Suicide deaths are a purposeful actions set in motion to end one's life, and only their final actions can be relevant to the investigation. A homicide death results from intentional harm to a person by another. Learn about the death investigation process for these two categories. Documentation and evaluation of both the scene and the body are discussed in detail for each of these categories, including the differences between the medical and legal determination of homicide. The forensic autopsy/medical examination of the body is also studied, including the medical and non-medical factors unique to each case.
Completion of BMSC X465.9 - Introduction to Forensic Pathology for Health Care Specialists recommended.