Current Practice in Forensic Medicine
The toxicity of novel psychoactive substances,
The relevance of gastric contents in the timing of death,
The effects of controlled energy devices,
The main risk factors for driving impairment,
The risk factors for harm to health of detainees in short-term custody,
Child maltreatment and neglect, and
The investigation of potential non-accidental head injury in children.
Also included are chapters on excited delirium syndrome, automatism and personality disorders. Two topics not generally covered in standard clinical forensic medical textbooks include a forensic anthropological approach to body recovery in potential crimes against humanity and risk management and security issues for the forensic practitioner investigating potential crimes against humanity in a foreign country.
Current Practice in Forensic Medicine
List of Contributors
Paul I. Dargan MB BS, FRCPE, FACMT, FRCP, ERT, FAACT, FEAPCCT, FBPhS
Paul Dargan is a consultant physician and clinical toxicologist, andclinical director at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. He is also Professor of ClinicalToxicology at King's College London. He has an active research and teaching programme,with a focus on recreational drug toxicity, self-poisoning and heavy metal toxicity. He has published over220 peer-reviewed papers and numerous book chapters, and is a member of the editorial board of a number of medical journals. Paul sits on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and the Scientific Committee of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction (EMCDDA). He is an expert adviser on numerous otherbodies, including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
John A.M. Gall BSc (Hons), MB, BS, PhD, FACLM, FFFLM (RCP Lond), FFCFM (RCPA), DMJ (Clin & Path)
John Gall is a consultant forensic physician. He is an Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Director of Southern Medical Services, Principal of Era Health and is a staff specialist forensic physician in the Victorian Paediatric Forensic Medical Service, located at the Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne. He is a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences and Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology . John is the current President of the World Police Medical Officers and was Vice President of the Australasian Association of Forensic Physicians. John qualified initially as a biochemist, completed his doctorate in the Department of Pathology at the University of Melbourne and engaged in postdoctoral research in anatomy. He later read medicine at the University of Melbourne and undertook training in anatomical and forensic pathology, and clinical forensic medicine. He has practised clinical forensic medicine for over 20 years, initially as a forensic medical officer with Victoria Police and later as a consultant at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. John has been extensively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. He was an honorary senior lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, during which time he taught custodial medicine in the University's Graduate Diploma of Forensic Medicine. He also devised, developed and administered an international continuing education programme in forensic medicine and, with co-authors, wrote and edited Forensic Medicine Colour Guide and the first edition of this series. John has been involved in forensic medical research and much of these findings have been published. In addition to forensic medicine, he practises occupational and military medicine.
Clare M. Legge BSc, MSc, DipFHID
Clare Legge is a Publishing Editor at SAGE Publications, London where she works in the STM Journals editorial department on a diverse list of engineering and materials science journals. Clare graduated from Bournemouth University in 2008 with a first class BSc honours degree in forensic and crime scene science. She subsequently obtained an MSc in forensic medical sciences from Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University London, where her thesis focused on the use of gastric contents in estimating time since death. In 2012 Clare was awarded a diploma in forensic human identification from the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, The Royal College of Physicians.
Johan Marchand MD
Johan Marchand is a general paediatrician and consultant in child abuse at the University Hospital