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How to record medical evidence?

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 …

Understanding cause of death

Can cause of death be conclusively determined by forensic pathologists? What may lead to incorrect conclusions about cause of death? Explore the answers to these questions with Dr Cordner in …

Identifying and ageing of injuries

What are the challenges in identification of injuries? What are artefacts and how do they mimic disease and injury? Can forensic pathologists reliably age injuries? In this video, let us …

What can experts say on bite mark comparison?

Having discussed the various issues with the validity and reliability of bite mark evidence, Dr Bassed and Dr Tarvadi discuss how experts can testify in cases relating to bite marks. …

Can consent be determined by medical examination?

Can the absence of injuries rule out sexual violence? Are injuries possible in consensual sexual acts? Consequently, can medical examination determine consent? These are some critical questions which arise during …

Can the timing of a sexual act be determined?

Can medical examination determine the timing of a sexual offence? What role do detection of sperm, injuries or sexual transmitted infections play in this process? What factors contribute to their …

Different types of injuries

In this lesson, Dr Cordner explains the different types of injuries and how they are caused. As you watch the video, recall the types of injuries that you see in …

Can medical examination determine rape?

In this video, Dr Jagadeesh Narayanareddy explains if medical examination can determine if rape has been committed. This lesson also deals with the myth surrounding the rupture of hymen during …

Decomposition and its effects

In this lesson, Dr Cordner explores the various stages of decomposition and the concept of time since death. As you watch the video, reflect on the limitations of determining time …

Methods of analysis of bite marks

In this video, Dr Tarvadi and Dr Bassed discuss the various methods of bite mark analysis and their limitations. In the comments section below, tell us if you have seen …

Introduction to autopsy

In this video, Dr Cordner will guide you through the aims of the autopsy/post mortem examination and the various steps that are followed during this process. As you watch the …

Photography of bite marks

How does photography of bite marks lead to further unreliability in bite mark analysis and comparison? Watch Dr Bassed and Dr Tarvadi discuss the challenges with photography of bite mark …