A definitive text reference for learning or training in medicolegal death investigation
Essentials of Medicolegal Death Investigation uses a unique approach by combining medical issues and injury patterns, and investigative procedures to provide the reader with the basic fundamentals for a death investigation. The text introduces the reader to death investigation, common causes of death, and very specific types of death, including blunt-force injuries, gunshot wounds, and toxicology deaths. Each section includes case studieswith written and visual descriptions. Written by a well-known and experienced medicolegal death investigator, Essentials of Medicolegal Death Investigation fills a void in medicolegal literature for both students and professionals alike.
- A valuable guide to the interpretation of medical death investigation for practitioners and students.
- Coverage of the following circumstances in death investigations: Asphyxiation, Blunt-Force Injuries, Sharp-Force Injuries, Gunshot Wounds, Toxicology Deaths and Natural Causes.
- Each section includes case studies with written and visual descriptions and discussion, as well as up-to-date literature review
Matthew Lunn, MS, F-ABMDI, is a medical investigator and criminologist in the Denver metro area with extensive experience in the investigation of violent and high profile deaths having been an invited speaker at local, stateand national trainings. In service to the profession, Mr. Lunn is the current Vice President for the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI), a Director for the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board(FSAB), is active on multiple committees for the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and is appointed to multiple federal initiatives related to medicolegal death investigation. Mr. Lunn did his undergraduatestudies at Iowa State University, earned his Master of Science at Regis University, and is completing his PhD at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Affiliations and Expertise
Binghamton University, a State University of New York - Decker School of Nursing and University of Colorado, Colorado Springs School of Public Affairs
Chapter 1: Introduction to Death Investigation
Chapter 2: Death Scene Basics
Chapter 3: Cause and Manner of Death
Chapter 4: Common Natural Diseases and Disorders
Chapter 5; Asphyxiation
Chapter 6: Blunt-Force Injuries
Chapter 7: Sharp-Force Injuries
Chapter 8: Gunshot Wounds
Chapter 9: Toxicology Deaths
Chapter 10: Special Death Investigations
Chapter 11: Ethic/Legal issues
Chapter 12: Working with Families