About the Department

Department of Forensic Medicine

The Department of Forensic Medicine carries out assignments for the state forensic pathologist as part of its research-based public-sector consultancy services for the police districts in East Jutland, South-East Jutland, North Jutland as well as Central and Western Jutland. These assignments are medico-legal autopsies, crime scene investigations including inquests as well as examinations of persons (clinical forensic medicine).

The clinical forensic investigations, which include examinations of victims of violence and sexual offences, irrespective of age, as well as persons charged with a crime, take place at the department or at its regional departments for clinical forensic medicine in Herning, Aalborg and Kolding as well as Aarhus. The department also enjoys close collaboration with the Danish centres for rape victims and the Center for Abused Children (CBO), Aarhus University Hospital.