South Puget Sound Community College
AUTOPSY
 Medical Examiner (ME)/Coroner
-violent
-sudden
-unexpected
-unattended
-suspicious
 Advanced training:
-recogni...
AUTOPSY
 DEATH INVESTIGATION:
-criminal violence
-suicide
-accident
-sudden death when in apparent good health
 -unusual...
AUTOPSY
 Notification of death to ME:
-respond/dispatch
-info from PD
-info from civilians
-document
-physical exam
-evid...
AUTOPSY
 Cause


 Mechanism


 Manner
AUTOPSY
 Purpose:


-cause
-all factors
-internal/external exam
-types/numbers of wounds
AUTOPSY
 Investigative info from    Position at time of injury
  autopsy:                   -ante/post mortem
-weapon  ...
AUTOPSY
 Homicide             Suicide
                      -number
-location             -type
-size                 -l...
AUTOPSY
 Complete medicolegal autopsy:


-crime scene
-ID
-External exam
-Internal exam
-Tox
AUTOPSY
 Ordered:


-cause/mechanism/manner/time
-evidence
-circumstances
-medical report
-protect innocent
ACCURATE!
AUTOPSY
 Scene:
-interview
-document
-examine
-transport

CHAIN OF CUSTODY
AUTOPSY
 ID:
-legal
-chain of custody
-vital
Means:
-personal
-DNA
-FP
-photos
-dentals
-x-rays
-circumstantial
AUTOPSY
External exam:      Internal exam:
-Clothing           -Chest Y cut
-Body :             -Head
-examined           ...
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Homicide Chapter 18

  1. 1. South Puget Sound Community College
  2. 2. AUTOPSY  Medical Examiner (ME)/Coroner -violent -sudden -unexpected -unattended -suspicious  Advanced training: -recognize/interpret disease/injury
  3. 3. AUTOPSY  DEATH INVESTIGATION: -criminal violence -suicide -accident -sudden death when in apparent good health  -unusual/suspicious circumstances  -abortion (legal/criminal)  -in custody  -poisoning  -diseases posing threat to public health  -on the job  -diagnostic/therapeutic procedures
  4. 4. AUTOPSY  Notification of death to ME: -respond/dispatch -info from PD -info from civilians -document -physical exam -evidence -chain of custody -report
  5. 5. AUTOPSY  Cause  Mechanism  Manner
  6. 6. AUTOPSY  Purpose: -cause -all factors -internal/external exam -types/numbers of wounds
  7. 7. AUTOPSY  Investigative info from  Position at time of injury autopsy:  -ante/post mortem -weapon  -sexual assault -wounds consistent  -influence of  -which wound fatal drugs/alcohol  -survival time  -foreign objects  -how far walk/run  -struggle  -dragged/dumped  -estimated time of death  -direction of force  Survival interval
  8. 8. AUTOPSY  Homicide  Suicide -number -location -type -size -location -shape-character  Wounds -type of wound -how recent -post/ante mortem -feeding -defense -specific type of weapon
  9. 9. AUTOPSY  Complete medicolegal autopsy: -crime scene -ID -External exam -Internal exam -Tox
  10. 10. AUTOPSY  Ordered: -cause/mechanism/manner/time -evidence -circumstances -medical report -protect innocent ACCURATE!
  11. 11. AUTOPSY  Scene: -interview -document -examine -transport CHAIN OF CUSTODY
  12. 12. AUTOPSY  ID: -legal -chain of custody -vital Means: -personal -DNA -FP -photos -dentals -x-rays -circumstantial
  13. 13. AUTOPSY External exam: Internal exam: -Clothing -Chest Y cut -Body : -Head -examined -Abdomen -washed -Pelvic cavity -photographed -extremities -x-rays

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