John George Haigh Murder Case Study

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In conducting this experiment is a way to view the aspects of the criminal justice field, along with the aspects as to how the body can decompose and disintegrate with different substances. The reason for this experiment as well as why we choose this particular experiment was for many different reasons. One main reason that was found to be interesting was a murder case having to do with our topic of testing acids and liquids to see which one will disintegrate pig bone and tissue the most efficient.

The murder case was about a man named, John George Haigh. It was said that he killed his boss and dumped him into a 40-gallon barrel of acid (Casale,2017). Taking that information may leave people pondering on the idea of, what acid or liquid could actually disintegrate a human body.

Therefore, that is what will be tested in this experiment, but done to pig tissue and bone. What is known is the ph levels of: lemon juice, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, vinegar, water, drain cleanser, and hydrochloric acid. Just a side not before naming the ph levels is that the
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Autolysis also occurs, which is when cells or tissue destroy themselves due to their own enzymes. John George Haigh, the “Acid Bath Murderer” killed 6 victims. He believed that if there was no body, there was nothing to prove. This is not the case in the criminal justice system. If there is a suspect murderer, the law will do whatever it takes to find the one responsible. Innocent until proven guilty.
In this project we are trying to find out which acid Haigh would have been more likely to use, which would be the acid that would decompose a body the quickest. Since we can not perform this experiment on an actual human, we will do this on pig tissue. This experiment would have been more likely done by criminal investigators. We hypothesize that the HCl was more than likely what would have been

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