eBook Forensic Epidemiology, 1st Edition

  • Michael Freeman
  • Maurice Zeegers
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  • ISBN-10: 0124046444
  • ISBN-13: 9780124046443
  • DDC: 614.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 434 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016
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Overview

Determination of the cause of injury or disease is a key issue in virtually all criminal and civil actions, and one that is often vigorously contested. This book presents the legal and scientific theories underlying the methods by which risk is used in the investigation of individual causation. The title is geared towards legal, forensic, and scientific communities involved in the evaluation of specific causal relationships and it provides historical perspective on how epidemiologic evidence of causation has been used in U.S. and European courts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Contributors.
Introduction.
Principles of Forensic Epidemiology.
1: Legal Considerations of Forensic Applications of Epidemiology in the United States.
2: Epidemiologic Evidence in Toxic Torts.
3: Methods Used in Forensic Epidemiologic Analysis.
4: Causation in Epidemiology and Law.
5: The Role of the Expert Witness.
Auxiliary Forensic Disciplines.
6: Forensic Pathology.
7: Death Investigation.
8: Injury Biomechanics.
9: Biomechanical, Epidemiologic, and Forensic Considerations of Pediatric Head Injuries.
10: Survival Analysis.
Applications of Forensic Epidemiology.
11: Traffic Injury Investigation.
12: Traffic Injury Investigation: Product Defects.
13: Product Defect/Liability Investigation.
14: Medical Negligence Investigation.
15: Criminal Investigation.
Glossary.
Author Index.
Subject Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
List of Contributors.
Introduction.
Principles of Forensic Epidemiology.
1: Legal Considerations of Forensic Applications of Epidemiology in the United States.
2: Epidemiologic Evidence in Toxic Torts.
3: Methods Used in Forensic Epidemiologic Analysis.
4: Causation in Epidemiology and Law.
5: The Role of the Expert Witness.
Auxiliary Forensic Disciplines.
6: Forensic Pathology.
7: Death Investigation.
8: Injury Biomechanics.
9: Biomechanical, Epidemiologic, and Forensic Considerations of Pediatric Head Injuries.
10: Survival Analysis.
Applications of Forensic Epidemiology.
11: Traffic Injury Investigation.
12: Traffic Injury Investigation: Product Defects.
13: Product Defect/Liability Investigation.
14: Medical Negligence Investigation.
15: Criminal Investigation.
Glossary.
Author Index.
Subject Index.