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Simpson's Forensic Medicine, 14th Edition

14th Edition

Edited by Jason Payne-James, Richard Martin Jones

CRC Press

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

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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 FGM. 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 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. Firearms Licensing Medical Advisor, Sussex and Surrey Police.

Richard Jones BSc(Hons) MBBS FRCPath MCIEH MFSSoc MFFLM, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Pathology, Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine, Cardiff University School of Medicine, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Heath Park, Cardiff.

Subject Categories

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