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Research progress on diagnosis of drowning - Zhang W, Zheng JL.
These external and internal signs of drowning are non-specific. Therefore, diagnosis of drowning is always one of the most difficult tasks in forensic pathology. This paper meticulously and comprehensively reviews research progress on the diagnosis of drow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Forensic psychiatric assessment for organic personality disorders after craniocerebral trauma - Li CH, Huang LN, Zhang MC, He M.
OBJECTIVES: To explore the occurrence and the differences of clinical manifestations of organic personality disorder with varying degrees of craniocerebral trauma. METHODS: According to the International Classification of Diseases-10, 396 subjects ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comparison of criminal characteristics in depression patients and schizophrenics with homicide behavior - Wang J, Fu PX, Gao YL, Zhu MX, Shi TT.
OBJECTIVES: To explore the criminal characteristics of forensic psychiatry expertise in depression patients and schizophrenics with homicide behavior. METHODS: A total of 40 depression (depressive episode) patients and 50 schizophrenics with ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Postmortem computed tomography findings in cases of bath-related death: applicability and limitation in forensic practice - Mishima S, Suzuki H, Fukunaga T, Nishitani Y.
PURPOSE: Bath-related deaths occur frequently in Japan, and many of these deaths are diagnosed as death from disease without autopsy in the current Japanese death-investigation system. Therefore, we aimed to examine the postmortem computed tomography (PMCT... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Forensic analysis for 54 cases of suxamethonium chloride poisoning - Zhao YF, Zhao BQ, Ma KJ, Zhang J, Chen FY.
Suxamethonium chloride, also known as suxamethonium or succinylcholine, is a medication used to cause short-term muscle relaxation or paralysis as part of general anesthesia. OBJECTIVES: To observe and analyze the performance of forensic science in the ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence against women, circumstances of aggressions and oral-maxillofacial traumas: a medical-legal and forensic approach - de Macedo Bernardino Í, Santos LM, Ferreira AVP, de Almeida Lima TLM, da Nóbrega LM, d'Ávila S.
INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health problem that frequently results in oral-maxillofacial traumas, generating high social and economic costs. The aim of this study was to describe the profile of women victims of IPV and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Innovation Award winner: Cybergenetics
Cybergnetics has developed a new approach to study DNA that is changing the way forensic science looks at DNA samples. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Understanding forensic psychiatry in healthcare practices and collaboration between legal nurse consultants and physicians - Sharpe DK, Hall JK, Ochije S, Bailey RK.
In 2000, the Institute of Medicine stunned many professionals with their published report that noted the vast number of deaths that occur each year in hospitals across the United States which reach as many as 98,000. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Analysis of the injury-disease relationship between spondylolysis and trauma in 26 forensic identifications - Wang LX, Zhu GL, Qi LQ, Sheng YY.
OBJECTIVES: To expound the injury-disease relationship between spondylolysis and trauma for the points of forensic identification. METHODS: Total 26 cases of spondylolysis were collected and the characteristics of this disease such as age, accompan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Forensic analysis of the characteristics of pelvic fracture in 65 road traffic accident death cases - Zhang W.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the characteristics and mechanisms of pelvic fractures in the cases of road traffic accident deaths. METHODS: Total 65 cases of road traffic accident deaths with pelvic fracture were collected, and the sites, characteristics ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Concussion' doctor Omalu resigns from job in California
Dr. Bennet Omalu, best known as portrayed by Will Smith in the movie "Concussion" for his work with CTE in NFL players, has resigned his position as forensic pathologist in San Joaquin County, Calif. Omalu, who had held the position since 2007, and his fellow forensic pathologist, announced his resignation Tuesday over what they called "total disregard of bioethics, standards of practice of medicine and the generally accepted principles of medicine," in an Aug. 22 memo, as reported by the Sacr amento… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

