A Study on Human Autopsy and the Offenses Against Corpses in the Criminal Law
Family of the deceased claim that the forensic medical examiner performed an judicial autopsy to determine the cause of death for the deceased, who is suspected died from medical malpractice, had beyond the scope of their request content. And this circumstance is considered not only offending Human Autopsy Act, but also offending the offenses against corpses in the criminal law. In fact, judicial autopsies are conducted by the purposes of criminal prosecution, should not be applicable for Human Autopsy Act. If a medical examiner has complied with the relevant regulations, he can state the Article 22 of Criminal Law as ground of justification.