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  NCJ Number: NCJ 216756     Find in a Library
  Title: Medical Examiners and Coroners' Offices, 2004
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Matthew J. Hickman Ph.D. ; Kristen A. Hughes MPA ; Kevin J. Strom Ph.D. ; Jeri D. Ropero-Miller Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 06/2007
  Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents key findings from the 2004 Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners’ (ME/C) Offices.
  Abstract: This special report describes the medicolegal investigation of death in the United States. It provides an overview of the personnel, budgets, and workload of these offices by type of office and size of jurisdiction. It also includes information on the number of unidentified human decedents handled by ME/C offices. The report examines record keeping practices and use of national databases for unidentified remains. Detailed data tables on topics covered in this report are available on the BJS Web site. Highlights include the following: (1) about 2,000 medical examiners and coroners’ (ME/C) offices provided death investigation services across the United States in 2004; (2) in a typical year ME/C offices reported that they handled about 4,400 unidentified human decedents of which about 1,000 remained unidentified after 1 year; and (3) nearly 1 million human death cases were referred in 2004; about 500,000 accepted. Tables
  Main Term(s): Death investigations
  Index Term(s): Crime Laboratories (Crime Labs) ; Coroners ; Victim identification ; Statistics ; Forensic pathology
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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