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Forensic and Legal Medicine - State of the Art, Practical Applications and New Perspectives

Roberto Scendoni

University of Macerata

Researcher in forensic pathology and anthropology, member of the AgEstimation Project at UNIMC and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Anthropology section.


Francesco De Micco

Università Campus Bio-Medico

Research Fellow in Health Care Risk Management, Bioethics, and Forensic Anthropology. Dr. De Micco is also a Clinical Risk Manager, Member of the Clinical Bioethics Service, and Member of the Claims Assessment Committee at Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital, Italy.


Forensic Pathology Histopathology Forensic Radiology Forensic Anthropology Forensic Toxicology Clinical Risk Management Patient Safety Medical Liability DNA Profiling Forensic DNA Extraction Parentage Testing Bioethics

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About the book

The purpose of this book is to analyze state of the art and the most interesting lines of research in the field of forensic medicine, laying the foundations for exploring new perspectives of great interest to the scientific community in multiple disciplinary sectors. The following disciplinary topics will be addressed: Forensic Pathology, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Toxicology, Legal Medicine, Forensic Genetics, and Bioethics. Therefore, the book project aims to collect several themes, sometimes connected to each other, in order to create a practical tool of knowledge usable both by the experts of the discipline and by young and emerging researchers.

Forensic medicine is a scientific discipline characterized by continuous evolution due not only to progress in medical knowledge but also to changing juridical and social requirements. Given the nature of the discipline, this book, through a multidisciplinary approach, aims to offer the reader the best evidence and the most up-to-date reflections in the fields of Forensic Pathology, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Toxicology, Healthcare Risk Management, Forensic Genetics, and Bioethics. In addition, it is intended to offer the reader an insight into the future of the discipline, which in some cases is already the present. Thanks to the latest developments in the digitization of healthcare, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and robotics, the future of forensic science may change radically. Knowing how technological advances may affect this scientific discipline, its criticalities, and potential will enable those who practice it to lead change while always pursuing the protection of the human being.

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Date completed: May 12th 2022

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Review results due: October 27th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 26th 2022

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Roberto Scendoni

University of Macerata

Roberto Scendoni is a Research, Teaching Assistant and Exam Committee Member in Legal Medicine, Toxicology and Social Medicine - at the University of Macerata, Italy. In 2022 he received the national scientific qualification as Associate Professor in the Italian higher education system, in the field of forensic and occupational medicine. He conducts research activities in forensic medicine, forensic anthropology, forensic toxicology, risk management. He is consultant for forensic autopsies and external examinations, personal injuries, attempted murders, personal identification, malpractice. He is the authored/co-authored of 33 Journal Papers, 6 Book Chapters and 13 publications (abstracts, reports, conference proceedings etc.). He has been involved in many national and international training events as speaker.

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