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Author Leestma, Jan E.

Title Forensic neuropathology / Jan E. Leestma
Edition 3rd ed
Published Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ©2014


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 789 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Contents; Foreword to the Second Edition; Foreword to the Third Edition; Preface; Acknowledgments; Author; Contributors; Chapter 1: Pathology and Neuropathology in the Forensic Setting; Chapter 2: Scientific Evidence and the Courts; Chapter 3: Forensic Aspects of Adult and General Neuropathology; Chapter 4: General Forensic Neuropathology of Infants and Children; Chapter 5: Forensic Aspects of Intracranial Equilibria; Chapter 6: Physical Injury to the Nervous System; Chapter 7: Child Abuse : Neuropathology Perspectives; Chapter 8: Gunshot, Penetrating, and Blast-Related Injuries to the Nervous SystemChapter 9: Forensic Aspects of Complex Neural Functions; Index; Back Cover
Summary "The field of forensic neuropathology covers such controversial topics as the effects of repeated brain trauma in football players and how babies probably cannot die from being shaken. Jan Leestma is one of the most respected voices in this area. A timely update to his classic reference, Forensic Neuropathology: Third Edition presents an encyclopedic exposition of neuropathological conditions that may have forensic import. Reflecting the latest research, this edition includes expanded sections on multiple trauma, one punch/one hit arterial injuries, and the physiology of respiratory control. It presents new perspectives and rules regarding expert testimony and evidence admissibility occasioned by Daubert and related Supreme Court cases. The book explores how these rulings affect forensic pathologists, neuropathologists, and other potential experts as well as how they interact with the legal system. Several chapters examine the mechanisms and pathophysiology of neuropathological conditions and discuss the biomechanical basis for neurological injury. Where possible, aging and dating methodology is included for various processes. More than 325 updated full-color illustrations complement the text along with diagrams, tables, and figures that illustrate the textual material and can be useful as exhibits in court. An extensive bibliography provides background information and facilitates further research."--Publisher's info
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Forensic neurology.
Forensic neuropsychology -- Case studies
Forensic Pathology -- methods
Central Nervous System -- pathology
Trauma, Nervous System -- pathology
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Forensic neurology
Forensic neuropsychology
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781439887516