Forensic Pathology is is the legal branch of pathology concerned with:
  • Determining cause of death (including murder, accident or unexpected death)
  • Examination of some wounds and injuries due to crime or negligence
  • Examination of tissue specimens that may be relevant to rape, or other crimes.

Forensic pathologists work closely with the Coroner (British tradition) or Medical Examiner (American tradition)/

The examination of dead bodies (autopsy) is closely realated to anatomical pathology.

External links

[1] CORPSE: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death, by science writer Jessica Snyder Sachs.