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Determining Sex
Determining Sex
Sometimes during the course of a criminal investigation and its subsequent autopsy the pathologist may find his or herself faced with the task of identifying the sex…...
Exhuming a Corpse For Forensic Analysis
Exhuming a Corpse For Forensic Analysis
Why is the exhumation of a corpse a necessary part of forensic work? Here we examine the reasons for exhumation and why it has become so vital in many cases....
Insects and Flies in Forensic Medicine
Insects and Flies in Forensic Medicine
Many insects and flies are synonymous with the decaying of a corpse, and can be used by a Forensic Entomologist to identify a body's time of death....
Measuring Body Temperature
Measuring Body Temperature
Find out how body temperature is used to measure the time after death in forensics....
Reconstructing a Face
Reconstructing a Face
As we have already looked at in other articles a pathologist, in conjunction with a forensic anthropologist, will try to determine the sex of a skeleton by examining…...
Rigor Mortis and Lividity
Rigor Mortis and Lividity
Rigor mortis and lividity occur natural after death and are two of the key factors that are used to estimate time of death. Rigor mortis is when the muscle in the body…...
Scars, Tattoos and Birthmarks in Identification
Scars, Tattoos and Birthmarks in Identification
There are many different methods that a forensic pathologist can use to make a positive identification against a corpse that finds its way onto his or her autopsy…...
Skeletal Remains
Skeletal Remains
Skeletal remains are all that is left of a corpse after nature has taken its course and has disposed of skin, tissue, and any other organ that may cover the skeletal…...
Stomach Contents as a Means of Evidence
Stomach Contents as a Means of Evidence
We have all seen the television and cinema autopsies played out where the pathologist will empty the contents of the deceased's stomach and will analyse them with a…...
The Four Manners of Death
The Four Manners of Death
How does a pathologist categorise a death? There are generally accepted to be four 'manners' of death - we explain!...
Using the Eyes to Tell the Age of a Victim
Using the Eyes to Tell the Age of a Victim
This article looks at how the age of the deceased can be calculated to the precise year of birth using radio carbon dating to measure levels of radioactive carbon in…...
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