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Forensic Pathology

Human remains are treated as a separate and unique type of forensic evidence. An autopsy of the remains is completed to determine the cause and manner of any death that is violent, unusual or untimely. A forensic pathologist will examine the human remains (post-mortem examination) and consider death scene findings. 

NIJ's Science and Technology Research Objectives

Applying technology to help address the challenges of crime and justice is one component of NIJ’s larger research agenda. NIJ seeks to apply technology and technology-related knowledge to strengthen criminal justice policy and practice in the U.S.

NIJ has six core science and technology research objectives: