1 edition of Shreds of Evidence (Real-life Crimes) found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||October 1994|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 106 p. :|
|Number of Pages||51|
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For eg: If a young person with no medical and toxicology history is brought for autopsy, knowing the cause of death might be difficult, but when the medical examiner observes that in the crime scene the person was in the tub near an electrical outlet, he may be able to gauge that the person died because of electrical shock.
Forensics Thanks to the popularity of such crime-solving drama shows, we might have some unrealistic expectations about what it takes to solve a crime.
I mean we have all seen Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, just walking into the crime scene and solving it in just within a few minutes and catch the suspect and neatly wrap the episode in an hour. Forensic scientists collect, conserve, and analyze scientific evidence during an investigation.
The medical examiner reaches the scene, where an investigation is carried out which is one of the most important steps before an autopsy is carried out. It is generally preferred to perform the autopsy within a day after the person has deceased but even bodies older than that can perform vital information to the medical examiner.
Once the investigation at the scene is over, the body is then covered in a plastic bag and taken to the morgue for the autopsy to occur. There are many branches in forensics itself including digital forensics, financial forensics, Forensic pathology, Forensic entomology, etc. They will describe the body in a lot of detail, including its current condition, position it is found in, level of decomposition, etc.
An autopsy usually takes 2-4 hours but obtaining the results could easily take up around 6 weeks. Then the examiner will remove the clothes from the body and will search for any wounds, tattoos, scars, etc. We will be only focusing on the biological aspect of this science in this article.
They document everything, include blood splatter, noticing its shape, and determining what caused it to be there. The organs are then carefully examined by the medical examiner to search for clues. An X-ray may be done to look for broken bones or to see if any bullets are present in the body. The medical examiner will first weigh the body, measure the height and note the basic data like age, eye color, and hair color. I mean who knew TV was so wrong.
The medical examiner reaches the scene, where an investigation is carried out which is one of the most important steps before an autopsy is carried out.
I mean who knew TV was so wrong.
They will describe the body in a lot of detail, including its current condition, position it is found in, level of decomposition, etc.