Godoy Medical Forensics
Bruise Dating for Court Cases Can be Tricky
- Transcript of Video - Today we’re going to talk about bruising and the dating of bruises. I get calls on this on a regular basis regarding cases in which the victim has bruises. Whether it's a child abuse case, a domestic violence case, or assault case, oftentimes the bruising is used as evidence to [...]
Traumatic Brain Injury or Mental Illness?
TBI and Mental Illness What if a defendant commits a crime because of being affected by either an acute brain injury or an acquired or inherited brain disease? This is called the “brain defense.” In criminal cases, defense attorneys are increasingly using clinical evidence of brain injury to either establish their client’s innocence or mitigate [...]
Did COVID-19 Bring a Higher Risk of Abuse?
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic people have been told to stay at home for their own safety and the safety of others. Could there be a higher risk of abuse? What about those people who are victims of domestic violence? How are they faring at home? Is home a safe place for victims [...]
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