Share this article:
Free Forensic and Legal Medicine Articles
The recently published Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume reference compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics.
This important work includes over three hundred and fifty state-of-the-art chapters, with articles covering crime-solving techniques such as autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA, and immunoassays.
Chapters have been arranged in alphabetical order, and are written in a clear-and-concise manner, with definitions provided in the case of obscure terms and information supplemented with pictures, tables, and diagrams. Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading.
Available online, and in four printed volumes, the encyclopedia is an essential reference for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics.
Want to learn more? We are thrilled to give you a taster of this exciting reference by providing free access to the following articles!
- Anthropology: Role of DNA
- Identification: Fingerprints a Key Identification Parameter – Detection, Identification, and Interpretation
- Religious Attitudes to Death
- Alcohol: Acute and Chronic Use and Postmortem Findings
- Crime Scene Investigation and Examination: Chain of Evidence
- Crime Scene Investigation and Examination: Suspicious Deaths
Forensic science is a key component of criminal investigation and civil law worldwide. This broad-based field ranges over topics as varied as DNA typing, osteology, neuropathology, psychology, crime scene photography, ballistics, criminal profiling, and more. Elsevier provides forensics publications that cover all these topics, written by top authorities, to students, professors, researchers, and professionals.