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Biology Unit 4
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Topic 6: Infection, Immunity and Forensics
20. Describe how to determine the time of death
of a mammal by examining the extent of
decomposition, stage of succession, forensic
entomology, body temperature and degree of
muscle contraction.
Decay and decomposition is vital for the continuation of…

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Indicator of How a forensic scientist uses the information
time of death
Body Body temperature is usually 37°C but the body begins to cool straight after death.
temperature During the first 24 hours after death the temperature of the body when it is found


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