Death Investigation: Systems and Procedures is the first book dedicated to the topic of death investigation from a legal standpoint as well as the administrative and operational procedures that pertain to the medical examiner and the coroner system in the United States. Unique in its perspective, this book is the only one not concerned with instruc

chapter 1|4 pages

Why Know about Death Investigation?

chapter 2|4 pages

What Is a Death Investigation?

chapter 3|2 pages

Basic Types of Death Investigation

chapter 4|4 pages

Public Health Death Investigations

chapter 7|4 pages

Where Are Death Investigations Conducted?

chapter 8|2 pages

How Death Investigations Are Funded

chapter 9|2 pages

Forensic Pathologists

chapter 10|6 pages


chapter 11|4 pages

Medical Examiners

chapter 12|2 pages

Death Investigators

chapter 13|2 pages

Who Controls the Scene of Death?

chapter 14|6 pages

Forensic Scientists

chapter |2 pages

Part III. Goals of Death Investigations

chapter 18|4 pages

A Typical Private Death Investigation

chapter 19|6 pages

A Typical Medicolegal Death Investigation

chapter 20|4 pages

Death Investigation: The Rake Analogy

chapter |2 pages

Part VI. Special Circumstances

chapter 24|2 pages

What about Mass Fatality Incidents?

chapter 26|2 pages

Who May Give Permission for an Autopsy?

chapter 27|4 pages

The Autopsy Report

chapter 28|6 pages

The Death Certificate

chapter 29|2 pages


chapter 31|4 pages

Principles of Evidence

chapter 32|2 pages

What Is an Expert?

chapter 33|2 pages

What If You Disagree?

chapter 34|2 pages

Death Investigation and Insurance Policies

chapter 35|4 pages

Classic Dilemmas in Death Investigation

chapter 37|2 pages

Access to Death Investigation Information

chapter 38|2 pages

Pronouncement of Death

chapter 39|2 pages

Deaths in Custody and Public Institutions

chapter 40|2 pages

Criminal and Civil Law Issues

chapter 41|8 pages

Sample Autopsy Report

chapter |2 pages

Further Reading

chapter |2 pages

Useful Web Sites