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Medicine, Science and the Law

Published in Association with British Academy of Forensic Sciences

eISSN: 20421818 | ISSN: 00258024 | Current volume: 64 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Medicine, Science and the Law is the official journal of the British Academy for Forensic Sciences (BAFS). It is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the knowledge of forensic science and medicine. The journal aims to inform its readers from a broad perspective and demonstrate the interrelated nature and scope of the forensic disciplines. Through a variety of authoritative research and practice articles submitted from across the globe, it covers a range of topical medico-legal issues. The journal keeps its readers informed of developments and trends through reporting, discussing and debating current issues of importance in forensic practice.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Medicine, Science and the Law is the official journal of the British Academy for Forensic Sciences (BAFS). It is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the knowledge of forensic science and medicine. The journal aims to inform its readers from a broad perspective and demonstrate the interrelated nature and scope of the forensic disciplines. Through a variety of authoritative research and practice articles submitted from across the globe, it covers a range of topical medico-legal issues. The journal keeps its readers informed of developments and trends through reporting, discussing and debating current issues of importance in forensic practice.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). 

Editor-in-Chief
Professor Andrew Forrester Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Cardiff University, UK
Forensic Pathology Speciality Editor
Dr Alexander Kolar Forensic Pathology Services, UK
Law Speciality Editor
Ms Leslie Millin Barrister
Forensic Genetics Specialty Editor
Professor Denise Syndercombe Court King's College London, UK
Forensic Science Speciality Editor
Professor Franco Tagliaro University of Verona, Italy
Forensic Psychiatry Specialty Editor
Professor Keith Rix Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust & University of Chester, UK
UK Consulting Editors
Dr. Christopher Aris Keele University, UK
Dr Paul Arnell Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
Dr Lee Curley The Open University, UK
Dr Tracey Elliott University of Leicester, UK
Mr Rudi Fortson QC Bedford Row Chambers London, UK
Dr William Goodwin University of Central Lancashire, UK
Dr Johann Grundlingh Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London, UK
Tracy Kirk Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Professor Judy Laing University of Bristol, UK
Professor Nikolas Lemos Queen Mary University of London, UK
Ms Jacqueline Perry QC Temple Gardens Chambers, London, UK
Dr Mary Piper University of Manchester, UK
Dr Louise Robinson Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and University of Manchester, UK
Professor Piyal Sen Brunel University, UK
Angela Shaw Forensic Firearms Consultancy, UK
Dr Karen Slade Nottingham Trent University, UK
International Consulting Editors
Dr Alok Atreya Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine, Lumbini Medical College, Nepal
Professor Andrew Carroll Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
Professor Antonio De Donno University of Bari, Italy
Professor Ravindra Fernando University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Professor Luis Fondebrider President, Equipo Argentino de Antropologia Forense, Argentina
Dominic Gascho Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Professor Ken Inoue Kochi University, Japan
Dr Roland Jones University of Toronto, Canada
Dr Kewal Krishan Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Professor John Obafunwa Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
Dr Karen Richmond Kobenhavns University, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr Morris Tidball-Binz International Committee of Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
Editor Emeritus
Professor Peter Vanezis Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK
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