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Blood Types
Blood Types
Forensics use a system called the 'ABO System', which is a system that measures antigens; antigens within the body determine blood type and are normally categorised as…...
Bodily Fluids in Forensic Science
Bodily Fluids in Forensic Science
There are many different types of bodily fluid that are secreted by the body and are also present within the body at any given time. These fluids may be useful in…...
Determining Cause of Death
Determining Cause of Death
Determining cause of death is the most important task for a pathologist, to determine the cause of death a pathologist must take into consideration a number of factors....
DNA Fingerprinting
DNA Fingerprinting
The term DNA fingerprinting - or genetic fingerprinting - is applied to the scientific process whereby samples of DNA are collected, collated and used to match other…...
Estimating The Time of Death
Estimating The Time of Death
The human body can function for a period of time without oxygen - the human brain reportedly surviving several minutes without it - then it is reasonable to assume…...
External Examination
External Examination
External examination aims to check the body for any visable signs of injury, wounds are examinained and measured, clothing will also be checked and photographs will be…...
Identifying the Victim
Identifying the Victim
When it comes to identifying the deceased forensic science and forensic medicine are both crucial weapons in any law enforcement agency's armoury. Difficulty in…...
Performing an Autopsy
Performing an Autopsy
An autopsy is performed when there are suspicious circumstances surrounding someone's death; or when no signs of natural causes can be located. Stages of an…...
The Rate of Decay in a Corpse
The Rate of Decay in a Corpse
The rate of decay within the human body after death is normally split into two distinct categories, which are Autolysis and Putrefaction....
What is a Pathologist?
What is a Pathologist?
A pathologist is the senior doctor responsible for the performance of autopsies and for the determining as to how an individual died. This particular role within the…...
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