death investigation

Arika Amricachi
Quiz by Arika Amricachi, updated more than 1 year ago
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Quiz on death investigation, created by Arika Amricachi on 06/12/2018.

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Question 1

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The four manners of death are:
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  • Natural, Accident, Homicide, and Undetermined
  • Suicide, undetermined, accident, homicide
  • homicide, accident, idustrial accident, suicide
  • natural, accident, suicdce, homicide

Question 2

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the office of coroner can be traced back to:
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  • the code of hammurabi 1850 BC
  • england and king richard 1194 AD
  • imhotep and the egyptians 3000 bc
  • china and the washing away of wrongs 1250 AD

Question 3

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all of the following deaths fall under the jurisdiction of the coroner except for:
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  • death of a patient in a state hospital for the developmentally disabled
  • desaths from chronic alcoholism
  • deaths while in prison
  • deaths from occupational diseases

Question 4

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Who is authorized to officially prnounce death?
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  • any law enforcement agency sergeant or above
  • fire department captains or paramedics
  • county coroner / medical examiner
  • state law and local procedures determine it

Question 5

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which of the following apply to government code section 27491.3?
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  • the coroner can seal the premises of the deceased
  • the coroner may take any and all personal effects, valuables
  • the coroner may release property or evidence to law enforcement
  • all of the above

Question 6

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death investigation systems are consistent from state to state and county to county.
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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forensic means the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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suicide notes and wills shall be released to NOK at the scene.
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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a police officer can search the body of any homicide victim if looking for identification.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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livor mortis (post-mortem lividity) is:
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  • present in all cases associated with foul play and defense wounds
  • the pooling of blood after death to dependent surfaces of the body
  • the regulated temperature of the decedent's liver after death
  • the first visual signs of decomposition

Question 11

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alogor mortis is:
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  • the postmortem cooling of the body and can be used to assisst in estimating the time of death
  • the pooling of blood after death to dependent surfaces of the body and is used to determine the position of the body at death
  • the stiffening of the body after death that operates in a bell curve structure and is one method of determining time of death
  • pinpoint hemorrhages found in the eyes after death

Question 12

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which of the following statements apply to rigor mortis?
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  • rigor mortis will come on rapidly in the first few hours after death and will stay fixed after 12 hours
  • onset of rigor mortis is faster with hypothermia and cold environments
  • it can be assessed in the smaller muscle masses first such as the fingers and jaw
  • none of the above

Question 13

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what can cause cherry red lividity to develop?
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  • carbon monoxide exposure
  • cyanide poisoning
  • hydrogen sulfide poisoning
  • both a and b

Question 14

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rigor mortis is:
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  • the pooling of blood after death to dependent areas of the body
  • the stiffening of the body after death which freezes the muscles then gradually goes away
  • postmortem cooling of the body which can be used to determine time of death
  • a postmortem change that manifests as a breakdown of the blood cells

Question 15

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anthropophagy is decomposition changes produced by the action of bacteria
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  • True
  • False

Question 16

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tardieu spots are pinpoint hemorrhages in areas of lividity
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  • True
  • False

Question 17

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Tache noire is the dark brown or black discoloration of the exposed portion of the eye in dry environments
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  • True
  • False

Question 18

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marbling is the blistering and sloughing off of the outer layer of skin
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  • True
  • False

Question 19

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a decedent may have been hypothermic prior to death if they had any of the following : sepsis, cocaine abuse, hyperthyroidism
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  • True
  • False

Question 20

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A laceration is:
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  • removal of the superficial layers of skin
  • a wound that is deeper than its length
  • a blunt force stretching the skin past the point of elasticity
  • breakage of small blood vessels with leakage of blood into tissue

Question 21

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out of the following colors which one would indicate the most recent bruise
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  • purple to green
  • yellow
  • red to blue-ish
  • green

Question 22

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the extent of blunt force injury is dependent on:
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  • force exerted
  • location of injury
  • nature of impact
  • all of the above

Question 23

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spectactle hemorrhages (raccoon's eyes) are indicitive of what?
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  • sharp force injury
  • basilar skull fracture
  • defensive wounds
  • black eye

Question 24

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jagged wound edges are characteristic of what type of injury?
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  • stabbing
  • laceration
  • contusion
  • abrasion

Question 25

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cleavage lines of langer refers to muscle patterns in the chest
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  • True
  • False

Question 26

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tissue bridging is often seen in abrasions
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  • True
  • False

Question 27

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the brain is less susceptible to blunt force injury than if the same force was applied to other parts of the body
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  • True
  • False

Question 28

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injuries to a decedent's hands and forearms are consistent with defensive wounds.
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  • True
  • False

