In cases of sexual assault, it is important that investigators and care providers be able to respond quickly and appropriately in examining survivors, not only to ensure their health and safety but also to preserve any physical evidence left by the perpetrator. In such cases, a convenient visual reference can provide valuable support to investigators in making a timely and accurate assessment.Physical Examinations in Sexual Assault Pocket Atlas, Vol. 1: Assault Historiesincludes over 500 full-color examination photos demonstrating both common and unusual findings in cases of sexual assault across the life span. These photos include case studies written by attending medical practitioners, providing valuable insight into findings in each particular case. With a convenient visual reference at the ready, sexual assault response team members in medicine, law enforcement, and in any other field involved with the investigation of sexual assault will be well prepared to make fast and effective assessments in the field.
About the Authors:
Diana Faugno, a Minnesota native, graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1973 with a degree in nursing and obtained an MSN in 2006. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments.
Mary Spencer is medical director of the Child Abuse Program and the Sexual Abuse Response Team at Palomar-Pomerado Health in North San Diego County. She received her BA from the University of Colorado and MD from the University of California-Los Angeles.
Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas.