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The forensic aspects of wounds and injuries

This mindmap sets out an overview of the forensic aspects of wounds and injuries.

Richard Jones

on 22 May 2013

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Transcript of The forensic aspects of wounds and injuries

Wounds and injuries Blunt force Types Bruises Abrasions Lacerations Patterned 'intradermal' Patterns Assault Childhood (non-accidental) Adult Falls From standing height Down stairs From a great height ('free fall') Transportation Road traffic collisions Pedestrians Cyclists & motorcyclists Vehicle occupants Trains & planes Closed head injury Brain injury Contusions Intracerebral haemorrhage Diffuse axonal & vascular injury Meningeal bleeding Subarachnoid haemorrhage Subdural haemorrhage Extradural haemorrhage Skull fracture Linear Depressed Ageing/ timing Naked eye Microscopic Ballistic Gunshot wounds Explosive Rifled weapons Smooth bore weapons Entrance & exit wounds (Range of fire) Other Bites Burns Scalds (hot liquids) Flame Chemical Animal Human Documentation
Photography Sharp force Types Patterns Weapon characteristics Stab Slash Chop (blunt and sharp) Incised wounds Glass related Self-inflicted Suicidal 'For gain' Defensive Assault 'Sites of election' & tentative wounds Consequences of injury Acute Delayed Haemorrhage & shock Infection
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