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Author Rogers, Ernest.

Title Veterinary Forensics : Investigation, Evidence Collection, and Expert Testimony
Edition 1st ed
Published Milton : Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2017
©2018
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Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Editors -- Contributors -- Chapter 1: An Introduction to Animal Abuse and Associated Human Behaviors -- Introduction -- Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse -- Hoarding -- Blood Sports -- Dog Fighting -- Trunking -- Cockfighting -- Failure to Obtain Veterinary Care and Insufficient Care -- Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy -- Ritual Associated Abuse -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2: Crime Scene Investigation -- Introduction -- Actions of First Responders -- Establishing Boundaries -- Response and Arrival of Investigator -- Developing a Methodology -- Establishing a Pattern -- Search Warrants -- Working the Crime Scene -- Notes -- Photography -- Videography -- Evidence Placards -- Sketching the Scene -- Search and Seizure -- Evidence Collection -- Final Walk-Through -- Follow-Up -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: Videography -- Introduction -- Types of Videos Used in Animal Cruelty Investigations -- Handling the Video -- Assessment of the Video -- Watch the Video (Step 1) -- Perform a Visual Examination of the Animal (Step 2) -- Characterize the Abnormalities (Step 3) -- Formulate the Expert Opinion (Step 4) -- Maltreatment, Injury, Illness, and Pain -- Suffering -- Communicate the Expert Opinion (Step 5) -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 4: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis -- Introduction -- History of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis -- The Role of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis -- Biology/Physiology/Anatomy -- Scene and Evidence Precautions -- Categories of Bloodstains -- Passive Bloodstains -- Contact Patterns -- Flow Patterns -- Drops and Free-Falling Volumes -- Saturation/Pooling -- Spatter Bloodstains -- Impact Spatter -- Projected -- Altered Bloodstains -- Clotted Blood -- Diluted Bloodstains -- Dried Bloodstains
Diffused/Capillary Action Bloodstains -- Insects (and Other Animals) -- Sequenced -- Void Patterns -- Estimating the Volume of Blood Loss -- Documentation -- Presumptive Testing and Chemical Enhancement -- Evaluating a Bloodstain Case -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5: Forensic Physical Examination of the Cat and Dog -- Introduction -- The Forensic Examination -- History -- Signalment -- Subjective -- Behavior -- Body Condition Scoring -- Pain Scoring -- Objective -- Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat -- Cardiovascular/Respiratory Systems -- Gastrointestinal System -- Musculoskeletal System -- Urogenital System -- Integumentary System -- Assessment -- Accidents and Diseases That Mimic Animal Cruelty -- Plan -- Ancillary Testing -- Documenting Evidence -- Photography and Videography -- Evidence Handling -- Large-Scale Cases -- Planning -- Triage/Survey/Walk-Through -- Examination -- Data Collection -- Assessment/Data Analysis -- Conclusions/Report of Findings -- Case Summary Document -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6: Forensic Physical Examination of Large Animals -- Introduction -- Assessment of the Physical Environment in Forensic Investigations -- Open Air Enclosures -- Fencing -- Indoor Housing -- Feed -- Individual Animal Identification -- Body Condition Score -- Medical Record -- Refeeding Syndrome -- Nonaccidental and Other Forms of Traumatic Injury -- Predator Attacks -- Exposure to Toxic Substances -- Horses -- Special Circumstances -- Soring -- Gingering -- Alcohol Epidural -- Drugs and Other Banned Substances -- Cattle -- Small Ruminants: Sheep, Goats, South American Camelids -- Swine -- Commercial Pigs -- Miniature Pigs -- Poultry -- Cockfighting -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7: The Forensic Necropsy -- Introduction -- Cause and Manner of Death -- The Forensic Necropsy Procedure -- External Examination
