These are the main areas of concern in the morgue and that make up forensics. They can exist as a separate department or could be combined. It depends on the size of the city and the number of crimes that occur there.
Anything related to skull or skeletal parts, identification of people, reconstructive techniques to identify victims
Anything to do with guns, bullets, gunshot residue, speed and trajectory of bullets, gun powder and explosives
Any fibres, hair, soil, mineral, glass, plastic….microscopic evidence of any kind
Seminal stains, vaginal fluids, blood, dye….usually wet evidence. Also, special equipment like ultraviolet light can detect fluids dried on fabric
Technique developed and used since 1989 to identify people through genetic tissue
Charred documents, analyzing and verifying handwriting, age of ink and paper, authenticity of documents
Anything related to bugs, type, age, locations. Used often to determine time of death of victim
AFIS, VICAP, laserbeam scanners, Visuprint system, and any techniques used to lift fingerprints from a crime scene
Teeth related. Victim’s teeth are compared to any existing x-rays and DNA can be extracted from them as means of identification
The first department that the dead body goes to. X-rays are done, identification of victim and ultimately the autopsy
Special filters and magnifying cameras that can detect crossed out writing, forgeries,etc. They also take multiple shots of the crime scene and all the exhibits for the court are created here
Blood stains, drips, sprays, type, blood in vaginal, semen, mucous, urine or tear secretion. (Part of chemistry department)
Body fluids and liver analyzed, stomach contents analyzed, poison analysis done, they can detect 100 common drugs in tear ducts from swab taken at crime or accident scene. (often part of chemistry department)
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