Forensic Death Investigation Symposium

Coroners, medical examiners, medicolegal death investigators, officers of the court and other forensic science practitioners gathered at the Forensic Death Investigation Symposium to discuss the current and future needs of the forensic death investigation community. The symposium was held in Scottsdale, Ariz., on June 7-9, 2010.

Participants explored communication concerns; legal and ethical issues; education, training and certification programs; technology; and areas for future research in death investigation. They also discussed issues raised in the National Academy of Sciences report "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward."

The symposium was sponsored by the National Institute of Justice in partnership with the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida.

Date Created: June 15, 2011