Forensic Medicine: Clinical and Pathological Aspects

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Summary This edited, multi-author, multi-national book is intended to provide state-of-the-art information about the forensic aspects of medicine and related fields for those involved in the clinical and pathological forensic aspects of the care, assessment, investigation and diagnosis of victims, perpetrators and assailants and others involved in police or judicial systems. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged specialist and established authority within the particular field and this book is intended to ...
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Overview

Summary This edited, multi-author, multi-national book is intended to provide state-of-the-art information about the forensic aspects of medicine and related fields for those involved in the clinical and pathological forensic aspects of the care, assessment, investigation and diagnosis of victims, perpetrators and assailants and others involved in police or judicial systems. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged specialist and established authority within the particular field and this book is intended to become the standard reference work on the forensic aspects of forensic medicine and healthcare. Each chapter, when appropriate, will suggest clear guidelines for the practical applications of issues discussed and will be fully referenced with the most up-to-date or most authoritative references and clear illustrations, tables and algorithms for practical guidance. The book will be divided into a number of sections, concerned with the different aspects of forensic medicine, for ease of reference. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Key features
• International
• Multidisciplinary: cutting-edge coverage of every topic
• Comprehensive scope enables the reader to get all of the information they need from a single text
• Fully illustrated throughout, many in colour -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Readership Forensic physicians, police surgeons, forensic medical examiners, general practitioners, police personnel, criminal lawyers, coroners. This is one of Greenwich's two BIGGEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR. A new, state-of-the-art, comprehensive reference text for all involved in the clinical and pathological forensic aspects of the care, assessment, investigation and diagnosis of victims, perpetrators, assailants, and others involved in police or judicial systems. Each chapter written by an internationally recognized expert, with clear guidelines for practica
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841100265
  • Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media Limited
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 1.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. General Issues 1. History and development of forensic medicine: 2. Death investigations; 3. Shari'ah law and the judicial system; 4. Forensic medicine and human rights; 5. Scenes of crime - the pathologist and others; 6. Clinical and pathological assessment of war crimes; 7. The forensic investigation of mass graves and war crimes; Part II. Causes and Investigation of Death and Injury: 8. Pathophysiology of wound healing; 9. Timing of death; 10. Custody and restraint deaths; 11. Suicide, accident, murder or natural death; 12. Gunshot trauma; 13. Environmental factors causing disease and death; 14. Injuries and death caused by heat and electricity; 15. Perioperative deaths; 16. Maternal death; 17. Unexpected infant and childhood death; 18. Drowning; 19. Asphyxia; 20. Death in the course of sports; 21. Diving injuries and barotrauma; 22. Sharp force trauma; 23. Head injury (fatal and non-fatal); 24. The pathology of trauma and death associated with falls from heights; 25. Fire deaths; Part III. Practical investigation and management: 26. The physiology of male and femal sexual arousal; 27. Age estimation in the living; 28. Adult sexual assaults: practical management; 29. Child and adolescent sexual assaults (childhood sexual abuse); 30. Child physical and emotional abuse; 31. Elder abuse; 32. Physical illness in custody; 33. Mental disorder in prison; 34. Substance misuse; 35. Transportation medicine; 36. Assault and injury in the living; 37. Mass disaster organisation; 38. Methodology and practical application of DNA profiling; 39. Fitness to be interviewed; 40. Drug assay and interpretation of results; 41. Agrochemical poisoning; 42. Medicinal drug poisoning: clinical and forensic implications; Part IV. Related Specialties: 43. Role of and techniques in forensic anthropology; 44. Role of and techniques in forensic haematogenetics - paternity testing; 45. Role of and techniques in forensic odontology; 46. Role of and techniques in forensic psychology; 47. Role of and techniques in forensic psychiatry; 48. Role of and techniques in forensic imaging; 49. Role of and techniques in forensic entomology; 50. Statistical techniques and their role in evidence interpretation; 51. Report writing for the courts and for lawyers.

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