New Resource Page
The DOJ and DHS Medicolegal Death Investigation Federal Interagency working group has posted a new list of MDI activities across the federal government.
Ecology of Human Decomposition
NIJ and the National Museum of Health and Medicine are providing a framework for improving time-since-death estimates based on the succession of microbial communities of human decomposition.
Learn more (pdf, 2 pages).
NIJ supports the community of death investigation professionals by providing training, disseminating best practices for death investigation, and funding research and development.
NIJ has funded a number of projects in forensic pathology, including estimating the post-mortem interval, using molecular autopsies to investigate unexplained deaths, studying the impact of the post-mortem interval and body temperature on magnetic resonance imaging, and interpreting patterned injuries in death investigation.
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Date Updated: August 23, 2018