Forensic Pathology – University of Copenhagen

Section of Forensic Pathology


The Section of Forensic Pathology carries out forensic examinations of living and deceased persons. Examinations are carried out by doctors trained in forensic medicine and with due respect to the sensitive nature of the task.

Examining the deceased

Examining the living

Cases investigated includes homicides, assault, rape, suicides, sudden natural deaths, fatal traffic accidents and other domestic or work-related accidents.

The Section also includes The Laboratory of Forensic AnthropologyThe Unit curates a unique collection of ancient skeletons.