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Advice needed on research project

  1. 0 I am doing an Evidenced Based Project on the best methods of collecting forensic evidence on gunshot, stabbing and other victims of violence.

    I am having a time trying to find any randomized controlled trials dealing with this subject. There is alot of retrospective studies and many informational/instructional...but none that I see based on trials.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks a heap!
  2. 2 Comments

  3. Visit  Rob72 profile page
    Wow. You really aren't likely to find many (any?) randomized studies because evidence collection is done for evidentiary purposes. No one is likely to put a homicide case in jeopardy by using non-standardized technique(s)- which generally come about through retrospective analysis.

    Catch-22, I know. Have you tried contacting the University of Tenn.'s "body farm"? That would be my first stop, and pretty much the only place any kind of randomization could work:
  4. Visit  melsalter profile page
    Thanks for your input. I did contact our researching department chair and they pretty much said the same thing!