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775 pages, 1735 images, 21 contributorsSexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span: A Color Atlas contains more than 1700 photographs taken in forensic examinations conducted by teams of medical practitioners and investigative personnel. This comprehensive photographic reference offers authentic clinical examples of physical findings in cases of sexual assault across the life span.For ease of access, this atlas is divided into 7 sections representing victims at every stage of life. Detailed case studies of patients from infancy to old age include descriptions and assessments of both verified cases of sexual assault and nonassault variants for comparison. Corresponding sets of full-color exam photos demonstrate key findings indicative of either sexual assault or nonassaultive sexual contact. These cases address female and male victims and include examples of a wide variety of assaultive injuries and other types of physical evidence associated with sexual assault.Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span: A Color Atlas was designed and edited by a diverse team of medical doctors, forensic nurses and nurse practitioners, law enforcement professionals, attorneys, and victim advocates. Readers from those fields and from all other branches of the multidisciplinary team will find this broad and comprehensive atlas an essential tool for the investigation of and response to cases of sexual assault in victims of every age.
Acerca de Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD

Angelo Giardino, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in pediatrics. Angelo Giardino was 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. Angelo Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Angelo Giardino became the assistant, and then the associate, medical director at Health Partners of Philadelphia, where he had primary responsibility for utilization management, intensive case management, and health care data analysis. He also shared responsibility for the plan's quality improvement program. Additionally, he began the Child Abuse and Neglect Team for Children with Special Health Care Needs, which was funded by a three-year grant from a local philanthropy. In 1998, he was appointed associate chair of clinical operations in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and in June of 1999 he was asked to chair the CHOP Quality Committee. These accomplishments are only a few of his career.

Acerca de Mary J. Spencer, MD

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. After medical school, Dr. Spencer completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UCLA and worked as an assistant professor at the school until 1982. Currently, she is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California-San Diego and has a private practice in pediatric and infectious disease medicine in Escondido.

Acerca de Diana K. Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN

Diana Faugno, a Minnesota native, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing-University of North Dakota and a Master of Science in Nursing-University of Phoenix. Ms. Faugno is a Board Director for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and a member of the Board of Directors for the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She is a retired-fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science and a distinguished fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Currently, she is the nurse examiner at the Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center and a nurse examiner for Eisenhower Medical Center’s SART team. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments.

Acerca de Barbara Girardin, RN, MSN, PhD, CCRN

Barbara Girardin earned her PhD in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Currently employed as a forensic nurse, trainer, and grant writer by the Healing Hearts Rape Crisis Center in Tamuning, Guam, she has 31 years of clinical practice experience in the acute and critical care of adolescents and adults, with eight years of clinical practice in forensic nursing, conducting acute sexual assault exams, developing policies and standards of practice, and receiving funding for federal grants. She served as a consultant for the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), Guam and at Naval Hospital, Guam, where she teaches the sexual assault advocate program at the Family Service Center. She has served and is available as an expert forensic witness in sexual assault cases.


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