1. Reasoning Backwards 2. Sherlock and His Successors 3. Categorical Intuitive Deduction 4. How Detective Fiction Turned Into Medical Science 5. Good Cop, Bad Cop 6. You Don't Know What You Don't Know 7. Can't Shake This Feeling 8. The Emperor Wears No Clothes 9. Broken Bones in Babies 10. The Unified Hypothesis 11. Failing the Infamous 12. The Deadly Bed 13. Failing the Numerous Not-So-Infamous 14. The Double Dip 15. Modern-Day Sherlocks 16. The Battered Football Player Syndrome 17. Tree People and Forest People 18. The Perils of Pediatric Forensic Pathology 19. Kayakers, Spider Bites, Jack the Ripper, and Speaking for the Dead 20. CSI, Adam Ruins Forensic Science, Forensic Tree Teams, and a Bridge in Melbourne 21. Confessions of a Former Chief Medical Examiner
Dr. Thomas W. Young, a forensic pathologist and full-time forensic doctor for nearly thirty years, has testified in court over 460 times both as a prosecution and defense expert. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the National Association of Medical Examiners: two organizations that represent the mainstream of forensic science and pathology. He has written extensively and been published peer-reviewed journals. He served as a chief medical examiner successfully for nearly 12 years and is a former director of a training program in forensic pathology. As a forensic practitioner, what makes him uniquely qualified to write this book are not only his credentials, his research on real-world trials and case studies, his examination of current practices, and his close study of deductive and inductive logic. Thanks to his years as a chief medical examiner and as a current independent forensic pathology consultant, Dr. Young has a deep understanding of the problem about which he writes.