Option #1: Coroner and Medical Examiner Systems Death Investigations are very di
Option #1: Coroner and Medical Examiner Systems Death Investigations are very difficult to investigate. The general rule is to investigate every death investigation as a homicide. You can always eliminate evidence and statements, but missing evidence can break the case and a murderer can walk free. The forensic autopsy is an important part of the death investigation. Therefore, we need to know about the specifics and answers an autopsy can provide. While some jurisdictions have a Coroner, other states have the Medical examiner’s system. What are the differences in the appointment and duties of the Medical Examiner versus the Coroner? In your city or state, identify if you have the Coroner or Medical Examiner System. Provide details. What are the benefits of each system and how do they affect law enforcement and criminal investigations? Identify the manners and causes of death and provide examples for each. What is Rigor Mortis, Algor Mortis, and Livor Mortis? What information do they provide for criminal investigations? Explain. Your paper must meet the following requirements: Your written paper should be 3-4 pages in length not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include. Use terms, evidence, and concepts from class readings. Cite at least three scholarly sources for this assignment. Scholarly resources include: peer-reviewed journal articles, books, the class textbook, or reports/documents from the government (.gov sites). A scholarly source does not include general sources from the internet (.com, .org, .edu, and .net sites are not scholarly). Scholarly resources should be current (no older than five years). If the class textbook is used as a source, then two other scholarly sources must be used.

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