Medicine » Forensic and Legal Medicine

Forensic Medicine - From Old Problems to New Challenges

Edited by Duarte Nuno Vieira, ISBN 978-953-307-262-3, 382 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 12, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/661

Forensic medicine is a continuously evolving science that is constantly being updated and improved, not only as a result of technological and scientific advances (which bring almost immediate repercussions) but also because of developments in the social and legal spheres. This book contains innovative perspectives and approaches to classic topics and problems in forensic medicine, offering reflections about the potential and limits of emerging areas in forensic expert research; it transmits the experience of some countries in the domain of cutting-edge expert intervention, and shows how research in other fields of knowledge may have very relevant implications for this practice.