Medicolegal Death Investigation

Welcome to Medicolegal Death Investigation


Medicolegal Death Investigation encompasses the investigative processes, protocols and techniques involved in ascertaining the cause and manner of a person’s death. Investigations of this type are multifaceted and require the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of skilled practitioners.

A death investigation team may include experts such as death investigators, police officers, crime scene investigators, coroners/medical examiners, pathologists, paramedics, forensic anthropologists, and forensic odontologists, among others.

Each member of the team is critical and each role provides necessary information that may ultimately contribute to the resolution of the investigation. Our goal is to bring a multidisciplinary approach to this course to study the best practices and protocols within the death investigation community.

Dr. Michael Thompson

Dr. Linda Davis-Stephens, Spring 2014

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