Psychological Autopsy: A Lead to the Truth Untold

Authors

  • Mohd Asrarul Haque

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17464

Keywords:

Autopsy, Psychological autopsy, collection of evidence, Court law, Justice

Abstract

Psychological autopsy is an important technique of investigation of an alleged suicidal case. The
fundamental of psychological autopsy is based on the ultra-careful collection of records that help
reconstruct the psychosocial domain of individuals. This paper gives insight into understanding of
autopsy types and their uses. Relevance of psychological autopsy in forensic practice is highlighted
such as validity, admissibility, scope and application in court of law for administration of justice.

Author Biography

Mohd Asrarul Haque

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh India

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

Mohd Asrarul Haque. (2021). Psychological Autopsy: A Lead to the Truth Untold . Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 274–277. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17464