'Concussion' doctor Omalu resigns from job in California
Dr. Bennet Omalu, best known as portrayed by Will Smith in the movie "Concussion" for his work with CTE in NFL players, has resigned his position as forensic pathologist in San Joaquin County, Calif. Omalu, who had held the position since 2007, and his fellow forensic pathologist, announced his resignation Tuesday over what they called "total disregard of bioethics, standards of practice of medicine and the generally accepted principles of medicine," in an Aug. 22 memo, as reported by the Sacr amento… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Cranial trauma in handgun executions: experimental data using polyurethane proxies - Taylor SC, Kranioti EF.
Gun violence is a global phenomenon with regional variation in frequency and severity. Handguns are often used in violent deaths such as suicides and homicides. Hence, ballistic trauma is a critical subject of forensic investigations. Trauma patterns are f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Forensic experts, indigent defendants, and the constitution - Appelbaum PS.
Over 30 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held that indigent defendants raising psychiatric issues are entitled to the assistance of a mental health expert. However, the exact dimensions of that assistance, and whether the expert must be assigned exclusive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Clinical and autopsy characteristics of fatal methamphetamine toxicity in Australia - Darke S, Duflou J, Lappin J, Kaye S.
Characteristics of death attributed solely to methamphetamine toxicity (MT, n = 93) by forensic pathologists were examined and compared to cases of multiple drug toxicity (MDT, n = 634). The mean age of MT cases was 36.7 years, and 86.0% were male. Strenuo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Retrospective demonstration of 25I-NBOMe acute poisoning using hair analysis - Ameline A, Farrugia A, Raul JS, Kintz P.
BACKGROUND: The abuse of new psychoactive substances or NPS has been dramatically increasing all around the world since the late 2000s and has become a serious public health problem. NPS are a challenge for the worldwide forensic community due to the diffi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The significance of preexisting medical conditions, alcohol/drug use and suicidal behavior for drivers in fatal motor vehicle crashes: a retrospective autopsy study - Breen JM, Naess PA, Gjerde H, Gaarder C, Stray-Pedersen A.
The objective of this study was to determine the significance of pathology and other autopsy findings for drivers in fatal MVCs. Forensic a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Correspondence of the Boston Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury-Lifetime and the VA Comprehensive TBI Evaluation - Radigan LJ, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Fortier CB.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnosis of positive versus negative for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) using the Boston Assessment of TBI-Lifetime (BAT-L), a validated forensic clinical interview used to identify TBI in research, to the diagnosis of mTBI i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Skeletal trauma resulting from fatal low ( ≤3 m) free falls: an analysis of fracture patterns and morphologies - Rowbotham SK, Blau S, Hislop-Jambrich J, Francis V.
The skeletal trauma resulting from fatal low ( ≤3 m) free falls is poorly researched and understood by forensic practitioners. The aim of this study was to identify the types of skeletal trauma resulting from low falls through investigating fracture patt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Iceman the movie: stone age survivor Ötzi is brought back to life
The world ’s oldest mummy has been a boon to scientists, the Tyrolean tourist trade and now to filmmakersNo corpse has ever been examined so thoroughly, attracted so many admirers, or spawned such an array of relics and souvenirs. The mummified Neolithic male known as Ötzi, whose shrivelled body was discovered with his tools and clothing in a glacier 26 years ago, is now set to experience a further wave of popularity with the release of a biopic offering a fictional account of his life.Ötzi’s remains were stumbled across by a German couple, Erika and Helmut Simon, during a summer hike in 1991 in the &...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Connolly Berlin Tags: Science Austria Archaeology Anthropology Evolution Dolomites holidays World news Italy Source Type: news

Response paper to "The likelihood of encapsulating all uncertainty": The relevance of additional information for the LR - Slooten K, Berger CEH.
In this response paper, part of the Virtual Special Issue on "Measuring and Reporting the Precision of Forensic Likelihood Ratios", we further develop our position on likelihood ratios which we described previously in Berger et al. (2016) "The LR does not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

