Academic Forensic Pathology

The Official Publication of the National Association of Medical Examiners

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  • Editor-In-Chief:  J. Keith Pinckard MD PhD
  • Associate Editor-In-Chief:   Nicholas I. Batalis MD
  • Publisher:   Emma O. Lew MD
  • Executive Director:   Evan W. Matshes MD FRCPC
  • Director of Operations:   Don Downey BA PMT
  • Editorial Director:   Lori Selanders BSc MSc
  • ISSN:   1925-3621
  • Frequency:   Quarterly
  • Issue:   December 2017
  • Title:   Advocacy
  • Volume 7 Issue 4
  • Guest Editor:   Matthew J. Bowes MD
Scientific Content
Contents of the entire issue

Author(s): Academic Forensic Pathology International

ABSTRACT:   This file contains the contents of the entire September 2017 issue. Higher resolution versions of the individual articles are available for separate download.

Invited Review
A Brief History of the Expert Witness

Author(s): Milroy Christopher M.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):516-526.

ABSTRACT:   Expert witnesses are now an accepted part of criminal and civil trials. The use of expert witnesses and the admissibility of their science has developed over the last...

Child Death Review: Past, Present, and Future

Author(s): Quinton Reade A.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):527-535.

ABSTRACT:   This article describes the current state of child death reviews (CDR) in the United States. The CDR process has evolved over almost 40 years from informal local...

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Certification in New York City: Intra-Agency Guideline Compliance and Variables that May Influence Death Certification

Author(s): Pasquale-Styles Melissa A.Regensburg MargaretBao Ruijun

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):536-550.

ABSTRACT:   IntroductionDifferences in certification of similar sudden infant deaths exists among forensic pathologists. This study sought to measure adherence to intra-agency...

The Promise of Molecular Autopsy in Forensic Pathology Practice

Author(s): Cunningham Kristopher S.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):551-566.

ABSTRACT:   Molecular autopsy is changing the practice of forensic pathology. Under some circumstances, one must contemplate the involvement of genetic factors to help explain why...

Medicolegal Death Investigation: Coroner and Forensic Pathology Functions and Processes in Victoria, Australia

Author(s): Ranson David L.Bugeja Lyndal

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):567-581.

ABSTRACT:   The medicolegal death investigation in Victoria, Australia is a traditional coroner system based on the model in England and Wales in the early 20th Century. In 1985,...

National Coronial Information System: Epidemiology and the Coroner in Australia

Author(s): Saar EvaBugeja LyndalRanson David L.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):582-590.

ABSTRACT:   The National Coronial Information System (NCIS) is the world’s first national Internet-based database of coronial information. It was established in Australia...

Beyond the Forensic Pathology Investigation: Improving Warfighter Survivability

Author(s): Mazuchowski Edward L.Jordan Christopher J.Finelli Louis N.Harcke Howard T.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):591-603.

ABSTRACT:   The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) conducts forensic pathology investigations in accordance with Title 10 U.S. Code 1471. Since 2004, the AFMES has...

Review Article
National Association of Medical Examiners Position Paper: Recommendations for the Definition, Investigation, Postmortem Examination, and Reporting of Deaths in Custody

Author(s): Mitchell Roger A.Diaz FranciscoGoldfogel Gary A.Fajardo MarkFiore Stephany E.Henson Tanisha V.Jordan Michelle A.Kelley SeanLuzi ScottQuinn MeganWolf Dwayne A.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):604-618.

ABSTRACT:   The National Association of Medical Examiners commissioned an ad hoc committee to provide recommendations for the investigation, examination, and reporting of deaths...

Comparison of Injury Patterns In Consensual and Nonconsensual Sex: Is It Possible to Determine If Consent Was Given?

Author(s): Song Sung HoonFernandes John R.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):619-631.

ABSTRACT:   Matters of sexual consent and sexual assault are hotly debated issues among professionals and laypersons alike. A widespread misconception of sexual assault is that...

Original Article
Carfentanil and Current Opioid Trends in Summit County, Ohio

Author(s): Waite KristyDeeken AmyPerch SteveKohler Lisa J.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):632-639.

ABSTRACT:   IntroductionThe Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office (SCMEO) observed 52 unexplained deaths during the month of July 2016 in which drug overdose was suspected. A...

Opioid-Associated Deaths in South Carolina, 2013–2016: A Retrospective Review

Author(s): Butler Daniel C.Batalis Nicholas I.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):640-648.

ABSTRACT:   IntroductionRising rates of opioid abuse in the United States have generated an overdose epidemic. Particularly in the last few years, many offices across the country...

Parachute Deaths in Southern Arizona

Author(s): Cronin RoseWinston David C.

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):649-656.

ABSTRACT:   IntroductionParachuting is said to be a relatively safe activity. We sought to undertake a study to assess parachute-related deaths in our jurisdiction.MethodsA...

Case of the Month
A Pediatric Case of Diffuse Glioma Diagnosed at Autopsy

Author(s): Ross JenniferOlar AdrianaFuller Christine

Citation: Acad Forensic Pathol. 2017 Nov; 7(4):657-666.

ABSTRACT:   Sudden death from an undiagnosed primary intracranial neoplasm is extremely uncommon and even rarer in the pediatric population. Gliomatosis cerebri (GC) represents a...


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