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Death Investigations is the first installment of the new Law Enforcement Guide to Investigations Series!All incidents of death should be processed as a homicide until it can be proven otherwise. In order to do so correctly, all investigative procedures related to death investigation as a whole should be followed. This book presents the specific functions and processes necessary to accurately assess and document cases involving a death. It is critical for students preparing for a career in law enforcement and investigation, to have a complete understanding of all death types (homicides, suicide, accident, natural, and undetermined), not just homicides. Without delving too deep into the medico-legal aspects of death (i.e. gunshot wounds, sharp force injuries, etc.), this resource provides criminal justice students with the tools necessary to accurately resolve the cases assigned to them as future police officers and law enforcement personnel.Pedagogical features that make this resource ideal for Criminal Investigation courses:*Chapter summaries*Critical Thinking Examples*Case Studies*End-of-chapter references*Author/Subject IndexAbout the Series:The Law Enforcement Guide to Investigations Series is designed for the undergraduate and graduate-level Criminal Investigation courses and provides comprehensive and detailed information for instructors teaching the specialized topics. Crimes vary greatly by type and each crime category demands unique and specialized skills. These titles present the fundamental and necessary steps to effectively conduct an investigation specific to the crime type, such as sexual assault, child abduction, homicide, etc. Authored by leading educators and professionals, this series delivers comprehensive information on all aspects of criminal investigation and aims to educate and prepare students for careers in law enforcement, as well as reduce the number of wrongful incarcerations.