—Time of death is referred as the time of elapse since a person died. It acts as a significant factor in crime investigation which functions to address the fact and later identify the truth. The data collected from the time of death must be interpreted profoundly and the report produced afterwards must be easily understood by non-scientist. A variety of methods had been used in estimating the time of death and it is different according to the variables used. However, the result produces still imprecise and undependable. Enhancement is an improvement in making something become more agreeable. Asante’s algorithm through Newton Law of Cooling method has brought a great impact in estimating the time of death in crime investigation, Although the algorithm needs further improvisation, it had positively assist in proving that the shorter the post mortem interval, more accurate and reliable the time of death estimation. Therefore, enhancement of Newton Law of Cooling method with Henssge nomogram method through its corrective factor could assist in making the result to become more precise and dependable as Henssge nomogram method itself devote a big influence in estimating the time of death.
—Algorithm, method, time of death.
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Cite: Noor Maizura Mohamad Noor, Muhammad Bin Che Abdullah, and Zuriana Abu Bakar, "Enhancement of Newton Law of Cooling Method based on Asante’s Algorithm with Henssge Nomogram Method in Estimating the Time of Death," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 155-159, 2017.