Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 1 of the book, Baden discusses the concept of celebrity death, and the effect of a flawed autopsy on the perception of foul play surrounding the death. Do you think conspiracy theories are derived from the life of the celebrity, or the circumstances surrounding their death, or both? Why? What aspects of life or death help frame a conspiracy theory following death? Why do some celebrities suffer such beliefs after their death and some do not? Based on this, do you think forensic science can have an effect on these ideas? Why or why not? What does this say about forensic science?
Essay Topic 2
Baden discusses the use of forensic medicine to help humanity. After reading the book, how do you think forensic medicine can help humanity beyond locating a cause of death? Do you think this role is important? Why? What does the role...
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