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This book describes the state of the art and future prospects of the most important bio-medicolegal subdisciplines in the post-genomic framework of personalized medicine. Focusing on the three main themes Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence, the book addresses a wide range of topics, including: Bio-Medicolegal and Criminological Sciences, Forensic Pathology and Anthropology, Clinical and Forensic Medicine in Living Persons (from Interpersonal Violence to Personal Injury and Damage, Malpractice, Personal Identification and Age Estimation), Forensic Genetics and Genomics, and Toxicology and Imaging.
The unitariness of the "Bio-Medicolegal Sciences", historically founded on the accuracy and rigor of the methods of ascertainment and criteria of evaluation, should be re-established on the basis of molecular evidence, and used to promote Personalized Justice.
Taken together, the book's conclusions and future perspectives outline a vision of transdisciplinary innovation and future evidence in the framework of personalized justice.
Santo Davide Ferrara is a Full Professor of Legal Medicine and Forensic Toxicology, Director of the Department of Legal and Occupational Medicine, Toxicology and Public Health, Past Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Padua, President of the Veneto Regional Foundation - School of Public Health, President of the International Academy of Legal Medicine, Vice President of the European Council of Legal Medicine, Past President of the European Academy of Legal Medicine, and editor of the International Journal of Legal Medicine and Rechtsmedizin. Professor Ferrara is a recipient of numerous international and national scientific awards, and director of various international scientific projects and UN and WHO consultancy programs. He has authored more than 400 articles and written or edited a number of monographs covering diverse fields in the bio-medicolegal sciences and including Doping Antidoping (Piccin, Padova, 2004), Malpractice and Medical Liability (Springer, 2013), and Personal Injury and Damage Ascertainment under Civil Law (Springer, 2016).
Release date NZ
April 10th, 2018
Edited by Santo Davide Ferrara
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2017
47 Illustrations, color; 79 Illustrations, black and white; XXIII, 635 p. 126 illus., 47 illus. in color.
Springer International Publishing AG
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