Critical Thinking: 1) Why do you find this career to be of interest? A coroner has to examine a dead body to find out how the person died, what could have been the cause of death. 2) What are the factors that make a career in forensic science appealing? I like how a coroner has to perform autopsies to figure out how a person died through surgeries and tests. 3) Does the average salary of forensic scientist compete with other professions that require equal education?
This occupation helps to discover the reason for an individual's death through studying specimens, records, and photographs of the body and helping to prepare an autopsy report. A forensic autopsy technician assists the forensic pathologist before, during and after an autopsy. • Help physicians examine, handing them instruments or materials or performing such tasks such as removing organs • Bringing in people (loved ones) to help identify the corpse. . •
Body A. (Main point 1) Human cadavers have been used since the 4th Century B.C and even to this day are utilized for research and various purposes i. What is a cadaver? 1. A cadaver is a dead human body that may be used by physicians and other scientists to study anatomy, identify disease sites, determine causes of death, and provide tissue to repair a defect in a living human being (www.medicinenet.com) ii.
It is important in fatal collisions since the evidence will be required for a Coroners court for an inquest which is an enquiry into sudden, unnatural and suspicious deaths. Investigations into accidents include: * the condition of component parts of the vehicle e.g faulty brakes or worn tyres * Any contributory factors e.g weather conditions or road conditions * The length of any brake or skid marks * type of road and speed limits * witness statements * evidence of reckless or dangerous driving * evidence of driving whilst under the influence of drink and drugs Once the investigation has finished a conclusion of the cause can be drawn, and if anybody is found to be guilty of causing it. The need for fire investigation is to investigate the cause of a fire to see if they were started intentionally or accidentally. Fires tend to destroy evidence or clues to the cause but specialist fire investigation officers can say what the likely cause of fires are as well as where the fire started CRIME SCENE PRESERVATION (M2): The first personnel at the scene of the incident must record the time and date of when the incident occurred also they must record the weather conditions and protect the scene in any way
Forensics Photography Forensic photography is also called crime scene photography. Investigators and prosecutors need accurate images of various aspects of the location where a crime has occurred. This is where forensic photography comes to play. The photographer may be required to take pictures of corpses of murder victims, clues, murder weapons, etc. Forensic photography jobs are appealing to people who have good eye for detail and are very precise in the art of photography.
Emma Yates UNIT 39: From Crime Scene to Court It is the job of the FSI to find and collect evidence left behind by offenders on the crime scene. Using the latest forensic techniques they look for all sorts of evidence. The FSIs follow several procedures. To stop potential evidence being destroyed, lost or contaminated they preserve and protect the crime scene. FSIs then start to work with the investigating officers.
However the term is now so closely associated with the scientific field that many dictionaries include the meaning that equates the word "forensics" with "forensic science". Forensic science is not just what you see on television shows like CSI but rather the use of actual science to help determine the answer to varied legal questions. There are many different types of forensic disciplines that are used to help police and other officials answer these questions. These include criminalistics, forensic psychology, forensic pathology and others. Criminalistics is the science used to help understand the evidence in crimes.
When it comes to a crime scene investigator there are certain things they can and can not do in regards to a body at the crime scene. We also see there are many other people involved in the process, a few of these people are known as a coroner’s investigator, coroner and medical examiner; each of which has a very specific role to play and have. Some of the things they use during the investigation are ways of determining time of death; these include liver mortis, rigor mortis, and algor mortis. Some believe that not every jurisdiction should have a coroner or a medical examiner; I personally believe they do play an essential role and are needed by everyone. In essence the world of computer forensics entails the
Forensic Science Technician Description of Job Duties: A Forensic Science Technician may specialize either in crime scene investigation or in laboratory analysis. They investigate crimes by analyzing physical evidence. In a scene: • Walk through the scene and determine what and how evidence should be collected • Take photographs of both evidence and crime scene • Make sketches of scene • Write notes of their observation and findings, such as location and position of evidence where it was found • Collect physical evidence, including weapons, fingerprints, and bodily fluids • And catalog and preserve evidence before transferring it to a crime lab In a lab: • identify and classify evidence • explore links between suspects and criminal
1.1 Introduction to death time estimation In crime scene investigations, time of death (TOD) estimation of the deceased person is a crucial task for a forensic investigator (Rodrigo, 2014). In cases where death occurred in a suspicious or unexplainable manner, TOD estimation is especially important because suspects could defend themselves using alibi, which is by proving that they were not at the place where the crime was committed at the estimated time. Besides that, from the point of view of Henßge & Madea (2004), crime scene investigations become most effective if the TOD is estimated immediately and communicated to the police at the death scene. Despite its importance, the methods of death time estimation and their reliability has received