Date added: 2.3.2015
Although there have been several books written on the subject of Body and weapon/evidence Recovery, none have focused on diver safety and human anatomy to the degree that this book has. The author has focused on diver safety issues that include safety practices found in the commercial diving industry as well as OSHA and the United States Coast Guard. The information base is not only diverse but very informative to the reader/student. This book covers issues regarding the Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act (HIPPA) that has yet to be considered in any other diving related text. The importance of victim confidentiality is extended in the area of Underwater Forensics Research due to the fact that this level of diver training includes both medical and legal guidelines. The information provided in this section is informative and easily understood by the reader. Underwater Forensics Research provides the reader with an informative section in forensics which includes but is not limited to post mortem physiology. The author explains each stage of post mortem changes as well as important procedural considerations for documentation with regard to authorized chain of custody and related issues. The glossary of terms covers every detail of the book while providing the reader with an easy to understand explanation of each term used. The reader will be surprised with how easy this book is to understand. Although the book is extensive in information, you will find that it is rather uncomplicated in reading. This book is just as informative for a judge as it is for the physician and professional diver/student. This book would be an invaluable asset for any law enforcement agency, medical examiners office, emergency department, first responder/Medic, professional diver/s, RN, LPN, teacher and those interested in hyperbaric exposure. Underwater Forensics Research: Commercial Scientific Diving by Mack S. House Jr.