Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 008054777X
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547770
  • DDC: 614.103
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Increasingly, high-profile criminal and civil legal actions around the world highlight the interactions between medicine and the law. Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine presents the body of knowledge that encompasses this interaction. The terms generally embrace forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine. However, the nature of this encyclopedia is broad and extends beyond medical and legal issues, into scientific and technical areas, and include specialist roles such as anthropology, toxicology, odontology and psychiatry.

Separate from these issues is the much more widely recognized need to apply moral, ethical and human rights principles in the investigation of certain crimes, whether considering victims or perpetrators. Those involved in the practice of forensic and legal medicine and those in legal, judicial, police and other investigative organizations often need to identify appropriate and relevant information. The aim of Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine is to provide a reliable starting point for validated information across these fields.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editors and Editorial Advisory Board.
Foreword – A Forensic Perspective.
Foreword – A Legal Perspective.
Guide to Use of the Encyclopedia.
1: Accreditation.
2: Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board.
3: Crime Scene Investigators.
4: Toxicology.
5: Age Estimation in the Living.
6: Alcohol.
7: Breath Alcohol Analysis.
8: Blood and Body Fluid Analysis.
9: Acute and Chronic Use, Postmortem Findings.
10: Allergies.
11: Animal Attacks and Injuries.
12: Fatal and Nonfatal.
13: Predation.
14: Anthropology.
15: Overview.
16: Archeology, Excavation and Retrieval of Remains.
17: Taphonomy.
18: Stature Estimation from the Skeleton.
19: Bone Pathology and Antemortem Trauma.
20: Cremated Bones.
21: Morphological Age Estimation.
22: Pediatric and Juvenile.
23: Sex Determination.
24: Determination of Racial Affinity.
25: Handedness.
26: Role of DNA.
27: Asphyxia.
28: Autoerotic Death.
29: Autopsy.
30: Procedures and Standards.
31: Medico–legal Considerations.
32: Pediatric.
33: Adult.
34: Infectious.
35: Autopsy, Findings.
36: Drug Deaths.
37: Postmortem Drug Measurements, Interpretation of.
38: Postmortem Drug Sampling and Redistribution.
39: Organic Toxins.
40: Fire.
41: Drowning.
42: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
43: Aviation Accidents, Role of Pathologist.
44: Aviation Medicine, Illness and Limitations for Flying.
45: Back–Tracking Calculations.
46: Ballistic Trauma, Overview and Statistics.
47: Blood Grouping.
48: Body Cavity Searches, Practical Issues and Consent.
49: Body Recovery.
50: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
51: Clinical Findings, Sequelae In Survivors.
52: Incidence and Findings at Postmortem.
53: Chemical Crowd Control Agents.
54: Children.
55: Stages of Development and Growth.
56: Legal Protection and Rights of Children.
57: Children and Courts.
58: Emotional Abuse.
59: Physical Abuse.
60: Sexual Abuse, Overview.
61: Sexual Abuse, Epidemiology.
62: Sudden Natural Infant and Childhood Death.
63: Non-inflicted Causes of Death.
64: Clinical Trials.
65: Good Clinical Practice and Ethical Aspects.
66: Legal Aspects and Consent.
67: Cold Case Review – Uk Experience.
68: Coma, Definitions and Differential Diagnoses.
69: Pediatric.
70: Adult.
71: Complaints Against Doctors, Healthcare Workers and Institutions.
72: Computer Crime and Digital Evidence.
73: Consent.
74: Medical Examination in Custody.
75: Treatment Without Consent.
76: Confidentiality and Disclosure.
77: Court Systems.
78: Jewish (Halacha) Law.
79: Sharii’ah Law.
80: Law, China.
81: Law, Japan.
82: Law, United Kingdom.
83: Law, United States of America.
84: Courts, Report Writing.