Time-of-death software to take on Sherlock Holmes - News Summed Up

Time-of-death software to take on Sherlock Holmes


A group of forensic scientists is hoping to emulate the methods of Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes could deduce how a person had died simply from studying their clothes or fingernails. A group of forensic scientists is hoping to emulate the detective’s methods with a computer model that can work out when a person has died to within minutes by analysing the corpse. Normally when a body is found, a simple rectal temperature measurement will determine the time of death. With the body weight and surrounding temperature, a table will show roughly how many hours ago they died. Details such as skin and air temperature, body size and position, location and


Source: The Times June 05, 2020 23:03 UTC



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