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Mason's Forensic Medicine for Lawyers 6th ed isbn 9781780434766

Mason's Forensic Medicine for Lawyers 5th ed


ISBN13: 9781845922412
New Edition ISBN: 9781780434766
Previous Edition ISBN: 1845925238
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Mason’s Forensic Medicine for Lawyers, 5th edition, covers all aspects of the relationship between forensic medicine and the law including an overview of general issues relating to medical ethics, negligence, and the regulation of the medical profession.

From the point of reporting a death through to the various topics of investigating and diagnosing cause of death, this book details the medical and legal considerations that must be faced by forensic pathologists, and also examines forensic issues relating to non-lethal violence, mental health and public health.

This new edition is brought fully up to date with new material on wounds, explosions, head injury, transplantation, asphyxia, marriage and pregnancy, and covers numerous changes in legislation including:-

  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Human Tissue Act 2004 and Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006
  • Gender Recognition Act 2004
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2001,
  • Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003,
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005,
  • and Mental Health Act 2007