sciences allied to forensic medicine/ pathology
Blood drops (Richard Jones 2015)
Forensic pathologists are part of a team of experts, each bringing different skills to a death investigation.
Follow the links in the menu on this page for more details on those forensic specialties most commonly called upon in death investigations.
- eMedicine article - Adjuncts to the forensic autopsy
introduction to crime scenes (University of Derby)
Wherever he steps, wherever he touches, whatever he leaves, even without consciousness, will serve as a silent witness against him. Not only his fingerprints or his footprints, but his hair, the fibers from his clothes, the glass he breaks, the tool mark he leaves, the paint he scratches, the blood or semen he deposits or collects. All of these and more, bear mute witness against him. This is evidence that does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong, it cannot perjure itself, it cannot be wholly absent. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value.
Kirk PL. Crime Investigation: physical evidence and the police laboratory. 1953 Interscience Publishers Inc
the CSI-effect and comedy
Tracey Ullman - CSI-effect and job interview sketch
The Crime Scene - A visual guide