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Week 3: Medicolegal Death Investigation

Quiz by Professor J. Crowson

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  • Q1

    What types of historical events are rooted in medicolegal investigation?

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    Hippocrates and his writings

    Inquiries on deaths such as Julius Caesar

    All of the above.

    Egyptian culture of mummification and dissection

    30s
  • Q2

    Medicolegal Investigation is founded in what forensic disciplines?

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    Bloodstain Analysis

    Crime Scene Reconstruction

    Forensic chemistry

    Forensic pathology/medicine

    30s
  • Q3

    True or false: pathologists and forensic pathologists are the same physician.

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    True

    False

    30s
  • Q4

    The largest disparity between coroners and medical examiners, is typically their ________________.

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    Salary

    Jurisdictions

    Responsibilities

    Education

    30s
  • Q5

    A coroner is usually______________________.

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    elected

    hired by a committee

    a law enforcement officer

    a physician

    30s
  • Q6

    All of the following are examples of confirmatory methods to identify a decedent except for:

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    Fingerprints

    Dental Records

    DNA

    Driver License on scene

    30s
  • Q7

    Which of the following includes the 5 typical manners of death?

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    Natural, Accidental, Suicide, Homicide and Undetermined

    Nonintentional, Accidental, Homicide, Suicide and Natural

    Homicide, Intentional, Accidental, Natural and Pending

    Natural, Accidental, Murder, and Therapeutic Complication

    60s
  • Q8

    True or false: Murder and homicide are the same.

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    True

    False

    60s
  • Q9

    ____________  is the only manner of death where INTENT must be proven.

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    Accident

    Natural

    Suicide

    Homicide

    60s
  • Q10

    All of the following would be causes of death except for:

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    Gunshot wound of the head

    Suicide

    Blunt Force Trauma to the torso

    Hanging

    60s
  • Q11

    True or false: Death investigators are usually physicians.

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    False

    True

    60s
  • Q12

    Why should an MDI note items such as medications, home conditions, or weapons at a scene?

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    Items like that will have to collected by MDIs.

    They document evidence as thoroughly as crime scene personnel.

    It allows them more time to spend on scene and get more pay.

    It may be related to the cause and manner of death.

    60s
  • Q13

    Out of the following statements, why may it be beneficial for an MDI to have knowledge on basic medicine such as conditions, procedures or medications?

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    Certain diseases may make people more susceptible to particular injuries or outcomes.

    They may know that medications are supportive of certain conditions such as depression or hypertension.

    They may be able to determine if scars are potentially linked to a past surgical procedures.

    All of the above.

    60s
  • Q14

    The following refers to the postmortem stiffening of the muscles:

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    Livor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis

    Al Gore Mortis

    Algor Mortis

    60s
  • Q15

    ________________ is the postmortem settling of the blood following death.

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    Livor or lividity

    Mortis Triad

    Algor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis

    60s

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