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Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters

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Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters

The twenty-two chapters of this book cover diverse topics from forensic investigation into the cause of the disaster, to identifying and handling the deceased, to legal considerations.

By Matthias Okoye,

Cyril H. Wecht,

ISBN: 9781933264417

Retail price: $99.00   $69.95

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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.

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

Copyright Date Ed:  October 15, 2007
Pages: 
458
Size: 
6" X 9" Inches

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