CJ 3329 Extra Credit Autopsy Terms

CJ 3329 Extra Credit Autopsy Terms - Forensic Evidence CJ...

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Forensic Evidence CJ 3329 Spring, 2008 Extra Credit Exercise 1 This is you first extra credit exercise. It is due on Wednesday, February 13. It is worth 2 points added to the average of your tests if turned in on time, 1 point if turned in late. Download the exercise from the TRACS web site, fill it out on a computer and put it in the TRACS drop box. If you have any problem accessing TRACS let me know. Pathologists frequently use medical terms in autopsy reports that are unfamiliar and confusing to lay people. The following descriptions were all taken from actual autopsy reports. Explain what each of the descriptions means in ordinary, non-medical language. You can find definitions on the medical terms in any of several online medical dictionaries. 1. Rigor mortis is fully developed in the major muscle groups. The person’s muscles in their arms, legs, chest and back have stiffened. 2. Livor mortis is fixed and purple posteriorly except over pressure points. The body has been lying on its backside long enough for their blood to settle to that half
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