Season: 1, Episode12: The Superhero in the Alley
Summary of the Case
Dr. Brenan and her team investigated a case which was highly publicized by the media.
The case was of a mostly skeletonized body found in an alley. When Dr. Brenan appeared a
CH 5 CRIMINAL PROFILING
What is the significance of profiling?
Profiling: drawing inferences about a criminals' personality, behavior, motivation
and demographics based on crime scene and other evidence
pioneered by FBI's Behavioral Science Unit (BSU)
1. The best choice for me to use to assess the sex of an individual is the pelvis (image C). As
the book describes, the pelvis contains the greatest number of characteristics useful for
determining the sex because it is the part of the skeleton that is mo
1. Based on the photo labeled A I think this wound is an example of perimortem. Based on
the book and module 14-part 2 perimortem wounds have sharp edges along fracture lines,
hinging, secondary fracture lines, angled broken bone which are all present in
1. No matter how much remains are left, you need to tell the law enforcement officers not to
touch or disturb anything at the scene; this could result in ruining the crime scene. Rather
or not they believe the homeowner should have no bearing on how they
To verify the age of the tooth, the sex of the individual and the age of the individual is through
complete examination of the tooth. We can see that there is a silver filling in this tooth which
means this was done to the person in the current time which
Unit 2 Discussion Board
Due by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 8
Please study the photographs above and answer the following questions. Include the letter of the
image and identify the bone in your response.
1) Given the choice of elements included in the ab
Unit 3 Discussion Board
Due by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 22nd
Please study the photographs above and answer the following questions.
1. From Photo A, is this wound/trauma antemortem, perimortem, or postmortem? Why?
2. From Photo B, is this an entrance
Unit 1 Discussion Board
Due by 11:59 pm on Monday, October 28th
Based on what you have learned in unit 1 consider the following scenario.
One day you receive a phone call from a local law enforcement officer who has responded to
reports of human remains b
Unit 4: Positive Identification and Individuation
Final Phase of Forensic Analysis
Identify with high probability the exact identity of the individual
Begin with information on sex, age, stature, and ancestry
Add to this other informatio
Unit 3 is concerned with damage caused to the body by outside force which may either
have medico-legal significance or represent changes associated with the burial environment.
Module 14: Manner of Death- Basic Trauma
Brown vs Board of Education (1954)
o research by social scientists
o Went for the stop of segregation in public schools because it was a
violation of the 14th amendment
o The document that went to the court included the Effect of Segregation