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Simpson's Forensic Medicine, 14th Edition

14th Edition

Edited by Jason Payne-James, Richard Martin Jones

CRC Press

343 pages | 268 Color Illus. | 3 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781498704298
pub: 2019-12-17
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Prestigious and authoritative, this fully updated fourteenth edition of Simpson's Forensic Medicine remains a classic; one of the world's leading introductory texts in the field of forensic medicine. It presents all that the generalist or student needs to know about the interface between medicine and the law.

Table of Contents

Principles of forensic practice. The ethics of medical practice. Medicolegal aspects of death. Violence in society, medicolegal investigation of death and the autopsy. The appearance of the body after death. Death from natural causes. Deaths and injury in infancy. Assessment, classification and documentation of injury. Ballistic injuries. Regional injuries and patterns of injury. Pressure to the neck and asphyxia deaths. Heat, cold and electrical trauma. Immersion and drowning. Identification of the living and the dead. Restraint and control techniques. Police custodial healthcare. Sexual assault, genitoanal injury and female genital mutilation. Safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Transportation medicine. Torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Principles of forensic science and crime scene investigation. Principles of toxicology. Alcohol. Licit and illicit drugs. Medicinal poisons. Miscellaneous poisons.

About the Editors

Professor Jason Payne-James, LLM, MSc, FFFLM, FRCS, FRCP, FCSFS, RCPathME, FFCFM(RCPA), DFM, LBIPP, Mediator

Specialist in Forensic & Legal Medicine & Consultant Forensic Physician

Honorary Clinical Professor, William Harvey Research Institute Queen Mary University of London

Consultant Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine

Lead Medical Examiner, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital University NHS Trust, Norwich

Director, Forensic Health Services Ltd, Southminster, United Kingdom

Richard Jones, BSc(Hons), MBBS, PgCUTL, FRCPath, FHEA,


Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Pathology

Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine

Cardiff University School of Medicine

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff

Home Office-Registered Forensic Pathologist,

Honorary Consultant Forensic Pathologist Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Forensic Medicine