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Forensic aspects of death

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk and Jason Payne-James

in Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199229949
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729812 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199229949.003.0002

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Forensic aspects of death

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Definition and diagnosis of death - Changes after death: lividity - Rigor mortis - Changes after death: decomposition - Time interval since death - Death scene investigation - The coroner system in England and Wales - Coroners inquest - Fatal accident inquiry in Scotland - Homicide - Serial killers - Suicide - Dyadic death - Sudden death from natural causes - Accidents as a cause of death - Environmental causes of death - Deaths during sport - Specific sport-related deaths - Cardiovascular collapse during exercise - Trauma scoring

Chapter.  11043 words. 

Subjects: Forensic Medicine

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