INVESTIGATION OF TRAUMATIC DEATHS
MERRY OLD ENGLAND
Office of coroner dates back to 1194. Crowners elected as keepers of the pleas of the crown.
Up until the late 1970s, Coroners were allowed to convict criminals.
THE CORONERS SYSTEM
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The word Taphonomy is derived from Greek word
Taphos means burial or grave
nomos means laws
Forensic Taphonomy is the study of history of the body since death
It deals with the changes in the body/body parts (often used as a
OVERVIEW OF FORENSIC SCIENCE
The forensic scientist must remain an advocate only for the best that reliable science can bring to
the data that we call evidence. The scientist must remain true to this calling despite any pressures from
WHAT IS FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY?
Defined as the application of the theory and methods of anthropology to forensic problems
Most forensic anthropologists have been specialists in physical anthropology, and particularly
Honours Psychology with Thesis
This program is oriented primarily toward students with a serious interest in psychological research who intend to
study at the graduate level in psychology. Students taking this program should be able to do independent rese
THE ROLE OF THE FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST
A death that is unexpected or is thought to have been caused by injury or poison is always
investigated for the purpose of determining whether it was a homicide - a death caused by an act of
another, which wa