Friday, January 27, 2012

Monday Night Forensics

Okay, I've been neglecting this blog for far too long and it's time to get back at it! I'm going to try and start a live forensic discussion group on twitter and I'm calling it 'Monday Night Forensics'. If you want to join in the discussion, log into twitter at 7:30 p.m. EST and use the hashtag #mondaynightforensics

For this coming monday I'd like to start the discussion with this photograph. First, where is it anatomically, and second, is it an entrance or an exit wound? The photo came from an article by Frost and Cina, but don't cheat, the full ref will be up after the discussion. Hope to see you all monday night. Also, any topic is fair game!


  1. i think i missed this one on tweeter. just saw you being suggested to my tweeter.
    hmm.......... is this on the inside of the skull? i just sort of learned forensic pathology in class this semester, and if it's on the inside of the skull, then it's an entry wound.

  2. It's both and exit and an entry. It's a tangental wound called a keyhole fracture! As the bullet hits the skull it causes an entry wound, as it keeps going along its tangental path, it leaves the skull causing an exit wound. Pretty cool.