Preface. Introduction to glucose homeostasis and investigation of hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia as a defence: Shop lifting and petty crime, Aggression and Violence, Sexual Offences. Driving, unlawful killing and automatism. Confessions made whilst hypoglycaemic. Civil Cases - accidental administration and negligence, Fraud, Misuse by athletes. Suicide with insulin or sulphonylureas. Homicidal use of insulin and sulphonylureas. Glossary.
The Forensic Aspects of Hypoglycaemia succinctly covers the medicolegal considerations of hypoglycaemia in a variety of scenarios including driving fatalities, petty crime, homicide and suicide. Covering the definitions and diagnosis of hypoglycaemia to its bearing on criminal behavior, this book draws on the author's extensive experience and contains a wealth of information for physicians and lawyers, including cases from the author's past and notable cases in the public domain.
Professor Vincent Marks is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Founder Dean of Medicine from 1995-2000 at the University of Surrey. Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine in the Epsom from 1962-1969 and in Guilford from 1970-1995. Professor Marks is the senior author of Insulin Murders and has acted as an expert witness in numerous cases at home and abroad, most notable the Clause von Bulow case in the USA, in which hypoglycaemia was a key factor.