The role of forensic pathology in suicide

Byard, Roger W.; Austin, Amy
March 2011
Forensic Science, Medicine & Pathology;Mar2011, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The authors discuss the benefits of forensic pathology for the assessment and classification of the manner of death as suicide. They assert that accurately establishing the manner of death as suicide can be difficult due to the absence of a suicide note in most cases, among other factors. They add that local forensic institutes may be able to identify significant trends occurring among suicide victims in their own jurisdictions, as well as provide an early indication of similar trends occurring in large populations.


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