Medical Examiner/coroner Jurisdiction in Cases Involving Federal Interests

    Volume 27, Issue 2 (April 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1982

    Page Count: 4


    Spencer, JD
    Chief, Division of Forensic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    (Received 18 August 1981; accepted 9 October 1981)

    Abstract

    Under state laws, a medical examiner or coroner is charged with the investigation of sudden, unexpected, violent, and unexplained deaths. In several situations where there are federal interests, there may be conflict as to whether the jurisdiction belongs to state or federal authorities. Some situations of possible conflict—death on a military installation, military aircraft accidents, mass transportation disasters, and executive and congressional assassinations-are reviewed.


    Paper ID: JFS11495J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11495J

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    Title Medical Examiner/coroner Jurisdiction in Cases Involving Federal Interests
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30