CRJS471 DB2

Apr 15th, 2015
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Review the following scenario: A 911 call came in at 3 a.m. from a local nightclub. It was reported that an individual was injured and unconscious. Upon EMS arrival, the victim was dead. You are called to the scene to investigate. This is your first death scene. You are having difficulty identifying the wounds on the body. Answer the following questions: •Explain how you can differentiate between injuries created from blunt force trauma versus sharp force injuries. •What injuries may exist in each case? •If the injuries are from a sharp object, what type of wounds might you see? Suggestions for Responding to Peer Posts •Consider whether the proposed explanation for blunt force trauma and sharp force is thorough and covers all possibilities. •Are there other considerations that you would like your peer to address? •Are there other factors that should be examined regarding the investigation?

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CRJS471-DB2NameClassDateProfessorDeath Scene When arriving at a death scene the deceased shows no obvious signs on how they died. In order to deter mine how the victim died they forensic investigator will looks for wounds pointing to a particular cause of death. In order to determine what type of force was used to make injury patterns the investigator must have knowledge on blunt force and sharp force injuries. Watch type of injury will be paired with different types of injuries and leave different wound patterns on the body. In the blunt force trauma case the body would show certain injuries. The first injury would be an abrasion. Abrasions are injuries to superficial skin epithelium due to sliding force or compression or pressure (Harle, 2012). They leave a red rash on the victim in a particular pattern depending on how the injury occurred. For example road rash is an abrasion occurring also in traffic accidents looking like a red scrape. The antemortem abrasion occurs when blood settle in one area on the body. Blood will pool creating a red brown abrasion. Contusions are another sign of blunt force trauma. In the blunt force trauma the b

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