Enhancements to the Medical Examiner''s Office in preparation for accreditation by The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
Through this program, NIJ seeks proposals to strengthen the medical examiner/coroner (ME/C) system in the United States.
Maximizing the Potential of the Pathology Fellowship Program at the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center
Achieving NAME Accreditation in Cobb County, GA: Updating the Policy and Procedure Manual to New Morgue and Case Management System Operations
Alameda County Sheriff's Office Coroner's Bureau Pursuing National Association of Medical Examiners Accreditation
Developing Future Medical Examiners--A NEW Forensic Pathology Fellowship at the Connecticut Office of Chief Medical Examiner
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.
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: