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The object of this book is to aid policemen, coroners and other officials in the investigation of deaths from unnatural causes. Special and detailed attention is given to the proper examination where and when the dead body is first found. Information of essential significance may be lost and the solution of vital problems prevented if this first examination is not done in the right way. The language is suitable, and the illustrations are instructive and realistic. The book will be of great value to all who must investigate apparently violent deaths, including practitioners who may be called on to make examinations in such cases. "Never touch, change or alter anything until identified, measured and photographed. Remember that when a body or an article has been moved it can never be restored to its original position." This is the golden rule for investigation in cases of suspected homicide, but the principle
Homicide Investigation: Practical Information for Coroners, Police Officers, and Other Investigators. JAMA. 1944;125(15):1071. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850330069028