Journal of Human Environmental Studies
Online ISSN : 1883-7611
Print ISSN : 1348-5253
ISSN-L : 1348-5253
Original Article
The significance of the autopsy imaging (Ai) in Japanese corpse examination
From the interview with a bereaved family of traffic accident experienced judicial autopsy
Yuko ShiraiwaKaori Karasawa
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2018 Volume 16 Issue 1 Pages 25-34


Previous studies have revealed that the bereaved family of crime are deeply hurt by judicial dissection. In order to control the psychological stress, they tend to adopt a strategy to focus on procedural problems in judicial dissection and propose measures for improvement. However, the present study, in which we collected detailed narratives from a member of traffic accident bereaved family with an interview method, suggested that the dissection itself is extremely strong damage to the bereaved family, and that introduction of another inspection method to investigate the cause of death replacing dissection is necessary. Based on the analysis of the interview, we proposed a new method called Ai (autopsy imaging) and discussed the benefits.

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