594 The Crucial Role of Medical Evidence In Forensic Cases – Teresa Devitt Lynch

The Crucial Role of Medical Evidence In Forensic Cases - Teresa Devitt Lynch

In this podcast episode, The Crucial Role of Medical Evidence In Forensic Cases, Teresa Devitt-Lynch, a forensic nurse and sexual assault nurse examiner, will take you into the intricacies of murder and assault cases.

She begins by explaining some of the phrases we typically hear about such cases. Intent, recklessness, and negligence characterize different levels of seriousness in a crime, and all have sublevels of severity.

Teresa elaborates on why circumstantial evidence can be enough for a conviction. If it’s strong and there’s enough of it, it can lead the jury to convict. Medical evidence can play a role in this kind of conviction.

She also deconstructs the phrases familiar to many murder-mystery readers: motive, means, and opportunity. See if you can guess the primary motives for murder. The answer is in the podcast.

She emphasizes that while a nurse expert can’t prove who perpetrated a crime, they can determine who could not have done so. Teresa illustrates this with several examples. She adds that a nurse expert can also contribute information through the analysis of forensic evidence.

You will enjoy this in-depth description of how murder and assault cases are analyzed and what critical factors lead to conviction or acquittal.

Here’s What to Expect from the Podcast: The Crucial Role of Medical Evidence In Forensic Cases with Teresa Devitt Lynch

  • What are the three basic elements a prosecutor has to prove for a conviction?
  • How does a prosecutor establish intent?
  • What is the value of circumstantial evidence?
  • What are the primary motives for murder?
  • What role can a medical expert play in analyzing evidence?


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How to Become a Successful Legal Nurse Consultant for Homicide Cases

The How to Become a Successful Legal Nurse Consultant for Homicide Cases conference guides legal nurse consultants expand their skills and knowledge in forensic cases. You will learn from experts in forensic nursing, criminal law, DNA analysis, and crime scene investigation. You will also network with other legal nurse consultants and professionals in the legal and healthcare field.

By attending the conference, you will:

  • Gain insights and skills to decipher murder case details and analyze medical and police records.
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  • Learn about the legal differences and challenges between various degrees of murder and manslaughter, and how the prosecution and the defense use medical evidence to build their case.
  • Understand the importance and the protocols of preserving forensic evidence in healthcare settings and criminal investigations.
  • Gain confidence and competence in consulting on cases involving allegations of strangulation, asphyxia, or infant deaths.
  • Join a community of like-minded legal nurse consultants who share your passion for solving murder mysteries and helping justice prevail.

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Your Presenter of The Crucial Role of Medical Evidence In Forensic Cases

Teresa Devitt-Lynch MSN RN AFN-BC, SANE-A is a certified adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and board certified Advanced Forensic Nurse. The proprietor of the INTREPID Forensic Healthcare Consulting firm, she provides criminal case consultation and expert witness services for military and civilian courts. Recently relocated to North Dakota, Teresa provides services to victims of sexual assault and battering.

Connect with Teresa Devitt-Lynch by email tdevittlynch@intrepidfhc.com

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