The Importance Of Forensic Pathology

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Abstract Forensic pathology or medical examination involves investigation and discovery of the cause of dead. This field is one branch of forensic science that implicates thoroughly examination of the bodies of people who died suddenly, unexpectedly or violently, it determinate the time, cause and manner of death. This determination involves collaboration between medical examiner and others as toxicologist, radiologists, entomologist or anthropologist, with the autopsy or postmortem examination of the remains. It is useful in forensics investigation because the result of forensic pathology can help the law enforcement with evidence to put criminals away and keep people safe for possible futures of violence crimes, and sometimes it helps determining…show more content…
It has two major specialties, Anatomic Pathology, which involves the examination of surgical specimens removed from the body, and Clinical Pathology that involves the laboratory analysis of body fluids and tissue. Both are used in the practice of forensic pathology, which is “the determination of the cause and manner of death in cases of suspicious or unexplained death,” (Siegel, 2011, p. 70). Siegel state that a forensic pathologist is a physician, also called medical examiner, who has studied not only disease but also trauma such as wounds and damage on deceased victims as well as living individuals. What more involve in Forensic Pathology, only the examination of the body? Forensic pathologists consider the medical history, death scene findings and the post-mortem examination that include internal and external analyze of the remains to determinate if the death was natural, accidental or…show more content…
xxi). Sometimes the forensic pathologist goes to the crime scene to collect more information of the way of the crime, as the position of the body, elements near the body, marks and traumas that could be for reason no related of the crime itself. It also involves the examination of the bodies of people who died suddenly, unexpectedly or violently. “By careful external and internal examination, including toxicological studies, the forensic autopsy can help distinguish between natural deaths of no public health concern and other natural and non-natural deaths that may be of consequence to public safety or health, as well as the criminal and civil justice systems” (Dolinak, Matshes, and Lew, 2005, p.67). The information obtained may also help identifying an unknown individual and evidence, which would help as material to a fair

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