Body Decomposition

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Forensic science, has made great progress over recent years and scientists can gather an incredible amount of information by examining a corpse. It is such a broad field, and there are so many areas of expertise. As forensic scientists of various diciplines work together, they can produce enough information to give the person a background, a location of death, and last but not least a face.
Identifying the victim can sometimes not be as simple as looking at their face and matching them to a description given by a worried relative or loved one. Sometimes there are extraneous forces at work, which make identifying the victim a long and laborious task. The main reasons for difficulty in identifying the victim are massive head trauma, submergence in water for long periods of time, decapitation and disfigurement All of these are of course guesome in their own right and the task of identifying a victim can be made much trickier if any of these issues arise. Normally dental work, blood tests and fingerprinting would go some way in making a positive identification of a corpse but there are other things to take into consideration
Criminal examinations of the deceased, natural disasters and those caused by malice are sadly becoming an everyday part of life, making this field more and more prominent in today’s society. When we see this area of work in films and programmes the bodies often have teeth, an external or internal deformity, or something that makes the identification progress flow and provide answers. However, some cases present challenges such as victims of unspeakable crimes or circumstances that make identification a extremely difficult. In either case, there are certain body parts that are used by forensic scientists to help identify the deceased.
Fingerprints still continue to be the most universally used forensic evidence around the world. In most places,…...

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