Education and Research Center of Legal Medicine, Chiba University incorporates six core departments, which collaborate with each other while engaging in their own activities in the form of teaching, research, and practical services.
The Department of Forensic Pathology conducts forensic autopsies at the request of the police and other agencies, while also training qualified doctors who have already completed their residencies and carrying out wide-ranging research in the field of forensic pathology.
The Department of Forensic Toxicology carries out toxicological tests to investigate cause of death, while also training forensic toxicologists and toxicological analysts and engaging in toxicological research related to legal medicine.
The Department of Forensic Genetics conducts research on DNA profiling and engages in services such as individual identification and parentage testing, to train researchers and test-technicians in DNA profiling.
The Department of Forensic Odontology carries out research in forensic odontology, while also engaging in services such as examining dental evidence for use in comparative identification and dental matching to train forensic dentists.
Forensic Radiology and Imaging
The Department of Forensic Radiology and Imaging facilitates the interpretation of post-mortem CT scans and other imaging modalities, while training forensic radiologists, and engaging in research in forensic radiology and post-mortem contrast imaging methods.
Clinical Forensic Medicine
The Department of Clinical Forensic Medicine liaises with child consultation centers and other concerned parties, with the aim of establishing the practice of forensic clinical medicine, while also teaching outpatient forensic medicine and engaging in research on the prevention of child abuse.