Forensic Pathology

By: Meghan Gagnon

What is it?

Forensic Pathology is sub-specialty that focuses on determining the cause of death by examining a corpse.

What do they do?

Forensic Pathologists examine the body before the body is moved. They try to determine when the time of death was and the cause of death. By analyzing the position and the condition of the victim, the pathologist can often provide investigators with details about the sequence of events of conditions at the time of the crime.

famous forensic pathologists


To be a forensic pathologist you need 11 to 18 years in school. College and medical school. Advanced science and math courses in high school and excellent writing skills and public speaking

Casey Anthony

On july 5 2011 Casey Anthony was acquitted of charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter for the death of her 2-year-old daughter. In this case there was alot of examining of Caylee Anthony to find out what killed her. Come to find out this poor 2-year-old girl was killed by chloroform and duck tape over her mouth