Stages of expert research and their application in the forensic veterinary examination of animal carcasses


Keywords: forensic veterinary examination; animal carcasses; stages of expert research; process and tasks of diagnostic research; expert conclusion; techniques for describing and assessing the condition of body parts and organs of an animal carcass.

Abstract

It is proved that stages of expert research during forensic veterinary examination of animal carcasses are based on general methodological provisions of forensic science and contain at least four stages: preparatory (preliminary research), analytical (separate research), comparative, synthesizing (evaluation), not only reflecting the procedure of expert knowledge of properties of forensic veterinary examination objects, but also allowing to trace the process of examination and evaluate the results obtained during evaluation of the expert conclusion.

Each stage of expert research of animal carcasses is conditioned by various technical methods and tasks of research and provides the solution of intermediate tasks, which are mainly diagnostic in nature. The commonality of the stages reflects general points characteristic of any expert research as one of the varieties of forms of cognition. The variety lies in the part and number of same- named stages in the structure of diagnostic studies. The order of application of these stages contributes to a logically correct analysis of the pathomorphological features, and (on the basis of their comprehensive evaluation) formulation of the forensic veterinary diagnosis and the final expert conclusion.

A procedure for removing objects from an animal carcass and their subsequent laboratory examination, rules forensic veterinary examination of animal carcasses, guidelines for describing and assessing the condition of body parts and organs of the animal carcass, the conclusion of a forensic veterinary expert, have been developed.

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Yatsenko, I. (2022). Stages of expert research and their application in the forensic veterinary examination of animal carcasses. Theory and Practice of Forensic Science and Criminalistics, 26(1), 52-78. Retrieved from https://khrife-journal.org/index.php/journal/article/view/511