Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

Paperback | April 10, 2011

byJonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk

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Forensic medicine covers an amazing range of different subjects and no single individual can expect to be an expert in all of them. The Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine provides comprehensive coverage of all areas within this complex discipline. Written for specialists and non-specialistsalike, it will appeal to practising forensic scientists, as well as lawyers, police officers, and forensic science students. It shows how forensic medicine has been used in specific cases enabling the reader to apply their knowledge in real life. A detailed glossary of medical terms helps thosewithout medical training to understand medical reports and practices. This easily-portable guide is essential reading for the busy clinical forensic doctor or nurse, and others working at the interface between medicine and law.

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Forensic medicine covers an amazing range of different subjects and no single individual can expect to be an expert in all of them. The Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine provides comprehensive coverage of all areas within this complex discipline. Written for specialists and non-specialistsalike, it will appeal to practising forensi...

Having trained in Emergency Medicine, Jonathan Wyatt undertook two years of research in Forensic Medicine which resulted in an MD from the University of Edinburgh. Jonathan has undertaken clinical forensic work both in Scotland and England since 1996 and provides expert forensic opinions. He works as a consultant in Emergency Medici...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:600 pagesPublished:April 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199229945

ISBN - 13:9780199229949

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Table of Contents

1. Scope of forensic medicine2. Forensic aspects of death3. Forensic autopsy4. Asphyxia5. Forensic pathology of physical injury6. The police custody unit7. Life-threatening emergencies in custody8. Assessing and managing illness in custody9. Assessing and managing injury in custody10. Traffic law and medicine11. Adult sexual assault12. Child abuse and neglect13. Psychiatric aspects14. Forensic toxicology15. Forensic science