Chapter 1. What is Forensic Medicine?

  1. John E. Cooper DTVM, FRCPath, FIBiol, FRCVS1 and
  2. Margaret E. Cooper LLB, FLS2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752944.ch1

Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine

Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine

How to Cite

Cooper, J. E. and Cooper, M. E. (eds) (2007) What is Forensic Medicine?, in Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470752944.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Professor of Veterinary Pathology, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

  2. 2

    Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Guest Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405111010

Online ISBN: 9780470752944

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Keywords:

  • forensic medicine;
  • dead bodies;
  • medical knowledge;
  • forensic science;
  • legal aspects

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • HISTORY

  • INTRODUCTION

  • THE R ISE OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

  • TEACHING AND ACCREDITATION OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

  • THE CHANGING FORTUNES OF FORENSIC MEDICINE

  • NEW FIELDS

  • INTERDISCIPLINARY LINKS

  • THE REQUIREMENTS