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ISLAMIC MEDICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES 04

30.2 FORENSIC EVIDENCE IN HOMICIDE

By Professor Omar Hasan Kasule Sr.

Forensic science can help shariat courts by providing evidence of the following types: identification of the deceased using DNA analysis and blood grouping; determing the manner and cause of death, estimating the time of injury, estimating the time since death;  Identificatio  of the dead may involve ge determination using forensic dentistry, forensic anthropology to determine gender, age and race using the skeleton, height, and weight. Gender identification. determining extent of injury to determine compensation in cases of diyat; deterring mechanism and causes of injury to determine the type of retaliation or compensation; deterring the time of injury; and forecasting the progress of injury and eventual functional loss. Autopsy is the main forensic examination.

(c) Professor Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 2004