About the book
Autopsy remains a benchmark in determining the cause of death and it is a vital tool for teaching anatomy to medical students. If the death is suspicious, the autopsy is performed with the intent of determining the cause and manner of the death although the death scene and autopsy may be horrifying for some people. Death scene investigation, post mortem examination, and autopsy are generally performed for the benefit of the living. A death investigation begins with body examination and evidence collection at the scene and proceeds through history, post mortem examination and autopsy, laboratory tests, and determining the cause and manner of death. Although forensic pathology is the oldest branch of the forensic sciences, today many branches of forensic sciences play a role in solving criminal death cases.
This book intends to present current perspectives on the autopsy procedure with death scene investigation and laboratory analysis steps. It is considered that this book will be useful for forensic pathologists, clinicians, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and medical students.