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Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice.


Forensic nursing; a handbook for practice.

Ed. by Rita M. Hammer et al.

Jones & Bartlett


879 pages




Hammer (forensic nursing, Quinnipiac University) et al. present a textbook in the new field of forensic nursing, which has come to the forefront in the wake of rising violence. Nurses, crime and forensics experts, and scholars from the US offer 27 chapters on theoretical foundations, the epidemiology of violence, collaboration within disciplines, ethical issues, and the American justice system. They focus on specific populations linked to sex offenders, domestic violence, abused children, youth and violence, arson, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Practical considerations center on death investigation, evidence collection and documentation, photography, sexual assault intervention, biological and DNA evidence, and internet crime. Correctional nursing, disasters and emergencies, public relations, leadership, public policy, and education round out the text. Appendices include legal issues, evidence collection guidelines, assessment tools, and internet resources.

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