What should a forensic practitioner's likelihood ratio be? II - Morrison GS.
In the debate as to whether forensic practitioners should assess and report the precision of the strength of evidence statements that they report to the courts, I remain unconvinced by proponents of the position that only a subjectivist concept of probabil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Lessons learned from iCare: a postexamination text-messaging-based program with sexual assault patients - Hicks DL, Patterson D, Resko S.
BACKGROUND: Although beneficial, few sexual assault patients seek follow-up healthcare or counseling after a medical forensic examination. Mobile technology interventions may help patients engage in postcare, but there is a dearth of research on patients' ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Insane sex offenders: psychiatric and legal characteristics of sexual offenders found not guilty by reason of insanity - Holoyda BJ, McDermott BE, Newman WJ.
There is little known about sexual offenders hospitalized under forensic commitment statutes such as not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI). We conducted a chart review to delineate the demographic, clinical, and legal characteristics of NGRI sexual offen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The meaning of justified subjectivism and its role in the reconciliation of recent disagreements over forensic probabilism - Biedermann A, Bozza S, Taroni F, Aitken C.
In this paper we reply to recent comments in this Special Issue according to which subjective probability is not considered to be a concept fit for use in forensic evaluation and expert reporting. We identify the source of these criticisms to lie in a misu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Expanding the early and late starter model of criminal justice involvement for forensic mental health clients - Crocker AG, Martin MS, Leclair MC, Nicholls TL, Seto MC.
The early and late starter model provides one of the most enduring frameworks for understanding the developmental course and severity of violence and criminality among individuals with severe mental illness. We expanded the model to account for differences... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unusual accidental decapitation in a road traffic incident - Angelino A, Knudsen PT, Leth PM.
Decapitation is an occurrence only rarely encountered in forensic medical practice. This fatality is generally most often described in pedestrians who have been run over by trains accidently or in cases of suicide, or alternatively in occupants of cars inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Africa:Report Finds Disturbing Gaps in Services for Sexual Violence Survivors in South Africa
[MSF] Johannesburg -Nearly three-quarters of public health facilities in South Africa designated to provide services to survivors of sexual violence are unable to provide all the components of medical or clinical forensic care, according to a new report released today by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Conceptualising forensic science and forensic reconstruction. Part I: A conceptual model - Morgan RM.
There has been a call for forensic science to actively return to the approach of scientific endeavour. The importance of incorporating an awareness of the requirements of the law in its broadest sense, and embedding research into both practice and policy w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Conceptualising forensic science and forensic reconstruction. Part II: The critical interaction between research, policy/law and practice - Morgan RM.
This paper builds on the FoRTE conceptual model presented in part I to address the forms of knowledge that are integral to the four components of the model. Articulating the different forms of knowledge within effective forensic reconstructions is valuable... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

UK ’ s National Health Service to tap “ ethical hackers ” in $27m cybersecurity push
The UK’s NHS is looking to spend $26.7 million (GBP £20 million) to reinforce its central cybersecurity unit with “ethical hackers”, as it aims to bolster its protection from future attacks on its health services systems, according to a The Times UK report. The new additions will reportedly monitor for emerging threats and work alongside a reinforced security team to protect hospitals from possible future attacks, instead of focusing on repairing previously attacked systems, according to the report. The UK’s NHS is looking to avoid a repeat of the Wannacry attack in May which shut down a numbe...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT Cybersecurity U.K. National Health Service (NHS) Source Type: news

Dubious forensic evidence? That's what happens when we sell off public services
The recent mass review of 10,000 criminal case samples shows what can happen when commercial demands get in the way of vital public servicesThemass review of 10,000 criminal cases because of concerns over forensic evidence is shocking – it’s the biggest recall of samples in British criminal justice history. But it comes as little surprise to our union.Forensic data handled by Randox Testing ’s laboratory in Manchester isbeing questioned as it may have been manipulated.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Steve Thomas Tags: Public Leaders Network Central government Public services policy Politics Society UK news UK criminal justice Forensic science Police Privatisation Business Source Type: news

Faces and facets: the variability of emotion recognition in psychopathy reflects its affective and antisocial features - Igoumenou A, Harmer CJ, Yang M, Coid JW, Rogers RD.
Psychopathy consists of a constellation of affective-interpersonal features including lack of empathy, callousness, manipulativeness and interpersonal charm, impulsiveness and irresponsibility. Despite its theoretical and predictive value in forensic conte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of Basic Empathy Scale among female juvenile delinquents and school youths - Pechorro P, Kahn RE, Abrunhosa Gon çalves R, Ray JV.
Research on empathy often distinguishes between affective and cognitive empathy, but there is limited knowledge regarding the application or measurement of these two dimensions of empathy among female youth, especially forensic samples of female youth. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child trafficking and the European migration crisis: the role of forensic practitioners - Obertov á Z, Cattaneo C.
Trafficking in children is one of the worst forms of human rights violation and is categorised as a serious crime. Children at high risk of becoming victims of trafficking are runaways, children with a history of abuse, and migrant children. Internationall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The closing of forensic psychiatric hospitals in Italy: determinants, current status and future perspectives. A scoping review - Di Lorito C, Castelletti L, Lega I, Gualco B, Scarpa F, V ӧllm B.
INTRODUCTION: Italy is the only country in the world to have closed forensic psychiatric hospitals and converted to fully-residential services. The international interest around this reform has not been matched by research. This scoping review aims to repo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Grenfell Tower death toll of 71 unlikely to rise as last inquests open
All bereaved families have had loved ones released back to them and most funerals have taken place, says coronerThe last two of the 70 inquests forvictims of the Grenfell Tower fire were opened and adjourned on Wednesday with the coroner paying tribute to bereaved families and the “unrelenting work of dedicated professionals” who recovered and identified remains.The Westminster coroner, Fiona Wilcox, who has presided over 19 hearings in the past five months, said the final inquests marked an important milestone.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Harriet Sherwood Tags: Grenfell Tower fire UK news London Society Firefighters Police Forensic science Metropolitan police Emergency services Source Type: news

