
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