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.
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About the Author
John Gall is a forensic physician in private practice, Director of Southern Medical Services, Principal of Era Health and is a staff specialist Forensic Physician in the Victorian Paediatric Forensic Medical Service, located at the Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne. He is a member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal and Forensic Medicine and Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. He has published widely in the field of clinical forensic medicine and has spent many years teaching forensic medicine to undergraduates and graduates.
JASON PAYNE-JAMES is a forensic physician. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London, UK. He is Director of Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd. He is external Consultant to the National Policing Improvement Agency and to the National Injuries Database in the UK. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine. He has published widely in the field of clinical forensic medicine. He has also co-edited, co-authored and contributed to numerous books in the field including Black, Aggrawal and Payne-James: 'Age Estimation in the Living' 2010 (Wiley Blackwell).
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Chapter 1 DNA Contamination - a pragmatic clinical view
Chapter 2 THE TOXICITY OF THE NOVEL PSYCHOACTIVE
Chapter 3 Post-Mortem Gastric Content Analysis: Role in Determining Time Since Death
Chapter 4 CONDUCTED ENERGY DEVICES
Chapter 5 Autoerotic Deaths
Chapter 6 Excited Delirium Syndrome: Aetiology, Identification and Treatment
Chapter 7 AUTOMATISM - WADING THROUGH THE QUAGMIRE
Chapter 8 Classification of personality disorders, clinical manifestations and treatment
Chapter 9 DRIVING IMPAIRMENT: THE MAIN RISK FACTORS
Chapter 10 Risk Factors for Death or Harm to Health for Detainees in Short-Term Police Custody
Chapter 11 THE UTILITY OF RADIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF SUSPECTED ABUSIVE HEAD TRAUMA IN CHILDREN
Chapter 12 Child maltreatment: detection and diagnosis
Chapter 13 BODY RECOVERY IN POTENTIAL CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY INVESTIGATIONS – A FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH
Chapter 14 FIELD MISSIONS
What People are Saying About This
"This being said, given the challenges in locating an expert willing and able to be called by the defence on an issue involving forensic medicine, this text would certainly be a valuable addition to the criminal practitioner's library." (For the Defence, 2012)
"If you find this book up your street and valuable, as many of you will, look out for more: The editors intend there to be a follow up ‘regular multi volume text addressing recent advances in the practice of forensic medicine'." (Expert Witness Newsletter, 1 March 2012)
"All in all, a very useful book. I would highly recommend this book not only to all forensic physicians, but to everyone practicing in this field. I would imagine that his book would be highly useful for lawyers, police, medical and dental practitioners, forensic scientists. I would also recommend this book to all undergraduate and postgraduate law and medical students preparing for forensic medicine examinations." (Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 1 January 2012)
"Most of the topics are extremely useful for newly trained and in-training forensic pathologists. The book provides a concise summary of controversial topics with good references, although some chapters are less pertinent." (Doody's, 14 October 2011)
"The editors of this text have compiled an authoritative review of the topic, with contributions from leading international experts in the field. They provide enough detail about the forensic sciences to give practitioners some insight into these areas without attempting to turn them into experts." (Sydney Forensic Medicine and Science Network, 2011)
"Edited and written by leading international experts in the field, this in depth guide will provide an invaluable and authoritative, critique of topical areas of forensic medicine that are of key interest to practitioners throughout the world." (PR-Inside.com, 22 February 2011)