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NCJ Number: 148718 Find in a Library
Title: Death Investigation Report Forms (DIRFs): Generic Forms For Investigations (IDIRFs) and Certifiers (CDIRFs)
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:39  Issue:3  Dated:(May 1994)  Pages:629-636
Author(s): R Hanzlick; R G Parrish
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 8
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Generic death investigation report forms (DIRFs) were developed using data collection procedures and forms used in various death investigation offices.
Abstract: One form was designed for documenting information collected by the initial investigator of death, and another form was designed for documenting information collected by the medical examiner, pathologist, or other person who certifies the death or otherwise finalizes the investigation by determining the cause, manner, and circumstances of death. This discussion focuses on the benefits, problems, and criteria associated with designing the forms. Both the investigator's form and the certifier's form are available in printed or electronic form for whose who wish to use them or to modify them according to their specific needs. It is hoped that these DIRFs will be useful and promote uniformity in documenting death investigations. Copies of forms and 5 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Police reports
Index Term(s): Autopsy; Death certificates; Death investigations; Report writing
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