CRJS470 IP1

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Each U.S. state has a death investigation act. Select a state, and research its death investigation act. Cite any sources used in your research using APA format.
• What is the state code?
• What types of deaths does the system investigate as stated in the death investigation act? What types of deaths are not investigated?
• Finally, what type of death investigation system/process does the state have? You may choose to describe the system/process for the entire state or for a particular city or community with that state.
• Is the system of the state you chose sufficient for the area and population? Why or why not?
• What is the breakdown of the manners of death within the jurisdiction (e.g., 5% homicide, 3 % suicide, etc.)?

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CRJS470 1CRJS470-IP1NameClassDateProfessorCRJS470 2CRJS470-IP1When Georgia first established their state constitution in 1777 the coroner was mentioned aspart of the judicial process put their role was not clearly defined. Borrowing from Englandscommon law practices, the coroner were a well known figure in society. Their role was the sameas it is in society today. The coroner was responsible for investigating deaths and determininghow they occurred. In was not until 1953 that there was a state code established concerning deathinvestigations which created uniform laws for post mortem investigations.The 1953 Georgia Postmortem Act established state code 21-205 which developed themedical examiner system. The Georgia Death Investigation Act (O.C.G.A. 45-16-20) establishedthe responsibilities of the coroner (French, 1997). The types of deaths that are investigated by thecoroner or medical examiner are violent deaths, suicides, accidental deaths, sudden deaths, andsuspicious deaths (Hanzlick, 2002). All murders, substance abuse deaths, and will being detainedby the police is investigated by the coroner. The coroner will investigate all death were nophysician was present and any deaths of children under the age of sixteen that cannot beexplained by illness or disease.Infants that die at birth or shortly after birth and prison inmates deaths are also theresponsibility of the coroner in Georgia (2009). The disposal or human remains and any diseasethat
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