Imagine that you are a forensic pathologist. You are sitting in your office afte
Imagine that you are a forensic pathologist. You are sitting in your office after a long day. You are about to turn off your computer before driving to your boat for an evening’s fishing. There is a knock at your door.
A senior police officer enters the room and hands you a bundle of papers. He draws your attention to three photographs taken at the scenes of three deaths.
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He asks, simply,
“Come on, Doc. What have they died of?”
1) How do you answer the police officer?
2) Using evidence to support your answer, suggest what might be the most likely cause of death in each of the three cases. Explain your answer.
If you have difficulty deciphering the handwritten notes accompanying the photos, they say the following:
Refer to PF (PF= Procurator Fiscal)
Date of birth Oct 24th 1966
Found dead @ 07.30 14th July 2003
27 Quaintcottage Avenue
Full tox reqd
Date of Autopsy 3/5/2003
Name of deceased…..
Date of Birth 4/3/194….
Procurator Fiscal Edinburgh
Place of Death Water/harbour
A comprehensive answer would be expected to be approximately, but MUST NOT BE LONGER THAN, 800 words. Marks will be deducted for assignments longer than the specified minimum word limit.