Post Mortem: Death Investigation in America

Number 25154
Subject Death Investigation
Source ProPublica, NPR and Frontline
State New York
Year 2011
Publication Date 2/1/11; 6/28/11; 12/21/11; 12/15/11; 2/1/11; 2/2/11; 6/29/11; 6/30/11
Summary "This series focused on the nation's death investigation system, the more than 2,300 coroner and medical examiner offices responsible for probing sudden and suspicious fatalities. They found a profession plagued by a widespread lack of resources, a lack of national standards or regulation, and a drastic shortage of qualified doctors."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 114
Keywords post mortem investigation; coroners; medical examiners; broadcast
Related Links http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/post-mortem/ http://www.npr.org/series/133208980/post-mortem-death-investigation-in-america http://www.propublica.org/series/post-mortem
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