Dying declarations are reliable because according to Criminal Evidence: Approach to the Study of Criminal Evidence by J, Ingram, a statement that has been made by either a dying declarant or one believing that his/ her death was unavoidable, many states do allow the declaration to admit this into. civil cases, as prosecution for homicide cases, this is believed to be the same. (pg, 35)
I have come to the United States to study their culture related to the end of life and how the American people celebrate or deal with death. The first thing that I observed was what happens when a person dies. In this case when a person dies is classified when the heart and other major organs have stopped. When a person dies the person does not have any senses, emotions, the body itself have clinically stop working. My observation shown that when a person dies, the family is in great suffering for the loss of their significant other. It leaves the loved one with great pain and with the realization that their loved one is gone forever.
Assisted suicide has numerous complexities surrounding the act. Webster’s dictionary definition of Assisted Suicide is:suicide committed by someone with assistance from another person: Physician -Assisted Suicide. Physician - assisted suicide (PAS) involves a doctor who helps a person either with knowledge or the means to commit suicide. Several countries allow physicians to actually help in the suicide of patients, Canada,Belgium, the Netherlands,Luxembourg, and Switzerland. The United States has six states which allow medical aid in dying. This practice is allowed if a terminally ill patient has 6 months or less to live. They will be given a lethal dose of medicine to self administer to end their life. The six states include: California,Colorado,District of Columbia,Montana(via court decision)Oregon,Vermont, and Washington.(CNN)
From the outside anna Garcia's house looks like any other house, but after looking closer we find a crime scene.The deceased body of Anna Garcia was found face-down in the hallway of her home. Pills, a tipped over chair, news paper, and a cup were found Many questions were raised what happened,who did it, and when. But the most important is how, how did Anna die. Was she murdered, and if so why. Forensic evidence will tell us why
According to The Oxford English Dictionary, embalming is the process of preserving and sanitizing a dead body for the main use of public viewings such as funerals. However, is it necessary to have this procedure done to a human body after death? Embalming has been a long tradition to the Americans and has been carried around for many years. In modern times, it is important for individuals to decide whether or not they want their own body or a family member to go through this procedure. In Jessica Mitford’s “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain,” she effectively displays how a dead body should be treated with more respect and the practice of embalming should be discontinued. Although some readers point out that her argument is invalid for excluding
STEM CELL RESEARCH is a very controversial topic in today’s time. Not only has it sparked a hundreds of debates it also has been the center of much criticism for its use of human cells. For those of you who don’t know stem cells are unspecialized cells found in living things and are able to grow and rebuild themselves as long as the host is alive. Stem cell research is not worth supporting. Advocates of stem cell research believe that the cells are not equivalent to human life because it is inside the womb even facing the fact that the start of a human life is in the moment of conception. While many people say the use of the cell research is a way to advance medical knowledge and expand treatments, there is no guarantee that the treatments will work. There is limited ability of the adult stem cells to grow in culture for long time and they cannot distinguish from others(Joseph). What this means is that the stem cells do not last long and can not be distinguished from other cells. What 's the point of having them if they don’t last long enough to be of use?
The use of cadavers when experimenting can indeed outweigh any or all potential breaches of respect for the dead. The tolerance of pain that cadavers have is nothing compared to the average human. Their supernatural ability allows ourselves as humans to use them for experiments. Experiments that of which ensure our survival and longevity in almost all aspects of life. One aspect is that of car safety. This subject is further explored in Mary Roach’s book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. As Roach addresses “cadaver… is helping researchers figure out how much force a human shoulder in a side-impact car crash can withstand before it registers a serious injury”(Roach 44). Though to some the use of cadavers as car crash test dummies
Using a loose timeline, the stage of mortis or decomposition that the cadaver is in can be used to determine time of death. The specific time of death can either confirm or disprove an alibi, which helps in narrowing down a list of suspects or ultimately convicting a criminal. These same factors, specifically rigor, can also determine if a person truly died where the body was found. During rigor, a body stiffens. If a body is found in an unnatural position in regards to their surroundings while still in the stage of rigor mortis, then it can be concluded that they did not die there. Bones are used similarly and have been compared to fingerprints. Bones have scratches or breaks that can help establish identity or determine how long one has been dead. They are also used in dismemberment cases to determine what type of saw was used. Bugs, specifically the coffin fly, can determine where a person died, and the different generations of maggots can tell how long one’s been dead. These many aspects of death and decomposition can answer many questions and almost solve the case by
Edgar Allan Poe was heartbroken when learning that his wife Annabellepast away. In his famous poem, "The Raven", the character's love, Lenore, was dead. The main character was depressed. Depressed people stay inside and write poems. That is what Poe did. "From my books surcease of sorrow – sorrow for the lost Lenore-For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore – (lines 11-12)" Edgar missed Annabelle,similar to the narrator He spent a lot of time inside, using coal gas for indoor lighting during the 19th century. Coal gas causes carbon monoxide.
Science has come a long way over the years. It has helped countless every day struggles and cure diseases most commonly found. What you don’t hear about however is the advancement of forensic science. Forensic science has helped solve countless cases of murder, rape, and sexual assault. In the case of John Joubert, it helped solve the murders of three young boys with one small piece of evidence that linked him directly to the crime.
Most people believe that after someone dies their spirits are still around but some call it ghost. There can be many reasons why a spirit still stays in earth after that person dies there has been discoveries that spirits stay because they didn’t complete what that person wanted to do before he or she died. Although some people believe ghost don’t exist there has been physical evidence and historical documentations about this.
This is as opposed to traditional autopsy, where any form of samplings would be possible. Furthermore, if these non-invasive techniques are carried out slightly longer after death due to delays, decomposition-induced artifacts would begin to form. These artifacts will once again affect the accuracy of the analysis and cause possible confusion to the coroner/analyst reading the scan pictures (Burton & Underwood, 2007). These challenges pose a significant challenge to the forensic medicine
After removal of the victim I took three more pictures of the burial site, then I continued into the bedroom of John Couey for further investigation where I took photographs of all sides of the room, & three more of the closet. I took fingerprints from a glass table in the room, I found blood in the closet, blood on a mattress mixed with dried semen, & blood on three throw pillows. After taking samples of the DNA I collected fingerprints of a pizza box, & prepared everything to be sent to the lab for
For example, the murder of Steven Tuomi who was killed on November 27, 1987. Jeffrey was working as a cook in a small restaurant just across the street from a club. His shift ended at six-thirty in the morning, at the same time the men from the club were starting to mingle outside the club, as it had just closed. Jeffrey had talked to Tuomi and they agreed to go to the Ambassadors Hotel and continue to drink. Passing out, and later in the day waking up, he had make a ghastly discovery. Jeffrey was lying on top of Tuomi’s naked body, who had seemed to be asleep but as he got up, he realized what he had done in his drunken daze. There was a trail of blood from Toumi’s mouth, his chest was caved in, and his torso was covered in black and blue
Discoveries enable individuals to reconsider their world and self-perception. Therefore, discovery and rediscovery can have powerful ramifications, which James Bradley’s 1997 novel ‘Wrack’ and Rob Reiner’s 1987 film ‘Stand By Me’ explore to a great extent through their similar rediscovery of the past, consequently evoking suppressed emotions. The underlying process of discovery is also examined, prompting ramifications that can vary according to personal contexts and values.