Methods in forensic neuropathology -- Brief review of the anatomy of the head, spine, brain, and spinal cord -- External examination of the head, neck and spine -- Basic traumatic injuries and definition of common lesions -- Biomechanics of injury -- Traumatic brain injuries and dural hemorrhages -- Traumatic lesions of the brain -- Brain edema, increased intracranial pressure, and herniations -- Projectile and explosive injuries of the central nervous system -- Vascular diseases in forensic neuropathology -- Global vascular and metabolic injuries of the brain -- Lesions of the spinal cord -- Forensic aspects of brain tumors -- Sudden death of central nervous system origin in adults -- Sudden unexpected infant deaths -- Neuropathology of brain trauma in infants and children -- Ophthalmic pathologic findings in infantile traumatic brain injury -- Infections of the central nervous system -- Diseases of myelin -- Neurodegenerative diseases -- Elder abuse and neglect -- Intoxications -- New applications of postmortem neuroradiology in the forensic investigation of death -- Artifacts and mimickers. This book is written for pathologists and trainees in forensic pathology and neuropathology who will have to conduct forensic neuropathology autopsies. It will provide them with the basic knowledge to conduct a thorough postmortem examination of the nervous system, describe and document the relevant pathological changes, and interpret these findings in a way that will be helpful in determining the cause and manner of death. Great importance will be placed on the objective and rigorous documentation of the pathological findings, because many of these autopsy reports will be re-examined in the context of legal inquiries and proceedings. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, an image bank, and additional e-figures.