Characterization with scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive x-ray spectrometry of microtraces from the ligature mean in hanging mechanical asphyxia: a series of forensic cases - Maghin F, Andreola SA, Boracchi M, Gentile G, Maciocco F, Zoja R.
The authors applied scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive x-ray spectrometry to the furrow derived from hanging means. The study was conducted with the purpose to detect possible extraneous microtraces, deriving from the ligature, that could ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Trillions of Flies Can ’ t All Be Bad
The world ’ s flies do much more than annoy us. Pollinating plants, cleaning up carcasses, swabbing drains — flies are part of every strand of the web of life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAMES GORMAN Tags: Flies Biodiversity Forensic Science Erica McAlister Source Type: news

Risk assessment interviews: exploring the perspectives of psychologists and indeterminate sentenced prisoners in the United Kingdom - Shingler J, Sonnenberg SJ, Needs A.
This study explores the forensic risk assessment interview from the perspectives of qualified prison-based psychologists and indeterminate sentenced prisoners in the United Kingdom. It focuses on the psychologist-prisoner relationship in the interview cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Analysis and prevention of deaths caused by bicycle-related traffic accidents - Kibayashi K, Ezaki JI, Hasegawa M.
Traffic accident cyclist deaths usually occur in collisions with motor vehicles at intersections, or in isolated accidents where the cyclist falls into a ditch or river beside the road. Pedestrian deaths may also occur in collisions with cyclists. Forensic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Using drone-mounted cameras for on-site body documentation: 3D mapping and active survey - Urbanov á P, Jurda M, Vojtíšek T, Krajsa J.
Recent advances in unmanned aerial technology have substantially lowered the cost associated with aerial imagery. As a result, forensic practitioners are today presented with easy low-cost access to aerial photographs at remote locations. The present paper... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Evaluations for abuse in young children with subdural hemorrhages: findings based on symptom severity and benign enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces - Hansen JB, Frazier T, Moffatt M, Zinkus T, Anderst JD.
OBJECTIVE Children who have subdural hematomas (SDHs) with no or minimal neurological symptoms (SDH-mild symptoms) often present a forensic challenge. Nonabusive causes of SDH, including birth-related SDH, benign enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces (BES... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Characteristics and offences of women with borderline personality disorder in forensic psychiatry: a multicentre study - Karsten J, Vogel V, Lancel M.
In this study, 156 female forensic psychiatric pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nanoscale ex-situ thermal impulse sensors for structural fire forensics - Anderson BR, Gese N, Gunawidjaja R, Eilers H.
We develop nanoscale ex situ thermal impulse (i.e., the temperature and duration of a heating event) sensors for structural fire forensics using a mixture of two lanthanide-doped oxide precursors (precursor Eu:ZrO2 and precursor Dy:Y2O3) that undergo irrev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Dynamic risk factors: scientific kinds or predictive constructs - Ward T.
There are a number of theoretical problems evident in the concept of dynamic risk factors that arise from their (increasing) importation into the explanatory and treatment domains of forensic and correctional practice. More specifically: (a) the concept of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Potential use in forensics of a novel hybrid gelatin-dynamic impact assessment - Zecheru T, Dena A, C îrmaci M, Său C, Zaharia C, Lăzăroaie C.
Ballistic gelatin as simulant of the human body and organs is a support in forensics. After having obtained very good results for a new gelatin-based composite in terms of physicochemical and rheological properties, this study focused on this material's me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

A new advanced forensics tool
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Polymers are highly prized by industry and increasingly used as replacements for metals in the manufacture of e.g. automobile parts and firearms. Such parts are marked with serial numbers, for security and traceability purposes. The numbers may however be partially or completely erased, and although there are techniques for recovering them from metal parts, this is not the case for polymers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Examining gender as moderating the association between psychopathy and substance abuse - Sellbom M, Donnelly KM, Rock RC, Phillips TR, Ben-Porath YS.
Previous research has shown a significant association between psychopathy and substance abuse. To date, these associations have not been compared between men and women in forensic or correctional samples, an important topic in light of some empirical findi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Forensic features of clothing-related deaths: historical and cultural aspects - Byard RW.
Clothing may both cause death and contribute to ongoing lethal mechanisms by a variety of quite disparate mechanisms. The manner of death may be accidental, suicidal, or homicidal. Accidental deaths include burning from clothing catching on fire, strangula... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news