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ISSN: 2445-4249

The Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine (Revista Española de Medicina Legal), first published in 1974, is the official Journal of the National Association of Forensic Physicians (la Asociación Nacional de Médicos Forenses). The Journal publishes scientific articles of different topics in the field of legal and forensic medicine which are represented as a learning tool of the specialty that gives the reader an update of different topics in the field of legal and forensic medicine. It also serves as continuing education in practical aspects of the daily work of the forensic physician in the field of the Administration of Justice. The Journal incorporates all groups- forensic physicians, specialists in legal and forensic medicine, university teachers, psychiatrists and psychologists, experts in the assessment of body injury, scientific police and legal experts interested in the subject.

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3.7 weeks

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Vol. 47. Issue 1.
Pages 1-44 (January - March 2021)
Editorial article
Motivation and opportunity in explaining and preventing sexual offences
Santiago Redondo-Illescas
Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine. 2021;47:1-2
Original article
Influence of meteorological conditions on suicide rate in the province of Córdoba
Irene Iglesias-Fernández, Cristina María Beltrán-Aroca, José Sáez-Rodríguez, Eloy Girela-López
Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine. 2021;47:3-8
Factors associated with the identification of dismembered bodies in Medellín, Colombia
Catalina Vásquez Guarín, Jennifer García Ospina, Carlos Federico Molina Castaño
Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine. 2021;47:9-15
Brief report
Forensic research on sudden death published in Spain
Xavier Covas-Cerdà, Ignasi Galtés
Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine. 2021;47:16-23
Prevention of drug-facilitated sexual assault
Maria Neus Panyella-Carbó, Carles Martin-Fumadó, Esperanza L. Gómez-Durán
Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine. 2021;47:24-34