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Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine

An International journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Official journal of the Faculty of Legal and Forensic Medicine.

The Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine publishes topical articles on legal medicine and all clinical aspects of forensic medicine and related specialities. All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, and the Journal is listed in MEDLINE/Index Medicus.

All aspects of legal medicine, the coronial system and the medical principles of care and forensic assessment of living individuals, whether adult or child, in contact with the judicial system are examined and the Journal has a broad international perspective.

Topics covered in the journal include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following, particularly with relevance to the clinical setting:

  • forensic medicine
  • forensic pathology
  • forensic science
  • forensic toxicology
  • forensic odontology
  • forensic anthropology
  • forensic psychiatry
  • forensic genetics
  • death and care in custody
  • training, forensic nursing
  • occupational health of police, fitness to interview
  • death investigation and causes of death
  • forensic medicine national systems
  • human identification
  • entomology and palynology
  • taphonomy
  • mental health
  • criminology, profiling
  • child abuse and neglect
  • interpersonal violence, assault and injury, personal injury, elder abuse, domestic violence
  • sexual assault
  • suicide, parasuicide and deliberate self-harm
  • restraint injuries
  • drug and alcohol misuse
  • drink and drug driving
  • traffic medicine, transportation medicine, refugee and asylum medicine
  • medical law, medical ethics
  • euthanasia and end of life issues
  • consent
  • confidentiality
  • clinical negligence
  • professional regulation
  • patients'complaints procedures
  • medical disciplinary procedures
  • the coronial system
  • clinical governance
  • clinical risk management
  • clinical performance review procedures
  • criminal charges arising from clinical practice such as murder, manslaughter and indecent assault
  • the sick doctor
  • the validation, licensing and certification of doctors
  • mass disaster, war graves
  • torture
  • extra-judicial deaths
  • human rights

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Editor Information

    J Payne-James

Impact Factor

* 2011 Journal Citation ReportsĀ®, published by Thomson Reuters

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Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
  • Journal
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 1752928X
  • 2014 Impact Factor: 0.760*