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Asphyxiation
Asphyxiation
Asphyxiation is the term given to blocking the airway, preventing someone to breathe and ultimately causing death....
Bite Marks
Bite Marks
Bite marks have now become one of the many different ways in which an assailant can be identified after an attack on another individual. Reda on and find out how......
Blunt Force Trauma
Blunt Force Trauma
Blunt force trauma is - as its name would suggest - a severe traumatic episode caused to the body or head with the sudden introduction of a blunt instrument used with…...
Defensive Wounds
Defensive Wounds
Many violent crimes tend to leave the victim's hands and arms covered in bruises or wounds commonly known as defensive wounds. These wounds can give an indication to…...
Drowning and Forensics
Drowning and Forensics
Drowning is difficult to prove beyond the accidental death stage simply because of the nature in which it happens. When a person drowns their lungs will fill with…...
Electrocution
Electrocution
High levels of electricity introduced to the body can kill instantly as electricity enters the body and tries to leave the body again by following the shortest path to…...
Entrance and Exit Wounds
Entrance and Exit Wounds
Entrance and exit wounds are caused when an individual is shot with a firearm, the entrance and exit wound is the path in which the bullet has taken through the body.…...
Ligature Marks
Ligature Marks
Ligature marks are those marks made by an item of cord, rope, silk or some such material that has been used for the purposes of strangulation. Ligature marks come in…...
Suffocating and Smothering
Suffocating and Smothering
How can forensics identify whether suffocation or smothering was the cause of death?...
Toxic Gases
Toxic Gases
Many people throughout the Western world die every year as a result of breathing in toxic gases, which cause their lungs to fail or their hearts to go into cardiac…...
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