5 essay questions On crime scene and Autopsy

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All answersshould be 3 to 4 paragraphs. In APA format with InTEXT citations. Some references are listed below or you can use your own references as long as scholarly .

Question 1.

As an investigator you have been tasked with solving a hit and run homicide case involving a pedestrian and unknown vehicle. Explain what wounds you may expect to see and how these injuries may help reconstruct the crime.

Question2.

One of the biggest challenges to medical examiners today is determining whether an infant died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or whether foul play was involved. Discuss the research behind SIDS and what evidence assists the medical examiner in concluding a death was the result of SIDS. Summarize the protocol an investigator should use at a crime scene when investigating a possible SIDS death.

Question 3.

Define carboxyhemoglobin and explain its relationship to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

Question 4.

Two children were playing hide and seek with friends. With the assistance of another friend, the two children were lowered down into an abandoned well. The well was approximately 15 feet deep. After two days of searching, a police officer located the two missing children deceased inside the well. Neither child had any signs of injury and did not die as a result of exposure, starvation, or dehydration.

What was the cause of death? Explain your rationale using the assigned readings as well as and external research.

Question 5.

woman sunbathing at the beach in a bikini is found dead of a gunshot wound to the upper right thigh. Black markings can be seen surrounding the entrance wound.

Did the victim die from a contact shot that pierced her femoral artery or is it possible the victim was shot from a distance and the black markings are the ring of dirt? Explain your answer.

References

D.L. Karch, K.M. Lubell, J. Friday, N. Patel, D.D. Williams, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Surveillance for violent deaths—National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 states, 2005

MMWR Surveill. Summ., 57 (2008), pp. 1-45

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V. Scolan, N. Telmon, A. Blanc, J.P. Allery, D. Charlet, D. Rouge

Homicide–suicide by stabbing study over 10 years in the Toulouse region

Am. J. Forensic Med. Pathol., 25 (2004), pp. 33-36

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B. Karger, E. Billeb, E. Koops, B. Brinkmann

Autopsy features relevant for discrimination between suicidal and homicidal gunshot injuries

Int. J. Legal Med., 116 (2002), pp. 273-278

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Basso, C., Burke, M., Fornes, P., Gallagher, P. J., de Gouveia, R. H., Sheppard, M., … & van der Wal, A. (2010). Guidelines for autopsy investigation of sudden cardiac death. Pathologica, 102(5), 391-397. doi: 10.1007/s00428-007-0505-5

Ceelen, M., van der Werf, C., Hendrix, A., Naujocks, T., Woonink, F., de Vries, P., … & Das, K. (2015). Sudden death victims< 45 years: agreement between cause of death established by the forensic physician and autopsy results. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 34, 62-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2015.05.005

Dudley, M. H. (2016). Forensic investigative systems. In Forensic medicolegal injury and death investigation. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4987-3489-9

Dudley, M. H. (2016). Forensic pathology. In Forensic medicolegal injury and death investigation. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4987-3489-9

Dudley, M. H. (2016). Cause, mechanism, and manner of death. In Forensic medicolegal injury and death investigation. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4987-3489-9

Ginsberg, M. D. (2013). The Confrontation Clause and forensic autopsy reports – A testimonial. Louisiana. Law Review, 74, 1-22. ISSN: 0024-6859

Gulczyński, J., Iżycka-Świeszewska, E., & Grzybiak, M. (2009). Short history of the autopsy Part I. From prehistory to the middle of the 16th century. Polish Journal of Pathology, 60(3), 109-114. ISSN: 1233-9687

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