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Forensic Investigative Systems

Forensic investigative systems provide important contributions for medicolegal analysis to the criminal justice system. Many professional and technical specialists are necessary to make the forensic investigative system operate smoothly. Depending on statutes and ordinances, differences exist for reporting deaths within states, counties, and cities. Differences also occur among coroner systems, medical examiner systems, and combined systems. Additionally, the number and responsibilities of individuals within each type of system vary. The overall goal of each system, however, is to determine the identity of the decedent and the cause, mechanism, and manner of death.