Question 29

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A(n) [blank_start]incised[blank_end] wound is longer than its depth, while a(n) [blank_start]stab[blank_end] wound is deeper than its length.
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  • incised
  • stab

Question 30

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which of the following apply to fire fatalities
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  • traumatic injury causes the abdomen to split open
  • house fires can completely destroy a body within 30 minutes
  • hydrogen cyanide interferes with the cells' ability to use oxygen
  • accelerants cause even charring on the body

Question 31

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the most common type of thermal injury in children is:
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  • flame exposure
  • scalding
  • smoke inhalation
  • electrocution

Question 32

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which of the following apply to carbon monoxide
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  • combines with hemoglobin more readily than oxygen
  • 50-60% saturation rates for adult fatalities
  • can cause weakness, confusion, nausea
  • all of the above

Question 33

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blisters, destruction of the outer layers of skin and possible scarring are indicative of:
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  • 1st degree burn
  • 2nd degree burn
  • 3rd degree burn
  • 4th degree burn

Question 34

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which of the following apply to the pugilistic (boxer's) pose?
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  • shows original position of body
  • is due to extensor muscles being stronger than flexor muscles
  • is due to shrinkage of muscles and tendons
  • is an indicator of foul play

Question 35

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inhaling moisture saturated air is more damaging that inhaling dry air
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  • True
  • False

Question 36

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heat exposure causes a build up of pressure within the skull resulting in skull fractures
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  • True
  • False

Question 37

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3/4 of fire related fatalities are due to inhalation injuries
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  • True
  • False

Question 38

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exposure to heat can change the color of a decedent's hair
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  • True
  • False

Question 39

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the three major components to postmortem dental examination are:
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  • dna evaluation, postmortem x-rays, postmortem photograph
  • antemortem x-rays, antemortem photograph, and dental chart comparison
  • dental restorations, fillings and root canals
  • none of the above

Question 40

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all of the following are true regarding dermestid beetles EXCEPT:
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  • the adults are cannibalistic
  • larva are usually present early, while body is moist
  • the presence of frass indicates heavy feeding
  • they can skeletonize a body in under a month

Question 41

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which of the following are required for accurate preserving and processing of bite marks?
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  • photographs
  • dna swabs
  • 3D impressions of the wound
  • all of the above

Question 42

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when maggots have matured they will do which of the following?
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  • molt with skin shrinking and hardening
  • move away from the food source
  • pupate in soil, clothing or carpet
  • all of the above

Question 43

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the four distinct stages of an insects lifecycle are:
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  • egg, maggot, puparium, beetle
  • maggot, fly, pupa, insect
  • egg, larva, pupa, adult
  • larva, maggot, pupa, fly

Question 44

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enamel is the hardest, most durable part of the human body
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  • True
  • False

Question 45

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insects are found in all terrestrial and aquatic environments
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  • True
  • False

Question 46

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age of the deceased can be accurately determined up to the age of 13
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  • True
  • False

Question 47

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maggot masses generate heat to protect against temperature drops
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  • True
  • False

Question 48

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most flies associated with corpses have sharp teeth
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  • True
  • False

Question 49

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the hierarchy for NOK goes in the following order:
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  • adult, children, spouse, siblings, grandparents, cousins
  • spouse, minor children, parents, siblings, attorney
  • durable power of attorney, spouse, adult children, parents, siblings
  • spouse, adult children, siblings, parents, grandparents

Question 50

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which of the following are reasons why identification starts at the scene?
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  • personal effects can provide clues to identity
  • it doesnt; identification is primarily done at autopsy
  • items at the scene can provide clues to decedent'a history and what they were doing

Question 51

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if a person who is the legal NOK has been charged, in connection to the decedent's death, with any of the following they relinquish all rights of control EXCEPT for which crime?
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  • first degree murder
  • second degree murder
  • vehicular manslaughter
  • voluntary manslaughter

Question 52

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presumptive identification methods include which of the following?
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  • ACCURINT search
  • tattoos present
  • AFIS comparison
  • bone scans

Question 53

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when making a death notification:
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  • be aware that denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance are grief responses
  • understand that grief reactions can include shock, anger, guilt, and shame
  • always expect the unexpected

Question 54

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fingerprints are the easiest and most reliable method of identification
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  • True
  • False

Question 55

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common law marriage is legal in california if you have been living in the state with that person for at least 10 years
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  • True
  • False

Question 56

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accurate identification has little importance to the coroner as it has nothing to do with determing the manner and cause of death
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  • True
  • False

Question 57

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state registered domestic partnerships are recognized in california.
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  • True
  • False
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