Inside Forensic Science

Episode 3: The Autopsy

August 17, 2021

Jean’s battered body is removed from the house and taken for autopsy. What can forensic science of 1912 tell us about how this independent wealthy woman from Broughty Ferry was murdered? We return to the crime scene and look in more detail at the process of preserving evidence – what was carried out in 1912 and what would be expected in an investigation today? What can the body tell us about what happened and what are the limitations of what can be determined from an autopsy? Dr Kerryanne Shearer, Forensic Pathologist discusses with Pennie Latin.   

CONTENT WARNING: Please note that this episode does deal with some sensitive topics relating to the autopsy. 

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Inside Forensic Science is an Adventurous Audio Ltd production for the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) at the University of Dundee and was funded by The Leverhulme Trust.

The series is narrated by Pennie Latin, the researcher was Heather Doran (Public Engagement Manager, LRCFS) and the consultant was Pauline Mack (Digital Learning Technology Lead, LRCFS).


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