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Environmental deaths include drowning, lightning, hypothermia, and hyperthermia. Write a full 3 pagepaper, (title, abstarct and Reference page do not count), comparing environmental deaths and homicide investigations; be sure to cover the following: Elaborate on each type of environmental death including drowning, lightning, hypothermia, and hyperthermia. Choose a state in the United States, and research the rates of occurrence of these types of deaths in that state. After determining the rate of occurrence, break the occurrences down into age groups, race, and sex. The investigative approach in homicide vs. natural causes Provide citations and references for your materials in APA style.

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CRJS470-IP5NameClassDateProfessorCRJS470-IP5 Environmental deaths are the result of factors in the environment that result in the death of the victim. Environmental deaths include but are not limited to drowning, lightning strikes, natural disasters, hypothermia, and hyperthermia. No matter how an individual dies with the exception of natural causes it is the role of law enforcement and the forensic investigator to make a determination of what has occurred to the victim. In homicide cases the police will conduct an investigation and identify and arrest the criminal offender. When the cause is natural there will be no criminal investigation.Environmental Deaths There are many different types of environmental factors that can result in death. Some of the types of environmental deaths are drowning, lightning, hypothermia, and hyperthermia. The environmental death is the result of an accidental occurrences or circumstances that were beyond the control of the victim. The victim succumbs to the elements in these cases and with the exception of drowning is not ruled as homicides. Around forty percent of world deaths can now be attributed to various environmental factors, especially organic and chemical pollutants (Segelken, 1998). Factors that cause environmental deaths to rise are climate changes, disease, increases in population, and pollutants. Death by lightening is one of the most common environmental deaths that occur in America. When

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