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What is blunt force trauma? Assuming that you are a death investigator, give an example of what you would think would be a commonly encountered blunt force trauma resulting in death. What would you look for on the deceased’s body to verify your suspicion of your given example of blunt force trauma?
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Blunt Force Trauma
Trauma is one of the most frequent causes of mortality and morbidity in individuals of
age thirty years and less. It is ranked as the sixth cause of individuals succumbing to death
worldwide. Blunt force trauma also referred to as nonpenetrating trauma, is the leading factor for
mortality and morbidity. Blunt force trauma is a result of physical injury due to a powerful force
on the body's surface. The impact may originate from different causes, including collisio...