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Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters

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  • Author: Matthias I. Okoye, Cyril H. Wecht
  • ISBN 10: 1-933264-41-1
  • ISBN 13: 978-1933264-41-7
  • Copyright Date Ed: October 15, 2007
  • Pages: 458 pages
  • Binding Information: Hardcover
  • Size: 6 ✕ 9 Inches (US)

This 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 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 of 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.

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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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Scene Investigation: The Role of Law Enforcement and Forensic Scientists in Bioterrorism and Mass Disasters

Chapter 2. Mass Casualty Identification through DNA Analysis: Overview, Problems, and Pitfalls

Chapter 3. Identifying Human Remains Using TrueAllele® Technology.

Chapter 4. Dental Identifications in Mass Disaster Investigations

Chapter 5. The Role of the Forensic Pathologist in a Mass Disaster

Chapter 6. The Role of the Coroner/Medical Examiner After a Mass Disaster

Chapter 7. Medical Examiners, Coroners, and Biological Terrorism: A Guidebook for Surveillance and Case Management

Chapter 8. The Role of Funeral Directors and Mortuary Personnel within the DMORT Operations in Mass Disasters

Chapter 9. Forensic Engineering in Mass Disasters:Analysis, Prevention, and Mitigation

Chapter 10. Psychopathy, Media and the Psychology at the Root of Terrorism and Mass Disasters

Chapter 11. Current Trends in Forensic Investigations of Human Rights Abuse: Human Identification of Mass Graves

Chapter 12. The Role of Forensic Anthropologists in Mass Disasters and the Issues and Challenges in the Anthropological Identification of Mass Disaster Victims

Chapter 13. The Application of Forensic Entomology to Mass Disasters

Chapter 14. Developing Core Competencies in Disaster Medicine

Chapter 15. Mass Disaster Litigation in the United States

Chapter 16. Recent Air Crashes in Nigeria: Legal Considerations

Chapter 17. Recent Mass Disasters in West Africa: The Urgent Need for Training Forensic Experts in Africa

Chapter 18. Forensic Toxicology in Mass Disasters:From Specimen Preservation to Toxic Truth

Chapter 19. Survival Time and Activity Prior to Death in Fatal Head Trauma

Chapter 20. Survival Time and Activity Prior to Death in Fatal Trauma to the Body and Limbs

Chapter 21. Florida’s Disaster Fatality Management Team

Chapter 22. Public Health Aspects and Preventive Measures

Appendix A. National Association of Medical Examiners Mass Fatality Plan

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