Human decomposition and the reliability of a 'Universal' model for post mortem interval estimations.

  title={Human decomposition and the reliability of a 'Universal' model for post mortem interval estimations.},
  author={Diane Lyn Cockle and L. Stephen Bell},
  journal={Forensic science international},
Human decomposition is a complex biological process driven by an array of variables which are not clearly understood. The medico-legal community have long been searching for a reliable method to establish the post-mortem interval (PMI) for those whose deaths have either been hidden, or gone un-noticed. To date, attempts to develop a PMI estimation method based on the state of the body either at the scene or at autopsy have been unsuccessful. One recent study has proposed that two simple… CONTINUE READING


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