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Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters [Hardcover]

By M.D. Matthias I. Okoye (Editor), Cyril H. Wecht (Editor), Steven C. Batterman (Contributor), Larry R. Bedore (Contributor) & John J. Buturla (Contributor)
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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 investigation
The role of law enforcement
DNA and TrueAllele Technology in identifying victims
Dental identification of victims
The role of the forensic pathologist
The role of the corner/medical examiner
The role of funeral directors and mortuary staff
Forensic engineering and mass disasters
Forensic anthropologists and mass disasters
Forensic toxicology and mass disasters
Forensic entomology and mass disasters
Core competencies in disaster medicine
Mass disaster litigation
Disaster management teams
Disaster management plans
Biological and chemical terrorism
Terrorist activity and the psychology behind it

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Item Specifications...

Pages   458
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 15, 2007
Publisher   Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. Inc. - eBooks Acco
ISBN  1933264411  
ISBN13  9781933264417  

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More About M.D. Matthias I. Okoye, Cyril H. Wecht, Steven C. Batterman, Larry R. Bedore & John J. Buturla

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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 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.

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1Books > Subjects > Law > General
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Crime & Criminals > Forensic Science
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Current Events > Disaster Relief
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Government > Public Policy

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