Emerging approaches for estimation of post-mortem interval in medico-legal practice

Mayssa Hachem, Hia Basem Said, Shreya Zakkir, Angela John, Asha Salim, Alia Sabri Alkash, Deol Jimmy

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Abstract

Time since death TSD or Post-Mortem Interval PMI is the estimated time between death and discovery of the cadaver. Estimation of PMI is very challenging in medico-legal investigations for over years. Numerous methods have been proposed to estimate PMI. The aim of the present review was to explore the early changes of body after death named postmortem changes and the body decomposition after death. Emerging technologies for PMI estimation including the measurement of body temperature, the electrical and mechanical stimulation, the entomology and the post-mortem biochemical changes in body fluids were also discussed. We focused on the biochemical changes related to enzymes and proteins happening after death in the biological fluids and body tissues. Altogether, this review provides better understanding on the emerging technologies in PMI estimation which could be helpful for law enforcement and authorities in the community.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146409
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Event2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 Feb 20209 Apr 2020

Publication series

Name2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020

Conference

Conference2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period4/02/209/04/20

Keywords

  • Body decomposition
  • Emerging approaches
  • Enzymes activity
  • Post-mortem
  • Post-Mortem Interval
  • Time Since Death

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