Using as a starting point a real-life murder and sexual assault, this meeting, organised by The Royal Society of Medicine, will approach the different forensic specialities who may be involved. You will learn about current best practice and ethical dilemmas in the field.
Experienced speakers will show how a single case can involve many different forensic and legal practitioners, and raise legal, clinical and ethical concerns for each of them.
Be aware of how a complex murder investigation evolves
Understand the roles of different forensic specialities
Know current best practice in custody and sexual offences medicine
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Speaker setting the scene (GMP)
Examination of unconscious woman (Dr Michelle Carroll)Tea and coffee break
Care of suspect – new guidelines on fitness for interview (Dr Margaret Stark, Specialist in Clinical Forensic Medicine)Panel discussion
The forensic pathologist’s role (Dr Philip Lumb, Forensic Pathologist)The forensic psychiatrist’s role (Professor Keith Rix, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist)Tea and coffee break
How coroners would be involved (Mr Sean Horstead, Assistant Coroner)Panel discussion
Close of meeting