- A guide for specialists and non-specialists who need to understand basic forensic principles
- Features case studies using real examples to show how principles can be applied
- Combines both forensic medicine - dealing with the living - and forensic pathology - dealing with the dead - for a comprehensive guide
- Includes a glossary of medical terms for those working in the legal profession
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 cases enabling the reader to apply their knowledge in real life. A detailed glossary of medical terms helps those without 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.
Readership: Forensic scientists, forensic science students, lawyers, police officers, and others who are involved in the legal aspects of medicine.