A challenging injury interpretation: Could this be a stab wound?

Griffiths, Les (2012) A challenging injury interpretation: Could this be a stab wound?. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 19 3: 179-181. doi:10.1016/j.jflm.2011.12.005


Author Griffiths, Les
Title A challenging injury interpretation: Could this be a stab wound?
Journal name Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1752-928X
1532-2009
Publication date 2012-04
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jflm.2011.12.005
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 179
End page 181
Total pages 3
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Forensic practitioner should exercise caution in the forensic interpretation of suspicious wounds at death scenes, at least until there is an opportunity to fully explore the wound and its relationship to underlying structures and bony landmarks. This is especially so in cases of apparent suicide. A case is presented which not only illustrates the challenges which may face the examiner at a death scene in injury interpretation, but also, where there remains a lingering doubt that the autopsy did not address all of the concerns expressed by both scenes of crime scientific officers and the forensic medical examiner.
Keyword Caution
Interpretation
Wound
Exploration
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes © 2011 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.

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