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How to record medical evidence?

This video explores the importance of documentation of findings to enable independent review.

The importance of a well documented post mortem report is essential in any criminal case. Watch Dr Cordner and Dr Jagadeesh Narayanareddy explain the importance of detailed documentation during medical examination and how it is necessary for the reviewability of findings.

Look back at the post mortem reports which you have seen as part of your casework. Did you receive photographs with the report? Based on the description of the external and internal examination, and the other materials provided with the report (sketches, photographs etc.), do you think the findings of the post mortem are reviewable? Share your reflections in the comments below.

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Decoding Forensics for Legal Professionals

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