Medicolegal Investigation of Death
In Chapter 1 of your textbook Medicolegal Investigation of Death, you will find a discussion of the definition of
death. Contemporary views of “death” must involve considerations, both medical and legal, that past
generations did not have to contend with.
- After reading the “modern” definition of death, were you surprised at the complexity of the modern definition?
Was it as simple as you would have imagined before reading this material?
- What does the term “rigor mortis” refer to?
- What does the term “livor mortis” refer to?
- What does the term “algor mortis” refer to?”’