Journal of Forensic Medicine and Legal Affairs


  • Review article - Lifesciences Published: Jul 25, 2016

    Serial Murder Profiling: Our Contemporary Understanding

    In this article we examine if, and to what extent, profiling can help to solve serial murder cases. We consider the unique characteristics of serial murder and their relationship to profiling, and examine the benefits and limitations of offender profiling. We conclude that using profiling as an investigative tool may…

    -Arnon Edelstein

  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Jul 22, 2016

    Stillbirths: An Underestimated and Neglected Reality

    About 2.6 million stillbirths annually are estimated to occur worldwide, mainly in developing countries, although much of the data is incomplete. The aim of the present study was to analyze cases of stillbirth examined in an Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Federal District (IML-DF), Brazil. A total of 38…

    -Modelli MES, Souza ABP and Costa MKR

  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Jul 01, 2016

    Sexual Dimorphism of North Indian Crania and its Forensic Application

    Sex determination is a major challenge for forensic anthropologist in the medicolegal context. It constitutes initial step in personal identification from skeletal remains and is indispensable further to define age and stature of the deceased. There have been several studies on sex determination from different skeletal parts using osteometric and…

    -Rajshri Saini and Vineeta Saini

  • Review article - Lifesciences Published: Jun 23, 2016

    Equivocal Court Cardiotocography Weighting in Cerebral Palsy Litigation

    The article cones on one aspect of cerebral palsy court litigation, namely the ubiquitous non - reassuring CTG tracing interpretation and the jurisprudential weighting allotted to it. Such litigation contributes to a massive financial drain of National Health budgets and may inflict crippling financial punishments on doctors. The author delves…

    -George G. Buttigieg

  • Short communication - Lifesciences Published: Jun 09, 2016

    Cheiloscopy - An Overview of its Limitations and Future Perspectives

    Lip prints at the crime scene can be obtained from glass, cutlery, clothes, cigarette butts, doors, windows etc. Lip prints were first classified by Santos into two categories However Tsuchihashi proposed a separate classification dividing the pattern of grooves into six types. This classification considers the best, as it provides…

    -Manas Bajpai, Nilesh Pardhe, Betina Chandolia and Manika Arora