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Ely, Gill Principles of Forensic Pathology

From Investigation to Certification

ISBN: 978-0-323-91796-4

Edition: 1st Ed.

Publication date: November 2022

Cover: Softcover

Pages: 510 p.

Publisher: Elsevier

Delivery times, dependent on availability and publisher: between 2 and 14 days from when you complete the order.


  • Presents a primary text that is ideal for daily forensic practice
  • Discusses how to properly investigate and certify death in a consistent and defensible way
  • Emphasizes best practices in the field, providing an approach that is in line with today's professional forensic pathology

Table of Contents:

  1. Forensic Pathology: Overview
  2. The Pathophysiology of Death
  3. Thinking Forensically: Planning, Anticipating, Observing, Documenting, Synthesizing, and Opining, in that Order
  4. Scenes
  5. The Autopsy
  6. The Pediatric Autopsy/Pathology/Unexplained Pediatric Deaths
  7. The Death Certificate: Putting It All Together
  8. Communication: We are in the Business of Communication and Every Word Matters
  9. The FP’s Public Health Role
  10. The Forensic Team: Investigators, Techs, Clerical and Safety
  11. Approach to Specific Types of Circumstances and Deaths
  12. Recent and Ongoing Technological Advancements in Forensic Pathology Practice