Godoy Medical Forensics
Discipline or Child Abuse?
When does discipline cross the line into the category of abuse? Many experts are asked to answer this question when they are retained on child abuse cases. It is not as black and white as one might think. Corporal punishment is defined as “an act carried out with the intention of causing a child to [...]
Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication
When: March 4th, 2021 Location: Duke Law Virtual Event Presented by North Carolina Office Law of Indigent Defense Services, Duke Law Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and the Wilson Center for Science and Justice Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication Tara Godoy, BSN, RN, CFN, LNC 2:15-3:45 pm Certified Forensic Nurse, Godoy Medical Forensics, [...]
The Long-Term Effects of Repetitive Head Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury in Criminal Cases After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), people can experience personality changes, social anxiety, irritability, anger, depression, general anxiety, mood swings, emotional lability, and feelings of being overwhelmed. The bottom line is that the brain no longer functions exactly the way it did prior to the head injury. The location of [...]
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