Pediatric Strangulation: What You Need to Know

NONFATAL STRANGULATION OF CHILDREN is often under-estimated, under-reported, and under-researched. This article will review pediatric head and neck anatomy that impacts risks related to strangulation; how child victims of strangulation commonly present; common exam findings; and any recommendations for the clinical evaluation of children.

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Scene Examination in Cases of Sharp Force Trauma

A SCENE IN WHICH THE DECEASED IS DISCOVERED and has sustained sharp force wounds is usually associated with significant blood on and around the body and requires careful assessment of the quantity and the distribution of the blood together with other scene findings to assist in attempting to reconstruct the events leading to death. It is therefore vital that the scene and/or scenes be identified and protected to allow uninterrupted examination by the investigating team and prevent or minimize contamination by uninvited persons.

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Detecting Doctored Documents

IN THIS EVER-PROGRESSING AGE of technological advancement, more and more we witness the old remnants of technologies recede into history. It now appears, in the advent of the modern era, that print is endangered. Personal computers with access to the internet now permeate the daily life of people across the world, offering easy access to literature that only decades before would have required printing. Your very reading of this article demonstrates that point.

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360 Degree Chain of Custody

REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU FIT on the political spectrum, the cultural environment for law enforcement and investigative work is changing across the country. For most of our history, and for much of the population, trust in law enforcement was presumed—and the work product of law enforcement investigations was rarely challenged. In that environment, chain of custody was almost a binary issue: you either have it or you don’t.

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Tool Kit

Check into the June edition of Tool Kit to find the latest product news for crime scene and laboratory professionals.

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Editorial

ONE OF THE CHALLENGES of writing and editing a magazine is telling a story in a relatively small amount of space. Sometimes it seems like there is never enough room to say everything that needs to be said. I find myself making tough decisions about what parts stay and what parts go.

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