Death Investigation Systems

Decomposition, Patterns, and Rates

Murray Marks, M. A. Tersigni-Tarrant

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Abstract

Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into a much simpler form of matter. This chapter describes decomposition rates and stages, and a description of time since death estimation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages8-12
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780128000557
ISBN (Print)9780128000342
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StatePublished - Nov 4 2015

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Marks, M., & Tersigni-Tarrant, M. A. (2015). Death Investigation Systems: Decomposition, Patterns, and Rates. In Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Second Edition (pp. 8-12). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800034-2.00135-X

Death Investigation Systems : Decomposition, Patterns, and Rates. / Marks, Murray; Tersigni-Tarrant, M. A.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. p. 8-12.

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Marks, M & Tersigni-Tarrant, MA 2015, Death Investigation Systems: Decomposition, Patterns, and Rates. in Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., pp. 8-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800034-2.00135-X
Marks M, Tersigni-Tarrant MA. Death Investigation Systems: Decomposition, Patterns, and Rates. In Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc. 2015. p. 8-12 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800034-2.00135-X
Marks, Murray ; Tersigni-Tarrant, M. A. / Death Investigation Systems : Decomposition, Patterns, and Rates. Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. pp. 8-12
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