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Unformatted text preview: 9-19-11 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1954 MI changed to an ME system Manners of death: suicide, homicide, natural, accident, undetermined On form and in autopsy mechanism then causes in regards to unnatural can just put cause Death certificate is not a legally binding document/opinion Natural: deaths due solely or nearly totally due to disease or aging o Who found? What time found? Last time seen alive? Rigor mortis? Alger mortis? Liver mortis? o Medical history? Medications? Employment? Accident o How much did deceased drink? Any resuscitative efforts? Trauma on body? Suicide o ID, mental/social history, toxicology Homicide o ID Undetermined usually young Pending further testing required like toxicology and microbiology Hunting accidents o No trigger pull = accident o Trigger pull = homicide Result of medical treatment effect = natural (improper use of medical equipment is therapeutic error) Ricochet bullet w/legal fire is an accident, an illegal fire is homicide Suicide by cop = homicide High risk surgery = natural Fear induced cardiac arrest = homicide ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course SPEA V366 taught by Professor Aleksey during the Fall '11 term at UCSB.

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