Body Farm

Posted by: on Apr 3, 2014 | No Comments

Fox Valley Technical College in Wisconsin will be creating a body farm for research and training.  A body farm is an outdoor research facility where forensic scientists have animal carcasses and human cadavers in different settings where they can study decomposition. This farm will help in determining time and circumstances of death that can be used in investigation. There are body farms  in Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. What is unique about this body farm is that researchers will be able to study decomposition in extreme cold. For those who are thinking about donating their bodies to science here’s a way to make a difference in the forensic community.

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Source: USA Today


[Abstract written by Alicia Terrell, ForensIQ Intern, 040314]

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