International aspects of forensic medicine

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Why medical examiners sometimes retain brains, other organs from deceased

It’s not unusual for medical examiners to retain organs from a body — such as the brain — for research, testing, or teaching.<p>The practice was thrust …

It's Time to Get a Better Accounting of What Kills Us

Death is certain. Too often an accurate accounting of the events leading to it is not. When a person dies, a doctor, medical examiner or coroner must …

Safety failings as UK soldier fell to death in parachute training

Lance Corporal Ali Woodford had not been taught how to react when he collided with colleague at Germany base, inquest told<p>A British soldier taking part in his first day of parachute jumping died after becoming entangled with another novice, an inquest heard.<p>Lance Corporal Ali Woodford, 26, collided …

Military History

Woman thrown into Thames in Westminster attack 'died of organ failure', inquest hears

A Romanian tourist killed in the Westminster terror attack died from multiple organ failure after being "knocked" into the River Thames, an inquest …

Terrorism

Innocents incarcerated: The all-too-common nightmare of wrongful imprisonment

I was once arrested by a dog.<p>This was at Auckland airport, a few years back. I had just done the stupidest thing in my life – ok, one of the …

Crime

Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing 'at least four people'

<b>A lorry has smashed into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least four people.</b><p>At least a dozen people were also injured in the incident on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of the city's major pedestrian streets, on Friday afternoon.<p>Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said it was a terror …

Terrorism

Syria 'chemical attack': What can forensics tell us?

<b>The recent incident involving chemical weapons in Syria demands an investigation. But from a technical perspective, what kind of forensic information can be gleaned from an incident like this?</b><p>Finding evidence that connects the chemicals to the weapon system and the victims is critical to …

Syria

Turkey Says Autopsies Of Syrian Victims Show Evidence Of Sarin Exposure

Autopsies of victims of a deadly attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria, show they were killed by chemical weapons, Turkey's Health Ministry says.<p>The Turkish government says dozens of victims were treated across the border in Turkey, and several died. Their autopsies revealed evidence of exposure to sarin, …

Syria

Woman falls off California's highest bridge while taking a selfie

A woman who fell 60 feet from one of the highest bridges in the United States was attempting to take a selfie, local police have confirmed.<p>The woman, …

Selfies

From Serial to Making a Murderer: can true crime as entertainment ever be ethical?

netflix<p><b>Show</b> Hide image<p>In her book <i>The Journalist and the Murderer</i>, Janet Malcolm wrote something that shocked and angered people. In her eyes, the …

Documentaries

St Petersburg metro explosion leaves 11 dead and dozens wounded

Vladimir Putin holds meeting with security chiefs following blast on train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologicheskii Institut metro stations<p>The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, held a meeting with security chiefs late on Monday night as security officials investigated a bomb blast on a St …

Russia
Russia

Gambler murdered and dismembered friend to steal identity, court told

Ming Jiang killed Yang Liu, dismembered his body then set fire to the remains in suitcase left in Derbyshire layby, jury hears<p>A debt-ridden gambler murdered and dismembered his friend before burning the remains in a “determined and ruthless” attempt to steal his identity, a court has heard.<p>Ming …

Crime

The anatomy of family murder - the patterns and warning signs

Just one week ago, on the evening of Saturday 19 March, a generally quiet north London neighbourhood, Finsbury Park, was rocked by a terrible crime, …

Crime

Germanwings crash families angered by pilot's father

<b>Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible.</b><p>German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal and flew the plane into the ground, …

Aviation

The Catherine Fuller case: eight young men and the murder that sent them away for life

In 1984, Fuller was dragged into an alley in Washington DC and brutally beaten to death. The high-profile trial sent eight men to prison for life. But their convictions may soon be overturned by the supreme court. How did the case wind up here?<p>Exclusive feature in partnership with The Marshall …

Crime

Doctors afraid to testify in court

THE fear by doctors of being grilled in court over complex inquests has resulted in the country not having Zimbabwean forensic pathologists, a …

Forensics

London attack: Four dead in Westminster terror attack

<b>Three people have died and at least 40 have been injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police in the grounds of Parliament.</b><p>The dead officer was named as PC Keith Palmer, 48, a husband and father.<p>PM Theresa May said the attack …

Terrorism

Man dies charging iPhone while in the bath

<b>A man was electrocuted as he charged his mobile phone while in the bath, an inquest has heard.</b><p>Richard Bull, 32, died when his iPhone charger made contact with the water at his home in Ealing, west London.<p>A coroner ruled his death was accidental and plans to send a report to Apple about taking …

Bathrooms
Africa

Daniel Morgan: how a 30-year-old murder still haunts Britain's powerful

Private eye’s unsolved death dogs Murdoch bid for Sky and the Met’s reputation, and fuels demands for another Leveson inquiry<p>Daniel Morgan’s 37 years of life offered little hint of how important his death would prove.<p>Morgan was a private detective who co-owned a small south London agency, Southern …

Corruption

Death From Disadvantage: The Impact Of Economic Divides On Suicide

Some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people are losing their lives in Britain because of the link between levels of deprivation and suicidal behaviour, says our new report <i>Dying from Inequality</i>. Whilst the causes of suicide are complex, and individual deaths can rarely be attributed to one …

Equality

Why are our Standards of conduct, performance and ethics important for service users?

<b>Steve McNeice was a service user member of the Professional Liaison Group involved in revising our Standards of conduct, performance and ethics.</b> …

Do you know someone who may be considering suicide?

2016-2017<p>Every 40 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, dies by suicide. For people with severe depression, it is not uncommon to think about …

Mental Health

Black market body part investigation spreads from Detroit to Chicago

A federal investigation that began in Detroit has spread to Chicago.<p>FBI agents raid a lab and crematorium in Shiller park, outside Chicago. The …

University of Michigan

Attempted break-in at morgue holding 'assassinated' Kim Jon-nam

Security has been increased at the morgue where the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother is being held after attempts were made …

Andy Warhol’s Death: Not So Simple, After All

“Pop Icon Andy Warhol Dies After Routine Surgery” ran the headline in The Houston Chronicle. Time magazine questioned how “the country’s most famous pop artist dies in a prestigious big-city hospital after a rather routine gallbladder operation.”<p>A routine surgery: Some version of that story was …