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Medico-Legal Death Investigation Systems – Scotland

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Claire Parks,

University of Glasgow, University Place, Glasgow. G12 8QQ, Scotland, GB
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Forensic Medicine and Science
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Peter D. Maskell

University of Glasgow, University Place, Glasgow. G12 8QQ, Scotland, GB
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Abstract

Scotland although part of the United Kingdom (UK) has a separate legal system. The death investigation process in Scotland is unique, not only in the UK, but also when compared to many other countries around the World. The uniqueness includes having the requirement of corroborated reports, thorough police investigations before autopsy, the ability to avoid dissection autopsies, a focus on the detection of criminality & negligence and greater privacy for the deceased’s family. In this article we expand and describe the process of Death Investigation in Scotland.

How to Cite: Parks, C. and Maskell, P.D., 2022. Medico-Legal Death Investigation Systems – Scotland. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law, 13, pp.47–49. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljfmsl.v13i0.7921
Published on 30 Sep 2022.
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