Manner And Mechanism Of Death

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Introduction:
I believe that investigation plays a very big role in a death because without investigating the death and crime scene nobody knows what possibly took place and caused the death. Investigating the death of someone is also important because it determines what type of death the investigator is dealing with. When investigating death, there are different things that need to be known such as cause, manner and mechanism of death.
Topic I - Manner of Death
A. What is Manner of Death?
B. What does NASH stands for and what does it mean?
C. What is Undetermined or Unclassified Death
Topic II - Cause of Death
A. What is Cause of Death?
B. How to determine the cause of death?
Topic III – Mechanism of Death
A. What is Mechanism of Death?
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Natural death is caused by natural diseases that surface without any type of trauma to the body. For an example a male or female that is diagnosed with terminal cancer and pass away. Accidental death refers to a death resulting from an unusual event that was unanticipated by everyone involved, it isn’t intended, expected, or foreseeable. Accidental death also means death resulting from an accidental injury visible on the surface of the body or disclosed by an autopsy, sustained solely by external, violent and accidental means. Suicidal death is when someone takes action into causing self-harm. Some examples are self-inflicted gunshot to the head, jumping off a bridge, drug overdose, alcohol poisoning, and etc. Homicidal death is caused by someone whose actions leads to the death of another person. Examples of homicidal death is being shot, stabbed, ran over by vehicle all being carried out by other …show more content…
Mechanism of death
A. What is Mechanism of Death
Failure of vital organs or organ systems relating to fatal injury, disease, or other abnormalities. For an example, if someone gets shot and they have exsanguination (excessive bleeding). Not all mechanism of death are due to outward excessive bleeding, but can also be internal bleeding from blunt trauma. Other types of mechanism of death are congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias.
B. What exactly does mechanism of death tells.
Mechanism of death basically tells what caused the body to actually shut down or expire. For instance a gunshot to the head can cause a person to bleed to death or cause internal bleeding. Blunt trauma to the back of the head can cause internal blood flow into the lungs causes a person to drown to death from their own blood. If a person has a cardiac arrest and passes away the mechanism of death would be heart failure.

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