Forensic Pathology - Principles and Overview

T. Kanchan, K. Krishan

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A key role of most forensic pathologists is the examination of a dead body, frequently known as an autopsy. Forensic pathologists play a significant role in cases of suspicious and nonsuspicious deaths. In cases of sudden deaths, they establish the exact cause of death, while in criminal cases, their opinion is vital to the delivery of justice. In view of the importance of forensic pathology as a speciality, its development is essential in modern society. Association of forensic medicine and pathology with issues of public health, occupational health, and community health needs to be addressed and emphasized on.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123821652
ISBN (Print)9780123821669
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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