Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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Manoel E S Modelli

Institute of Legal Medicine of the DF, Federal District Civil Police,
Brasilia, Distrito Federal 70273-040

  • Research Article
    Alcohol Influence in Violent Deaths
    Author(s): Manoel E S Modelli and Stephane Mota LourencoManoel E S Modelli and Stephane Mota Lourenco

    Alcohol is a psychoactive drug, a central nervous system depressant, which is disinhibitory and causes euphoria. It is the most consumed depressant substance in the world. Its medico legal importance is due to association with changes in higher brain functions, blocking them and encouraging violent behavior directly related to crimes and accidents. The influence of alcohol on the cause of death is the primary factor in a substantial number of violent deaths. The IML-DF analyzes all violent deaths in the Federal District, which in 2014 owned a population of 2,852,000 inhabitants. The Federal District comprises a central region (Pilot Plan) and several satellite towns. In 2014, necropsy of 1,845 deceased people was due to violent deaths. Among them, 446 had positive blood alcohol and were analyzed in this study. The others had negative or alcohol was not measured due to.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000328

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