Title

Using Autopsy to Solve for Time, Manner, and Cause of Death

Date

5-30-2013 11:15 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Chemistry Capstone Seminars

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The job of the Medical Examiner may seem easy when all you ever see on CSI or NCIS is the fundamentals. Much more goes into an autopsy. The ME determines the time of death using the deceased body temperature, eye clarity, purification and stomach content. They are required to perform a meticulous external exam using microscopes and UV light to find evidence; followed by cutting open the body to carefully search for clues as to the manner and cause of death. On CSI or NCIS the ME just tells the team his findings, but in actuality they are required to write a full report on their findings, test results and opinion as to the cause of death.

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May 30th, 11:15 AM

Using Autopsy to Solve for Time, Manner, and Cause of Death

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

The job of the Medical Examiner may seem easy when all you ever see on CSI or NCIS is the fundamentals. Much more goes into an autopsy. The ME determines the time of death using the deceased body temperature, eye clarity, purification and stomach content. They are required to perform a meticulous external exam using microscopes and UV light to find evidence; followed by cutting open the body to carefully search for clues as to the manner and cause of death. On CSI or NCIS the ME just tells the team his findings, but in actuality they are required to write a full report on their findings, test results and opinion as to the cause of death.