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By Alexandra Chia-Cumberlidge 9C.  a part of forensic science used to determine the cause of death by the examination of a corpse.  Forensic pathologists.

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1 By Alexandra Chia-Cumberlidge 9C

2  a part of forensic science used to determine the cause of death by the examination of a corpse.  Forensic pathologists are also often asked to confirm the identity of the corpse.  Forensic pathology was first acknowledged in the USA by the American Board of Pathology in 1959.

3  Unnatural and unknown causes of death are investigated by using forensic pathology  performed in a very difficult, time consuming manner  Can also be called coroners, medical examiners, or hybrid medical examiner-coroner

4  by helping to confirm the identity of the victim, the cause of death, and therefore helping to convict the criminal responsible for the death.

5  a long, hard journey through years of schooling to prepare for a career in forensic pathology  a four year college degree  another four years of medical school  exact amount of time spent in education depends on whether the program is in anatomic pathology, or both anatomic and clinical pathology

6  the training program to become a forensic pathologist must include at least anatomic pathology  then begin a one year specialty training program in forensic pathology at a medical examiner's or coroner's office  payed around $75, 000 to $200,000 per year

7  Performs autopsies/post mortem examinations to find out the cause of death  Presents a report about the pathologic process, injury, or disease that results in or initiates events which lead to a person's death, and the manner of death, most are one of the following:  Accidental  Natural  Homicide  Suicide  Undetermined

8  In 1978 Cyril Wecht testified before the House Select Committee on Assassinations as part of a nine member forensic pathology panel. In many of the conclusions, the forensic pathology panel voted 8 to 1, with the dissenting vote being consistently that of himself. Wecht asked to testify in person in front of the committee

9  Dr. Wecht said:  “The major disagreement is the single-bullet theory which I deem to be the very essence of the Warren Commission report's conclusions and all the other corroborating panels and groups since that time. It is the sine qua non of the Warren Commission report's conclusions vis-a-vis a sole assassin. Without the single-bullet theory, there cannot be one assassin, whether it is Oswald or anybody else. I am in disagreement with various other conclusions of the panel”

10  I think Forensic Pathology is a very valid branch of Forensic Science.  very helpful in determining the cause of death, identifying the identity of the victim, which all contribute to finding and convicting the suspect or suspects.  I think Forensic Pathology is a very reliable source of evidence to support a Criminal Investigation.

11  Forensic Pathology, 2 nd June: Pathology.htm Pathology.htm  General Information for Individuals, by Joseph I. Cohen, M.D., Forensic Pathologist 2 nd June:  Cyril Wecht, 2 nd June: tion:_House_Select_Committee_on_Assassinations_ tion:_House_Select_Committee_on_Assassinations_  Forensic Science, 2 nd June:


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