The work of forensic physicians with police detainees in the Canberra City Watchhouse

Elizabeth Ann Sturgiss, Vanita Parekh

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Forensic physicians provide both medical care and forensic consultations to detainees in police custody. There is a paucity of Australian data regarding characteristics of detainees and the type of work provided by forensic physicians in this setting. This retrospective audit of a clinical forensic service in Canberra, Australia will assist with service planning, future data collection and the training of forensic physicians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011


  • Australia
  • Forensic medicine
  • Police custody
  • Police detainees

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