Forum Post: Strangulation may be homicidal, suicidal, or accidental. Develop a strangulation scenario in which the manner of death was one of the aforementioned. Do not state in your scenario the manner of death – your classmates need to guess! Using the information in your reading, provide details of the crime scene that will assist your classmates in correctly determining the manner of death. These details should include autopsy finding, observations made at the scene, etc. Each scenario should be 300-500 words in length. When you submit your response in the assignment module, please provide a sentence indicating the manner of death from your scenario.
References are required for this forum. List references used to develop your scenario.
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Dudley, M. H. (2016). Asphyxial deaths. In Forensic medicolegal injury and death investigation. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4987-3489-9
Dudley, M. H. (2016). Electrical deaths. In Forensic medicolegal injury and death investigation. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4987-3489-9
Fernando, T., & Byard, R. W. (2013). Positional asphyxia without active restraint following an assault. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58(6), 1633-1635. doi:10.1111/1556-4029.12210
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