Crime, Society and Role of Forensic Medicine

Singh, Subodh K.
July 2012
Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p184
Academic Journal
The bondage of Law and Forensic Medicine has always been a boon to the society, resulting in numerous intriguing cases being correctly investigated, retaining the sanctity of the Judicial system. The role of Forensic Medicine fraternity in assisting the various national and state agencies in maintenance of law and order has been paramount. Forensic medicine focuses on the areas in which medicine and human behavior interface with the law. The basic function of Forensic Medicine is to assist in the administration of justice. From postmortem examination and scene investigations, it is often possible to reconstruct the course of events leading to death. This is useful for police investigations and subsequent pro. secution in the law courts. Due to lack medical and paramedical staff, scientific awareness and knowledge among victims, investigating agencies, the end result is either 'justice hurried is justice buried' or 'justice delayed is justice denied' to the victims.


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