Simulating dead bodies could help calculate an accurate time of death

 

Published on MedED:  22 October 2020
Type of article: Summary
Sources: NewScientist
One of the main goals of a forensic scientist is to determine the time and cause of death.  What if technology can assist them with more accurate findings?
 
A research team from the Netherlands have been conducting studies to determine what methods could possibly assist forensic scientists to achieve just that.  They have identified a new ground breaking method, tested on real human corpses instead of animals, which make their findings so much more accurate.
 
   
Contributor: Aldeen van der Walt
Aldeen van der Walt previously worked in Dead Body Management Education, at the Forensic Unit of the International Committee of the Red Cross. She is passionate about anthropology and forensic pathology, and is committed to raising the profile and access to the forensic pathology education across the Sub-Saharan African region.


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