While examining suspected sexual assault survivors, it is important that investigators be able to accurately assess not only for those findings indicative of assault but also for normal or otherwise nonassaultive findings. The difference between normal and assaultive findings may be subtle, and assessing for normal findings in cases of suspected sexual violence may be challenging. That being the case, sexual assault investigators of every variety can benefit from a fast and accessible reference to support their evaluations.Physical Examinations in Sexual Assault Pocket Atlas, Volume 2: Nonassault Variants and Normal Findingsprovides a quick and convenient visual reference for normal and nonassault findings in suspected survivors. This light-weight and pocket-sized photographic atlas includes more than 500 full-color exam photographs and corresponding case studies written by expert investigators. Readers in medicine, law enforcement, and any organizations affiliated with sexual assault investigations will benefit from an extensive and accessible visual catalog of normal physical findings.
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.