# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 575511321

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe causes of death and their associated injury patterns and characteristics.

Definition

Description should include
  • mechanical—vehicular injuries, blunt-force trauma, sharp-force trauma, gunshots, blast injuries
  • electrical—electrocution, lightning strikes
  • thermal—fires, burns, hypothermia, hyperthermia
  • chemical—drug/poisoning, chemical exposure
  • water—drowning.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are ways to determine the cause of death?
  • How does “proximate cause of death” relate to the causes of death?
  • How does cause of death differ from manner of death?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

12.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving