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Review the following scenario:
A 911 call came in at 3 a.m. from a local nightclub. It was reported that an individual was injured and unconscious. Upon EMS arrival, the victim was dead. You are called to the scene to investigate. This is your first death scene. You are having difficulty identifying the wounds on the body. Answer the following questions:

- Explain how you can differentiate between injuries created from blunt force trauma versus sharp force injuries.
- What injuries may exist in each case?
- If the injuries are from a sharp object, what type of wounds might you see?

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Harle (2012) explains that the majority of injuries from objects are inflicted by either sharp or blunt objects. Pointed or sharp objects are characterized by sharp edges that leave injuries referred to as sharp force...

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