Forensic Engineering

The Team:

Prof Guy N Rutty - Professor in Forensic Pathology 

Prof Sarah Hainsworth - Professor in Materials Engineering

Current Research

Determination of forces and penetration mechanisms in stabbing with improvised weapons
The work contained in this project will give an improved understanding of how blunt weapons penetrate skin and the forces that are required.


Quantification of forces used in stabbing
Death by stabbing is the most common way of committing murder in the UK. The challenge for forensic pathologists is to accurately answer the question of how much force was used to create a particular wound.




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East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit
Level 3, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, LE2 7LX
United Kingdom

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