Clinical Forensic Medicine

A Physician's Guide

Editors: Stark, Margaret M. (Ed.)

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The publication of this third edition of the definitive text on clinical forensic medicine comes at an exciting time for a subject now gaining recognition as a speciality in the medical establishment. This growing acknowledgement reflects the fact that increasing numbers of health professionals are becoming engaged in general forensic services. Nurses and paramedics are more involved than ever in custody care, while nurses themselves are conducting more examinations in cases involving alleged sexual offences. Thus it is vital that those caring for this vulnerable group of patients (whether detainees or complainants) have the tools to master this specialist set of skills.

 

All the chapters in this new edition have been fully updated, with some undergoing extensive revision. Recent developments in child protection protocols have prompted a major rewrite of the chapter on non-accidental injury, and the text now includes a specific chapter on the use of the TASER. Other aspects of restraint are now dealt with separately. The material on care of detainees and fitness for interview has been split into individual chapters to allow a more comprehensive discussion of the issues. In addition, new authors have joined the team of contributors, facilitating a wider range of international perspectives. From its chapters on the history and core principles of clinical forensic medicine, right up to the text’s discussion of substance misuse and deaths in custody, this volume remains the gold standard source for health professionals whose working lives bring them into contact with those in the law enforcement arena.

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

“The book presents a unique global perspective on every aspect of forensic medicine as it relates to the practicing physician. … it is a reliable guide for practical forensic case work. I found the third edition of Clinical Forensic Medicine to be an outstanding reference book and a definitive text on clinical forensic medicine. I would recommend it as an excellent resource for physicians, forensic pathologists, toxicologists and police officers.” (Petr Hejna, Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, Vol. 9, 2013)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Clinical Forensic Medicine: History and Development

    Payne-James, Jason J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-44

  • Fundamental Principles

    Page, Janet (et al.)

    Pages 45-69

  • Sexual Assault Examination

    Rogers, Deborah (et al.)

    Pages 71-131

  • Injury Assessment, Documentation, and Interpretation

    Payne-James, Jason J. (et al.)

    Pages 133-167

  • Physical Child Abuse

    Kemp, Alison (et al.)

    Pages 169-202

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-62703-919-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Forensic Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Physician's Guide
Editors
  • Margaret M. Stark
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-258-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-258-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-61779-257-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-919-2
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVIII, 473
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