Incident Scene Reconstruction is defined as a systematic process of preserving and collecting evidence and applying and comparing that evidence to probabilities of an injury incident occurring as initially reported.
Crime Scene Reconstruction
Forensics branch out into a variety of fields. However, crime reconstruction is one of the most important contributors to a crime scene. Crime reconstruction uses the scientific method, physical evidence, and deductive reasoning and their interrelationships to acquire knowledge to the events that may have led up to the crime and what exactly happened at a specific crime scene. When focusing on other types of forensics, there are three areas of importance in finding the answers and determining the components of a crime scene which are specific incident reconstruction, event reconstruction, and the most important component, physical evidence reconstruction. Specific incident reconstruction deals with road traffic accidents, bombings, homicides, and accidents of any severity. Event reconstruction looks at connections, sequence, and identity. Physical evidence reconstruction focuses on firearms, blood traces, glass fragments, and any other objects that can be stripped for DNA analysis. It is important to reconstruct a crime scene because if one has no knowledge as to what took place and how it took place, they lack the ability to figure out who and why.
Medicolegal Death Investigation encompasses the investigative processes, protocols and techniques involved in ascertaining the cause, mechanism and manner of a person’s death. A death investigation team may include experts such as death investigators, police officers, crime scene investigators, coroners, medical examiners, pathologists, forensic entomologist, paramedics, forensic anthropologists, and forensic Odontologist, among others.
Larsen Forensics has a certified licensed forensics medical examiner and physicians available for consultation on wrongful death matters.
A wrongful death lawsuit claims that the victim was killed as a result of negligence (or other type of unjust action) on the part of the person or entity being sued, and that the victim’s survivors are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the improper conduct. A wrongful death claim generally consists of four elements: (1) the death was caused, in whole or part, by the conduct of the defendant; (2) the defendant was negligent or strictly liable for the victim’s death; (3) there is a surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents; and (4) monetary damages have resulted from the victim’s death.
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