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Ireland. Office of the State Pathologist. (2020) Office of the State Pathologist annual report 2019. Dublin: Department of Justice and Equality.

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The OSP is a non-statutory executive agency established on an administrative basis under the aegis of the Department of Justice. Forensic pathology is the discipline of medicine that deals with the determination of the cause of death for legal purposes. Forensic pathologists are medical doctors who are trained in anatomical pathology and the forensic examination and interpretation of injuries at post mortem examination.

The main activity of the Office is the performance of post mortem examinations in cases of sudden, unexplained death where a criminal or suspicious element is present. In approximately 15 – 20% of cases, this also involves a scene visit. The pathologists deal with homicides, as well as a wide range of natural and unnatural deaths, for example road traffic accidents, other accidents and drug-related deaths.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
September 2020
10 p.
Department of Justice and Equality
Corporate Creators
Ireland. Office of the State Pathologist
Place of Publication

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