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  • Writer's pictureD. P. Lyle

Criminal Mischief: Episode #50: Forensics For Crime Writers: Coroner

This is a new series of podcasts that I’ve titled Forensics For Crime Writers. In it I will talk about various aspects of forensic science and how it might be used in crime fiction. The first episode deals with the coroner. Hope you find it useful.







SHOW NOTES:



Coroner or Medical Examiner: depends on the jurisdiction


Duties of the Coroner/Medical Examiner

Determination of the cause and manner of death


Determination of the time of death


Supervision of evidence collection from the body


Identification of unknown corpses and skeletal remains


Determination of any contributory factors in the death


Certification of the death certificate

Presentation of expert testimony in court


Oversight of the crime lab (in some areas)


Examination of injuries to the living and determination their cause and timing


For More Information pick up one of my Forensic Science Books:



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