Forensic Nursing: The application of the nursing process to public or legal proceedings, and the application of forensic healthcare in the scientific investigation of trauma- and/or death related abuse, violence, criminal activity, liability, and accidents (Lynch & Duval, 2011).
Forensic Science: The forensic sciences are used around the world to resolve civil disputes, to justly enforce criminal laws and government regulations, and to protect public health. Forensic scientists may be involved anytime when an objective, scientific analysis is needed to find the truth and to seek justice in a legal proceeding (American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 2010).
Clinical Forensic Practice: The application of medical and nursing sciences to the care of living victims of crime or liability-related accidents (Lynch, 2013).
Reference: Amar, A. F., & Sekula, K. L. (2016). A practical guide to forensic nursing: Incorporating forensic principles into nursing practice. In A practical guide to forensic nursing: Incorporating forensic principles into nursing practice (pp. 4-5). Indianapolis, Indiana: Sigma Theta Tau International.