Clinical Forensic Medicine

A Physician’s Guide

  • Margaret M. Stark

Part of the Forensic Science and Medicine book series (FSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Roy N. Palmer
    Pages 37-60
  3. Deborah Rogers, Mary Newton
    Pages 61-126
  4. Jason Payne-James, Jack Crane, Judith A. Hinchliffe
    Pages 127-158
  5. Amanda Thomas
    Pages 159-177
  6. Kari Blaho-Owens
    Pages 179-193
  7. Nicholas Page
    Pages 195-204
  8. Guy Norfolk, Margaret M. Stark
    Pages 205-234
  9. Felicity Nicholson
    Pages 235-283
  10. Margaret M. Stark, Guy Norfolk
    Pages 285-326
  11. Richard Shepherd
    Pages 327-350
  12. Ian F. Wall, Steven B. Karch
    Pages 351-385
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 387-438

About this book


This revised edition of a much praised survey of the fundamental principles of clinical forensic medicine has been completely updated and expanded to address the latest developments and professional concerns. There are new chapters on the medical aspects of police restraint, including injuries that may occur with handcuffs and truncheons, the use of crowd-control agents, substance misuse problems in custody, and the management of bites, head injuries, and self-inflicted wounds. Additional new material can be found on the potential of police exposure to infection, the role of alcohol and drugs in vehicular accidents, and forensic sampling in sexual assault examinations. The chapters on fundamental principles, nonaccidental injury in children, and the care of detainees are all fully revised, as are the appendices (now containing a list of useful websites).
Authoritative and up-to-date, Clinical Forensic Medicine: A Physician's Guide, Second Edition offers forensic specialists and allied professionals a reliable guide to good practices and procedures for every variety of police inquiry requiring clinical forensic investigation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret M. Stark
    • 1
  1. 1.The Forensic Medicine UnitSt. George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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