5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2003
This book is a guide to forensic pathology primarily aimed at medical professionals (or students): even though it's supposed to be aimed at non-medical forensic officers as well, I think they might find the medical terminology used a bit difficult, if they haven't had any previous exposition to it.
Apart from that, the book oviously examines different causes of death (with clear examples) from the point of view of crime scene investigation and post-mortem examination: it even has a few colour illustrations, even though most of the pictures are actually in black & white (definitely a flaw for a pathology book).
Being detailed and very informative, though not always clear and well-strctured, this books surely deserves attention from anyone seriously interested in the field.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 August 2006
A fantastic book for many people. I practice as a Forensic Engineer and I regularly reference this book. I have even been able to leave it in the hands of barristers who have carried out successful cross-examinations of medical witnesses in trials.
It is practical, informative, interesting, factual. Whether a practicioner of whatever discipline, or simply an interested bystander, this is a valuable book.
Buy the book, and when you pay for it make a charitable contribution to boot. Worth every penny (cent). Go spend, read, be informed.