Current Practice in Forensic Medicine

Current Practice in Forensic Medicine

Author: John A. M. Gall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118455982

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Forensic medicine is a broad and evolving field with areas of rapid progress embracing both clinical and pathological aspects of practice, in which there may be considerable overlap. This is the second volume in a series that provides a unique, in-depth and critical update on selected topics of direct relevance to those practising in the field of clinical forensic medicine and related areas including lawyers, police, medical practitioners, forensic scientists, and students. The chapters endeavour to maintain a relevance to an international, multi-professional audience and include chapters on: DNA decontamination, The toxicity of novel psychoactive substances, The relevance of gastric contents in the timing of death, The effects of controlled energy devices, The main risk factors for driving impairment, The risk factors for harm to health of detainees in short-term custody, Autoerotic deaths, Child maltreatment and neglect, and The investigation of potential non-accidental head injury in children. Also included are chapters on excited delirium syndrome, automatism and personality disorders. Two topics not generally covered in standard clinical forensic medical textbooks include a forensic anthropological approach to body recovery in potential crimes against humanity and risk management and security issues for the forensic practitioner investigating potential crimes against humanity in a foreign country.

Recent Advances in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology - 2

Recent Advances in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology - 2

Author: Gautam Biswas

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789352701247

Category: Medical

Page: 684

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This book is the second volume in the Recent Advances in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology series. Volume One (9789351525585) published in 2014. Divided into five sections, the text provides specialists and trainees with the very latest advances and information in their field. The book begins with discussion on medical jurisprudence and legal issues covering issues such as medical negligence and medical evidence in victim examination. The next chapters cover clinical forensic medicine describing specific cases, and forensic pathology explaining autopsy for different scenarios. New to this volume, are two final sections which discuss advances in forensic anthropology, examination of skeletal remains, and controversies in forensic testing and investigations. Key points New volume presenting latest advances and information in forensic medicine and toxicology Covers medical jurisprudence, clinical forensic medicine and forensic pathology Volume Two features two new sections on forensic anthropology and forensic science Highly illustrated with forensic photographs, diagrams, tables and boxes