Unusual methods of suicide: complexities in investigation

Palimar, Vikram (2010) Unusual methods of suicide: complexities in investigation. Medicine, Science and the Law, 50 (3). pp. 149-153.

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Abstract

Differentiation between suicide and homicide often becomes difficult owing to the unusual methods of suicide used by the victim and the complexities thus posed. Investigating the cases of unusual suicides provides a considerable challenge to the authorities concerned. The issue of homicide should often be ruled out in such cases, which require careful evaluation. This is best done by correlating the morbid anatomical findings at autopsy with the death scene analysis coupled with psychological autopsy. Many forensic practitioners have reported unusual methods of suicide at their respective workplaces. Various types of unusual methods of suicide and the complexities involved in their investigation are presented and discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2012 11:24
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2012 11:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77477

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