Chapter 4. Legal Implications of Age Determination: Consent and Other Issues

  1. Sue Black3,
  2. Jason Payne-James4 and
  3. Anil Aggrawal5
  1. George Fernie1 and
  2. Jason Payne-James2

Published Online: 30 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669785.ch4

Age Estimation in the Living

Age Estimation in the Living

How to Cite

Fernie, G. and Payne-James, J. (2010) Legal Implications of Age Determination: Consent and Other Issues, in Age Estimation in the Living (eds S. Black, J. Payne-James and A. Aggrawal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669785.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Dundee, UK

  2. 4

    London, UK

  3. 5

    New Delhi, India

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 3rd Floor, 116 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PJ, UK

  2. 2

    Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London EC1M 6BQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519677

Online ISBN: 9780470669785

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Keywords:

  • legal implications of age determination - consent and other issues;
  • assessment of age estimation in the living - touching on key professional duties;
  • issues by reference to practice in UK - specifically, the English and Welsh and Scottish jurisdictions within the UK;
  • UK, and General Medical Council (GMC) - registering doctors to practice medicine;
  • British Association of Social Workers code of ethics - key principles;
  • other main specific duty for doctors and healthcare professionals - observing confidentiality;
  • legal and ethical implications - affecting age determination;
  • refugee and asylum seeker issues - problematic, degree of coercion in relationship between asylum seeker and healthcare professional;
  • criminal issues in age determination - in the living;
  • specific techniques in age estimation in the living - and perceived health risk or some form of technical assault

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Principles of Practice

  • Duties of the Examining Practitioner

  • Criminal Issues in Age Determination in the Living

  • Practical Implications

  • Summary

  • References