Forensic Health - "It's Just Not about Dead People" Topic of Forum


BINGHAMTON, NY - Mary Muscari, an associate professor in the Decker School of Nursing, will discuss “Forensic Health – It’s Not Just about Dead People” at the Binghamton University Forum’s annual faculty spotlight luncheon on January 14.  Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the program will start at noon, in the Old Union Hall of the University Union.

According to Muscari, forensics is more than death investigations or emergency and correctional health settings.  Muscari argues that a considerable amount of forensic medicine takes place within primary-care settings.  Today, trends in hospital and community health care have broadened this specialty to include identification of previously unidentified trauma and the collection of evidence from living patients. 

Muscari’s research interests include youth violence, sexual offenses, and parent and companion animals.  She has more than 30 years of experience working with children and teens.  She has written and co-authored more than 100 publications including Not My Kid:  21 Steps to Raising a Nonviolent Child, Not My Kid 2:  Protecting Your Children from the 21 Threats of the 21st Century, and Let Kids Be Kids:  Rescuing Childhood.  In addition, Muscari has two books on forensics forthcoming in March 2010 titled Quick Reference Guide to Child & Adolescent Forensics and Quick Reference Guide to Adult & Older Adult Forensics

Muscari’s research and works have been well publicized.  She has been interviewed by such publications as Parents Magazine, Family Circle, Better Homes & Garden and USA Today, in addition to national and Canadian radio programs, including NPR and Ask Heloise. 

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Last Updated: 9/17/13