Features of Dog and Cat Bitemarks -- Excluded versus Not Excluded -- Organized Dog Fighting versus Spontaneous Dog Fighting -- DNA Analysis -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 11: DNA Evidence Collection and Analysis -- Introduction -- Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA -- Nuclear DNA Profiles -- Mitochondrial DNA Profiles -- Methods of Collection -- Live Animals -- Postmortem Specimen Collection -- Crime Scene Evidence -- Laboratory Processing -- Contamination -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12: Animal Behavior for the Forensics Specialist -- Introduction -- Assessing an Animal's Body Language -- Canine Body Language -- Feline Body Language -- Equine Body Language -- Physiological States -- Psychological States -- Behavioral Manifestations of Fear, Anxiety, and Stress -- Behavioral Assessment/Temperament Tests -- Evaluation of Dogs from Specific Situations -- Abused Animals -- Hoarding -- Commercial Breeding Enterprises ("Puppy Mills") -- Documentation of Behavioral Evidence -- Consistency in Terminology -- Consistency in "Testing," Documentation, and "Grading" -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 13: Veterinary Forensic Toxicology -- Introduction -- Scope and Range of Practice -- Toxicokinetics and Toxicodynamics -- Forensic Investigations -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 14: Animal Sexual Abuse -- Introduction -- Incidence of Animal Sexual Abuse -- Social and Psychological Context -- Animal Sexual Assault Victims -- Examination of the Sexually Abused Animal -- Forensic Physical Examination -- Forensic Necropsy -- Pathology of Animal Sexual Abuse -- Exculpatory Findings -- Specialized Techniques -- Diagnostic Imaging -- Alternate Light Source Examination -- Evaluation for Spermatozoa -- Tests for Seminal Fluid -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 15: Agroterrorism -- Introduction -- Weapons of the Agroterrorist
Internal Examination -- Special Considerations for the Internal Examination -- Organ/Tissue Analysis and Special Collection Procedures -- Specialized Forensic Necropsy Procedures -- Radiological Studies -- Histopathology -- Skeletal Remains -- Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology Studies -- Toxicology Studies -- Patterns of Injuries -- Projectile Injuries -- Blunt Force Injuries -- Abrasions -- Contusions -- Lacerations -- Bone Fractures -- Sharp Force Injuries -- Asphyxiation -- Suffocation -- Strangulation -- Drowning -- Thermal Injuries -- Emaciation -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 8: Postmortem Changes and the Estimation of Time Since Death -- Introduction -- Standard Progression of Postmortem Changes -- Body Cooling -- Lividity -- Muscle Rigidity -- Decomposition -- Mummification -- Methods for Estimating Time Since Death -- Gross Changes -- Field Application -- Temperature-Based Methods -- Field Application -- Entomology -- Field Application -- Botany -- Field Application -- Laboratory Methods -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 9: Veterinary Forensic Radiology and Imaging -- Introduction -- Radiography in Forensics -- Ultrasonography in Forensics -- Computed Tomography in Forensics -- Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Forensics -- Radiographic Signs of Trauma and Neglect -- Soft Tissue and Skeletal Injury -- Thoracic and Abdominal Injury -- Intracranial Trauma -- Projectile Trauma -- Drowning and Strangulation -- Body Condition -- Bone Healing and Distinguishing Perimortem and Postmortem Trauma -- Poisoning and Foreign Objects -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10: Bitemarks -- Introduction -- Dental Anatomy -- Canine -- Feline -- Examination of the Animal -- Examination of the Bite Victim -- Examination of the Suspect Biter -- Impressions -- Study Models or Casts -- Sample Bite -- Interpretation of Bitemarks
Possible Signs of Agroterrorism -- Security/Investigation Considerations Related to Agroterrorism -- Response to Possible Terrorist Activity -- Government Agencies -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 16: The Judicial System -- Introduction -- The Courtroom -- Jury Trials -- Bench Trials -- Witnesses -- Assisting Counsel as an Expert Witness -- Evidence -- Animal Cruelty Laws -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 17: Expert Witness Testimony and Report Writing -- Introduction -- Testifying Witness and the Expert Witness -- Testifying (Fact) Witness -- Expert Witness -- Consulting Expert -- Guidelines for Courtroom Testimony -- Frye Test -- Daubert Test -- Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) -- Risks, Liabilities, and Benefits of Assisting the Legal System -- The Written Report -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
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Subject Veterinary forensic medicine.
Veterinary forensic medicine.
Form Electronic book
Author Stern, Adam W.
ISBN 1351649469
9781351649469