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Rapid Communication
Published On: January 26, 2018

Pedophilic Sexual Interest in Convicted Child Sexual Offenders: The Predictive Role of Psychopathology and Personality Dimensions

Carvalho J1,2*
Pedophilic sexual interest is a key target in the forensic assessment and rehabilitation process of child sexual offenders. Yet, there is limited evidence on the biopsychosocial factors underpinning pedophilic interest. Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to test the predictive role of psychopathology and personality dimensions in pedophilic sexual interest in a sample of convicted male child...

Editorial
Published On: January 26, 2018

Forensic Autopsy: Legal Issue, Religious Issue and Cousin Permission

Viroj Wiwanitkit*
When there is an abnormal death, the forensic autopsy usually plays important role in searching for the exact cause of death. The good clinical practice in forensic medicine is very important. Basically, the forensic autopsy must follow the standard forensic medicine principle. The example of famous guidelines that can be used is AAPL Practice Guideline for the Forensic Assessment [1]...

Research Article
Published On: January 26, 2018

Attentional Processing of Socially Threatening Faces in,Victims of Domestic Violence

Carvalho J1,2*, Pereira L3 and Soares SC3,4,5
Studies on the psychopathology phenomena associated with the process of victimization are currently targeting putative cognitive processes underpinning victims’ emotional adjustment. The attentional,bias toward threatening environmental stimuli is one of those cognitive processes. Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to test if victims of domestic violence present...

Short Communication
Published On: February 23, 2018

Pre-Analytical Error for Forensic Medicine Laboratory Test

Viroj Wiwanitkit*
Pre-analytical error is a common problem in laboratory medicine. This problem is also a big concern in forensic medicine laboratory investigation. In this specific short article, the author specifically discusses on the pre-analytical error problem in forensic laboratory medicine test. Practitioner should recognize and aware for good clinical practice in pre-analytical sample collection...

Review Article
Published On: March 16, 2018

Advance Statement vs Advance Decision: A Critical Evaluation of the Legal Status and the Moral and Pragmatic Advantages and Disadvantages

Dr. Puneet Arora*
An Advance Statement (AS) is a general statement about anything that is important to people (patients) in relation to their future treatment and wellbeing. An Advance Decision (AD) (sometimes known as Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment) is a document that allows a person to make a legally binding refusal of medical treatment...

Research Article
Published On: April 30, 2018

Brief Jail Mental Health Screen Utilization in U.S. Jails

Callahan LA* and Noether CD
The Brief Jail Mental Health Screen (BJMHS) is a validated 8-item screen that can be administered by corrections or treatment staff to identify mental health problems among male and female jail detainees....

Editorial
Published On: April 30, 2018

Female Sexual Offenders: An Area to be Explored

Carvalho J*
Sexual crimes pose a major challenge for today’s societies and policies. These crimes represent one of the worst forms of interpersonal violence, with strong repercussions at the social and individual level. Even so, we still far from understand the nature of these crimes...