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Forensic Medicine (for the Police)

Forensic Medicine (for the Police)

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Description
This book aims to serve as a training manual as well as ready reference for the officers of the law enforcement agencies who handle medicolegal cases. It is written with the objective of imparting basic knowledge to the police trainees and officers so as to develop in them fine skills and attitude in scientific criminal investigation. It lays stress on the practical aspects of forensic medicine based on modern scientific methods of investigation. The formats of common medicolegal forms and requisitions are also given wherever necessary for the ready reference of the investigating officers. The points to be observed and materials to be collected in all types of unnatural deaths are also highlighted. The book will be helpful for the police trainees as well as the officers in service to achieve the desired educational objectives and inspire them to acquire more knowledge and develop higher skills in their career. It contains data of the recent advances and modern trends in the field of forensic medicine and allied specialities. Apart from theoretical information, practical aspects of all types of medicolegal work are dealt with in this book. Samples of certificates and proformas given in the book will help the police officers to corelate necessary documents in the medicolegal cases handled by them. In addition, the manual should also be useful to the officers in central and state law and judicial services who have to deal with medicolegal cases. It will serve as a handy authentic reference for the advocates, legal counsels and lawyers in medicolegal practice.
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Contents
1.    Introduction
2.    Learning Objective
3.    Scope and Role of Forensic Medicine
4.    Death
5.    Inquest
6.    Trace Evidence
7.    Medicolegal Autopsy
8.    Forensic Taphonomy
9.    Human Skeletal Remains
10.    Mechanical Injuries
11.    Firearm and Explosion Injuries
12.    Regional Injuries
13.    Injuries due to Fall.
14.    Traffic Accidents
15.    Medicolegal Aspects of Injuries
16.    Asphyxial Deaths
17.    Death due to Electricity and Lightning
18.    Burns
19.    Virginity
20.    Sexual Offences
21.    Pregnancy
22.    Delivery
23.    Abortion
24.    Medical Tremination of Pregnancy
25.    Neonaticide and Infanticide
26.    Impotence
27.    Drunkenness
28.    Poisoning
29.    Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
30.    Sudden Natural Death
31.    Investigation of Hospital Deaths
32.    Recent Advance in Crime Investigation
33.    Violation of Human Rights
34.    Biological and Chemical Terrorism
Annexations
Index
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Author Details
B. Umadethan MD, is currently Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine, College of Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala. Earlier he has been Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine in the Medical Colleges of Trivandrum, Alappuzha and Thrissur, and has functioned as Police Surgeon of the respective districts. He was the Director, State Medicolegal Institute, Trivandrum, and the State Medicolegal Expert and Consultant. He has also served as the Medicolegal Adviser to Kerala Police and guest faculty at the Police Training College. Briefly he has also worked as the Medicolegal Consultant in Libya. As a forensic pathologist, he has received encomium from the judiciary and law enforcement agencies. He has perfected techniques of photographic superimposition and plastic reconstruction of face from skull. He has written several articles and books; some of his well-known works are Science in the Detection of Crime, Investigation of Unnatural Deaths, Practical Forensic Medicine, Principles and practice of Forensic Medicine, Forensic Medicine & Memoirs of a Police Surgeon.
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