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Iran J Forensic Med 2019, 25(2): 1-7 Back to browse issues page
Virtopsy Application in Crime Detection and its Comparison with Autopsy
M. Ghadipasha1, M. Akhgar *2, A.H. Salarzaii3, A.A. Moien4
1- Legal Medicine Research Center, Tahran, Iran
2- Law & Jurisprudence Department, Theology Faculty, Sistan and Baluchistan University, Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran , akhgar.a9@gmail.com
3- Law & Jurisprudence Department, Theology Faculty, Sistan and Baluchistan University, Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran
4- Anatomy Science Department, Medical Faculty, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran
Abstract:   (239 Views)
Aim(s): Virtopsy is a modern technology that identifies the cause of death through radiology without dissection. In addition to reducing the detection time, this technology also has high diagnostic sensitivity in some cases. One of the aims of criminal law science is accurate and rapid criminology. The aim of this study was to investigate the application of virtopsy method in crime detection and its comparison with the autopsy method.
Information & Methods: In this analytical review study, after investigating and analyzing the relationship between criminology and virtopsy, the numbers of 18 English articles were investigated for comparing the virtopsy and autopsy dissection in the period of 2010-2016.
Findings: Virtopsy method as a supplement for autopsy method could detect the infanticide from stillbirth, choking by drowning from the other types of asphyxia and injuring by bullet hit and its details and it could recognize the cause of death through careful analyzing the organs, such as the face and jaw skeletons, ribs and brain.
Conclusion: Criminology legal aims are realized using the virtopsy method as a supplement for autopsy method.
Keywords: Virtopsy, Criminology, Autopsy
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Article Type: Original Research |
Received: 2019/01/30 | Accepted: 2018/04/29 | Published: 2019/06/20
* Corresponding Author Address: Law & Jurisprudence Department, Theology Faculty, Sistan and Baluchistan University, Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran
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