Custody: In-Custody Deaths - United States of America

G. D. Dukes, B. E. Frost, G. J. Davis

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The authors define and discuss in-custody deaths in the United States of America, a category of death investigation fraught with technical, logistical, medical, and potentially political ramifications. Such deaths require interaction with and cooperation by multiple entities, including law enforcement, corrections, medical, and death investigation officials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128000557
StatePublished - Nov 4 2015

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  • Corrections
  • Death investigation
  • Homicide
  • In-custody
  • Jail
  • Law enforcement
  • Natural
  • Prison
  • Suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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