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Title: HANDBOOK ON HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS
Author(s): G G BURKE; J F TEGAN; G A COLETTA
Corporate Author: Norfolk Cty District Attorney's Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 125
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Norfolk Cty District Attorney's Office
Dedham, MA 02026
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PROCEDURE MANUAL FOR HOMICIDE INVESTIGATORS IN NORFOLK COUNTY (MA) PRESENTS SUGGESTED PROCEDURES FOR DIFFERENT ASPECTS AND TYPES OF HOMICIDES AND DISCUSSES THE LAWS CONCERNING HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS.
Abstract: TOPICS COVERED IN THE PROCEDURES SECTION INCLUDE THE INITIATION OF THE INVESTIGATION; PROCEDURE OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINER; RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OFFICER IN CHARGE; MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE TECHNICAL BUREAUS; TIME OF DEATH; DYING DECLARATIONS; IDENTIFICATION; AND TESTIFYING IN COURT. SPECIFIC TYPES OF HOMICIDES DISCUSSED INCLUDE PRISON HOMICIDES, SEX-MOTIVATED HOMICIDE, CHILD DEATHS, AND SUICIDES. THE SECTION ON HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION LAWS DISCUSSES ACCESSORIES, SEARCH WARRANTS, PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST, THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE, THE ESCOBEDO AND MIRANDA DECISIONS, JUVENILES IN HOMICIDE CASES, COURT PROCEDURES, THE POLICE AND THE MEDIA, AND THE MASSACHUSETTS LAWS ON HOMICIDE.
Index Term(s): Homicide; Investigative powers; Investigative techniques; Massachusetts; Police responsibilities; Police testimony; Press relations; Rules of evidence; Sex offenses; State laws; Suicide; US Supreme Court decisions; Virginia
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