"The crowd should be at the scene of the accident, not in the office. It was the way things worked - the human animal had a built-in urge to view the remains."
Most of people can't control themselves even in much more trivial things - let alone this one Although I will never understand why is that so I never wanted to look at dead bodies - neither in real life nor on documental photos.
Sure, I looked at my dead relatives and pets before their funerals - not because of curiosity, but because I knew it were last times I saw them in real life.
When I see funeral of somebody else, or see dead body on the street, I bypass it.