Forensic pathology is the discipline of pathology concerned with the investigation of deaths where there are medico-legal implications, for example, suspected homicides, death in custody and other complex medico-legal cases. is a sub-specialty of pathology that focuses on determining the cause of death by examining a corpse. The autopsy is performed by a medical examiner, usually during the investigation of criminal law cases and civil law cases in some jurisdictions. Forensic pathology is probably the most high profile of all the pathological specialties, but is relatively small in terms of number of practitioners. Forensic pathologists are trained in multiple forensic sciences as well as traditional medicine. Other areas of science that the forensic pathologist must have a working knowledge of toxicology, firearms examination (wound ballistics), trace evidence, forensic serology and DNA technology.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on July, 2014