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The perspective of this book is told from that of the author, Michael Baden. He uses his background as a visiting professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Albert Einstein College of Medicine as he tells the stories in each case. Baden explains these cases and the importance of what is learned from each of them. For example, the Belushi case is a lesson in the importance of time of death as well as the effects of drugs in the body. He also uses this case to discuss the fact that each person's body processes drugs differently and how a medical examiner needs at look at all the facts when determining the time of death. These cases seem to have come straight from Baden's lesson plans. The reader is given an inside seat to Baden's classroom, having the a