A review on the forensic toxicology of global drug-facilitated sexual assaults - Skov K, Johansen SS, Linnet K, Nielsen MKK.
OBJECTIVE: Drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) is an act of sexual violence towards a victim who is incapacitated due to the voluntary or involuntary consumption of intoxicating substances. Sexual assaults are generally considered underreported and the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Forensic impact of the omics science involved in the wound: a systematic review - Ros AC, Bacci S, Luna A, Legaz I.
BACKGROUND: In forensic autopsies, examining the wounds is one of the most critical aspects to clarify the causal relationship between the cause of death and the wounds observed on the corpse. However, on many occasions, it is difficult to differentiate an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

MSUPD: Body found in Red Cedar River confirmed to be Brendan Santo
In an email sent to News 10, Rozman said the body was confirmed to be Santo after medical examination by a Sparrow forensic pathology team around 6:30 p.m. Saturday night. #redcedarriver #msupd #sparrow #pathologyteam #brendansanto #news10 #rozman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An analysis of risk-assessment driven security restraint use during the transport of forensic patients - Wasser TD, Strockbine BA, Hauser LL, Mathew MA, Gay B, Smith HE, Dike CC.
Transporting forensic psychiatric patients outside of forensic hospitals has significant risks that pose competing safety and patients' rights interests. Psychiatrists and hospital administrators have a duty to keep their staff and the community safe, but ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Mental illness as a vulnerability for sexual assault: a retrospective study of 7,455 sexual assault forensic medical examinations - Miles L, Valentine JL, Mabey L, Downing NR.
This study aimed to identify the prevalence of preexisting MI and other significant fact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Assessment of seat-belt related injuries using the FORTIS forensic system - Bobrov N, Mandel ík J, Vémola A, Obrátilová A, Šejnoha B.
This study presents (1) a case of an injury to an unbelted passenger and (2) the possibilities of proving the occurrence of injuries to traffic accident participants. We demonstrate the case of an injury to a passenger who failed to fasten her seat belt, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predicting forensic inpatient violence with odor identification and neuropsychological measures of impulsivity: a preliminary study - Brassard ML, Joyal CC.
Although most persons with a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder are not aggressive, a minority is at higher risks to commit violent acts, especially in forensic settings. The first goal of this study was to assess inpatients in a maximum-security hospital wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Suppositional wh-questions about perceptions, conversations, and actions are more productive than paired yes-no questions when questioning maltreated children - Henderson HM, Lundon GM, Lyon TD.
Forensic interviewers are taught to pair yes-no questions with open-ended requests for recall in order to reduce the likelihood that they will be misled by false "yes" responses. However, yes-no questions may elicit false "no" responses. Questioning 112 6-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Forensic analysis and identification processes in mass disasters: explosion of gun powder in the fireworks factory - Marrone M, Tarantino F, Stellacci A, Baldassarra SL, Cazzato G, Vinci F, Dell'Erba A.
A mass disaster is a situation that involves criticality between the number of victims and resources, in terms of both men and means, present on the site of an event that is mostly unexpected and sudden. In the multidisciplinary teams that intervene, the r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Use of cadaveric vitreous humor as an innovative substrate for diatoms research and forensic diagnosis of drowning - Tambuzzi S, Gentile G, Bailo P, Andreola S, Zoja R.
The search for diatoms is the test that most of all may contribute to the forensic diagnosis of drowning. Diatoms can be extracted through different methods, which are all complex and long. In this preliminary study, we assessed human vitreous humor as an ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

A retrospective observational study of genital findings in adult women presenting to a New Zealand adult sexual abuse assessment and treatment service following an allegation of recent sexual assault - Oliphant J, Nicolson B, Coomarasamy C, Foley C, Laking A.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report on the prevalence of genital findings documented in women attending a forensic examination following an allegation of recent sexual assault. A secondary aim was to investigate for any associations between geni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

N95, KN95 or KF94? How to Find the Right Covid Mask
Knowing which mask to pick and making sure it ’s not a fake requires the sleuthing skills of a forensic investigator. Our guide can help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Masks Content Type: Service Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Coronavirus Omicron Variant Shopping and Retail Counterfeit Merchandise Source Type: news

Delusional disorder and false allegations of child sexual abuse: a case report - K ılıç S, Vural A.
Child sexual abuse is a public health problem worldwide. When a court carries out an investigation into cases of sexual abuse, they are likely to ask for a genital examination report from a forensic pathologist indicating whether they believe sexual abuse ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Workplace violence, post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and personality - Jankovic M, Sijtsema JJ, Reitz AK, Masthoff ED, Bogaerts S.
Patient violence against staff members in forensic psychiatric institutions is highly prevalent. To date, little is known about individual characteristics that increase the likelihood of being victimized. Therefore, the current cross-sectional study was de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prison and post-release experiences of innocent inmates - Jackson NA, Pate M, Campbell KM.
Over the past thirty years, research on wrongful convictions has mainly spotlighted the causes of wrongful conviction including eyewitness misidentification, false confession, misused forensic evidence, government misconduct, and unreliable incentivized wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news