FORENSIC HOMICIDE
  INVESTIGATION
  South Puget Sound Community College
BITE MARK IDENTIFICATION:

 Emotional/violent
 Tooth marks=tool marks
 no two sets alike
 Tooth marks-front teeth uppe...
Collection:
-photographs (scene/ME)
-special attention to shape of wounds

DO NOT TOUCH
Saliva washings:
-distilled water/...
INTERPRETATION OF BITE-MARK EVIDENCE:

-forensic odontologist: (four factors)
1. Teeth of biter
2. Distortion
3. Mental st...
HYPNOSIS:
-altered state of consciousness
-focused attention
-heightened awareness/concentration.
-conscious mind subdued
...
POLYGRAPH: (lie detector)
-useful to investigation
-subjects-suspects/informants/witnesses

PSYCHICS:
-establish authentic...
MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY:
-child abuse parent/caregiver simulates/causes medical
  distress to gain attention, praise ...
   Stalkers:
-intentionally/repeatedly
-follow/contacts/harass/intimidate
-threatens w/bodily harm or death
-obsessed
-us...
 Psychopathic Personality Stalker:
-male/largest population
-abusive/dysfunctional/violence normal
-offender/mom-DV
-cont...
 Psychotic Personality Stalker:
-male/female
-obsessed/preoccupied
-systemized delusions
-diagnosable mental disorder
-de...
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Homicide Chapter 20

  1. 1. FORENSIC HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION South Puget Sound Community College
  2. 2. BITE MARK IDENTIFICATION:  Emotional/violent  Tooth marks=tool marks  no two sets alike  Tooth marks-front teeth upper/lowers  Forensic odontologists  Homicides: -sexual -battered child CHAPTER 20
  3. 3. Collection: -photographs (scene/ME) -special attention to shape of wounds DO NOT TOUCH Saliva washings: -distilled water/100 cotton -periphery-inward -separate swab -air dry -sterile test tube -saliva swab from vic/other part of body (control) CHAPTER 20
  4. 4. INTERPRETATION OF BITE-MARK EVIDENCE: -forensic odontologist: (four factors) 1. Teeth of biter 2. Distortion 3. Mental state of biter 4. Portion of body bite inflicted Prominent Patterns -homosexual homicides-back/arms/shoulders/axillae -heterosexual homicides-breasts/thighs Battered children-abdomen/scrotum/buttocks-rapid, random and enraged Sexual-slow, sadistic=excellent detail Bite-mark identification recognized by superior courts(several jurisdiction) CHAPTER 20
  5. 5. HYPNOSIS: -altered state of consciousness -focused attention -heightened awareness/concentration. -conscious mind subdued -subconscious little more active SHORTCOMINGS: -people lie -recollection colored by past experience -confabulation-gaps filled w/imagined info -independently corroborated CHAPTER 20
  6. 6. POLYGRAPH: (lie detector) -useful to investigation -subjects-suspects/informants/witnesses PSYCHICS: -establish authenticity -police not telling psychic/psychic telling police -empirical research limited -documentation of successes sufficient to merit consideration CHAPTER 20
  7. 7. MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY: -child abuse parent/caregiver simulates/causes medical distress to gain attention, praise or sympathy. -NY case 8 of 9 children killed SIMULATION: -fabricates history PRODUCTION: -intentional inducement of injury/create signs of illness. -suffocation/medications Provides psychological/emotional benefits: comforting, nurturing, sympathy, power and control. CHAPTER 20
  8. 8.  Stalkers: -intentionally/repeatedly -follow/contacts/harass/intimidate -threatens w/bodily harm or death -obsessed -usually male -known to target -PD limited by legal issues -protection orders CHAPTER 20
  9. 9.  Psychopathic Personality Stalker: -male/largest population -abusive/dysfunctional/violence normal -offender/mom-DV -control freak -male dominance -hyper macho exterior -hostility vs. women -violent if woman separates -psychological warfare -back in control
  10. 10.  Psychotic Personality Stalker: -male/female -obsessed/preoccupied -systemized delusions -diagnosable mental disorder -delusional fixation w/target -target stranger -contact target -erotomania: -erotic delusion one loved by another
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