1. The major method of detecting murder is the postmortem examination of the victim. These examinations, known as autopsies, are conducted by what type of physician.
  2. the cooling of the body after death is a fairly constant process and can be used to establish the time of death. This cooling process is known as
    algor mortis
  3. Biochemical changes in the body that occur after death produce a stiffening of the muscles known as
    rigor mortis
  4. as a result of gravity, when the blood stops circulating it begins to settle to the lowest portion of the body. This pooling of blood is permanent and is useful in determining a change of position of the body after death. This process is known as
  5. after death a chemical breakdown begins that results in the softening and liquefaction of the body tissue. this process is useful in determining time of death and is known as
  6. the removal of a deceased persons body from its burial place so that a medicolegal examination can be conducted to disclose the presence of previously unknown or improperly identified injuries or reveal the presence of poison or another noxious substance is known as
  7. the homicide or killing of four or more victims during a single event, usually at one location is the definition of what type of multicide
    mass murder
  8. the homicide or killing of two or more victims as a result of separate murders when an individual acting alone or with another, commits multiple homicides during a period of time with time breaks between each murder is known as
    serial murder
  9. the killing of 3 or more persons within a relatively short time frame is known as what type of multicide
    spree murder
  10. parents or caretakers who attempt to bring medical attention to themselves by injuring or inducing illness in their children suffer from the psychological disorder known as
    munchausen syndrome by proxy
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