Tbi Pros And Cons

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The research question for the thesis is,
“What pros and cons arise from current TBI-based methods and would one sound method suffice for TBI detection (and possibly dating), whilst being acceptable for forensic settings?”
In an attempt to answer this question, a criteria list has been formulated using the most relevant indicators for an apt scientific method and the Daubert guidelines. These guidelines determine the usability of a technique for evidence investigation and use in court. The advantages and disadvantages vary with each method depending on the criteria. Upon comparison of methods and the vast literature investigating these methods, it is evident that one technique is not always sufficient to determine and date TBI reliably. Rather, a combination of methods would be better in producing accurate results and avoid subjectivity.

This dynamic and heterogeneous process begins at time of impact and progresses over time, whereby sequelae are mostly seen even several years post-impact (Currie, 2015). TBI can be either closed (blunt/non-missile/non-penetrating) or open (missile/penetrating). The former, typical in physical abuse, does not breach the dura mater whereas in the latter, the scalp, skull, meninges and brain tissue are penetrated. Heterogeneity of brain damage in TBI arises from differing nature and severity of injury, but is basically categorized as primary and secondary insults (Finnie,

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