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NCJ Number: 155824 Find in a Library
Title: Role of Police Surgeons
Author(s): G Robertson
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
Publication Number: ISBN 0-11-341055-7
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This research examined the work of police surgeons, with particular emphasis on their role in relation to the operation of criminal justice in England and Wales. Police surgeons working in stations in London are referred to as forensic medical examiners.
Abstract: Data were collected from financial and other forms completed by doctors, interviews with custody officers, custody records, and interviews with police surgeons. Over 80 percent of all police surgeon work entails examining prisoners who are detained in a police station in relation to illness, injury, and intoxication; drug related problems; and mental disorders. Other duties include examining police officers, examining victims, and certifying causes of death. This report describes changes in the work of police surgeons, the present day pattern of work, training of police surgeons, confidentiality and consent, and other issues.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): England; Forensic medicine; Police staff services units; Wales
Note: Research Study No 6.
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