Criminal Investigation

Death investigations require an understanding of the types of death associated with crime as well as knowledge of how to determine how long the victim has been dead.

Respond to the following:

  • Review the four classifications of death. As a criminal investigator, how would you go about determining if a death fits into one of these categories?
  • Assume that you have been called to the scene of a crime that contains a dead body. What conditions will help you determine the time of death?