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Branch of medicine which deals with the application of medical knowledge to the purposes of law and in the
administration of justice

Legal medicine

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Application of medicine to legal cases

Legal medicine

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Application of medical science to elucidate legal problems

Forensic medicine

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Knowledge of law in relation to the practice of
medicine.

Medical jurisprudence

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Injury/Disease point of view: Treatment

ORDINARY PHYSICIAN

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Injury/Disease point of view: Cause

MEDICO-LEGAL OFFICER

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Examine a patient: Diagnose

ORDINARY PHYSICIAN

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Examine a patient: Testify / justice

MEDICO-LEGAL OFFICER

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Minor injuries: Ignored

ORDINARY PHYSICIAN

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Minor injuries: Records all / qualify crime

MEDICO-LEGAL OFFICER

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Principle: When the court has once laid an interpretation of law as applied to certain facts, it will adhere to and apply to all future cases

PRINCIPLE OF STARE DECISIS

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Persons authorized to perform autopsies

1. Health Officers
2. Medical officer of law enforcement agencies.
3. Members of the medical staff of accredited hospitals.

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Types of evidence: Made known to the senses

Autoptic or Real evidence

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Types of evidence: Oral under oath

Testimonial evidence

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Most reliable & effective questioning technique

Use of control questions

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Does not response to added relevant question

Guilt complex test

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Subject verbal response creates distortion in
the tracing or clearing of the throat

Silent answer test

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Most valuable method of identification of persons

FINGERPRINTING

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Fingerprint is formed in

Fetus

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Fingerprint is not changeable at

4th month AOG [SAMPLEX, 4 weeks]

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Fingerprint used as substitute for signature

Right thumb print

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Art and study of recording fingerprints as means of id

DACTYLOGRAPHY

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Comparison of fingerprints

DACTYLOSCOPY

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Study of pores found on the pappillary friction ridges of skin

Poroscopy

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Hardest substance of the body

Enamel

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Scientific methods of identification

1. Fingerprinting
2. Dental identification
3. handwriting
4. Identification of skeleton
5. Determination of Sex, Age
6. Identification of blood, blood stains
7. Identification of hair, fibers

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Outlast other tissues in putrefaction

Enamel

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Science of handwriting analysis

BIBLIOTIC

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Study of handwriting for the purpose of determining the
writers personality, character and aptitude

GRAPHOLOGY

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In determining height, add ___ to skeletal height for the soft tissues

1 to 1.5 in