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Title Oxford handbook of forensic medicine / Jonathan Wyatt ... [and others]
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 571 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations
Series Oxford handbooks
Oxford handbooks.
Contents Detailed contents; Symbols and abbreviations; Anatomical terminology; Prefixes; Anatomical prefixes; Suffixes; Glossary of medical terms; A; B; C; D; E; F; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; 1 Scope of forensic medicine; Introduction to forensic medicine; History of forensic medicine; Developing clinical forensic medicine; Forensic medicine around the world; Professional bodies and discipline; Forensic organizations; Consent; Mental capacity; Confidentiality; Preparing a witness statement; Sample witness statement; Appearing in court; Professional and expert medical evidence
Intimate partner violence and abuseElder abuse and neglect; Torture; Scalp injury and skull fracture; Primary brain injury; Traumatic intracranial haemorrhage; Further complications of brain injury; Facial injury; Spinal injury; Chest injury; Abdominal injury; Fractures of the pelvis and extremities; Burns; Explosive injuries; Investigations after an explosion; Firearms; Rifled gunshot injuries; Shotgun injuries; 6 The police custody unit; The custody unit; Purpose of detention; Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; The custody record; Conditions of detention; The forensic physician
Mass graves and war crimesHealth and safety issues; High-risk autopsy; Infection risks of autopsy; Death certification; 4 Asphyxia; Definitions and historical perspective; Clinical features of asphyxia; Strangulation; Hanging; Compression asphyxia; Smothering; Choking; Autoerotic asphyxia; Drowning; 5 Forensic pathology of physical injury; Injury classification; Terms used to describe injuries; Describing injuries; Body diagrams; Bruising; Progression of bruising with time; Lacerations, abrasions, and scratches; Incised wounds; Stab wounds; Slash wounds; Skin wound healing; Defence injuries
Medical negligence2 Forensic aspects of death; Definition and diagnosis of death; Changes after death: lividity; Rigor mortis; Changes after death: decomposition; Time interval since death; Death scene investigation; The coroner system in England and Wales; Coroner's inquest; Fatal accident inquiry in Scotland; Homicide; Serial killers; Suicide; Dyadic death; Sudden death from natural causes; Accidents as a cause of death; Environmental causes of death; Deaths during sport; Specific sport related deaths; Cardiovascular collapse during exercise; Trauma scoring; 3 Forensic autopsy
The autopsy: terminology and definitionsHistorical perspective; Forensic or medicolegal autopsy; Forensic autopsy procedure: summary; The autopsy report; External examination; Forensic autopsy: evisceration; Dissection: cardiovascular system; Dissection: respiratory system; Dissection: endocrine system; Dissection: digestive system; Dissection: lymphatic system; Dissection: musculoskeletal system; Dissection: cranium and nervous system; Dissection: genitourinary system; Autopsy samples: legal issues; Autopsy samples: histology and toxicology; The paediatric forensic autopsy; Exhumation
Summary 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-specialists alike, 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 casesenabling the reader to apply their knowledge in real life. A detailed glossary of medical terms helps those without med
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Medical jurisprudence.
Forensic Medicine.
Genre/Form Handbook.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Wyatt, Jonathan P.
ISBN 0191653233 (electronic bk.)
9780191653230 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Handbook of forensic medicine