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2018 IAC&ME - Session I: Death Scene Investigations: Roles & Responsibilities
On behalf of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IAC&ME), welcome to the 2018 IAC&ME Training Symposium.
Original Live Webinar took place on 07/22/2018 at the International Academy of Coroners & Medical Examiners.

Death Scene Investigations: Roles & Responsibilities
Presenter: Ms. Barbara Butcher

This presentation discusses the difference between the cause and manner of death, steps of a scene investigation, and the role of a medicolegal death investigator. Additionally, this session describes what happens after death, artifacts caused after death, and methods for identifying a decedent. Finally, Ms. Butcher provides examples of scenarios that a death investigator may encounter.

This year, the IAC&ME hosted a combined Basic and Advanced Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) course in addition to its general conference program in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s program provided another excellent opportunity to learn from some of the best speakers in their respective fields of expertise. IAC&ME partnered with NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) to provide a portion of their symposium to an online audience.
The IAC&ME has over 80 years of experience in the presentation of educational seminars for the purpose of assisting coroners, medical examiners, and other forensic specialists in the performance of their duties. This commitment is engrained in the Association’s mission statement, “The International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners is committed to advancing the accurate determination of the cause and the manner of death through the utilization of science, medicine and the law.” This training symposium brought together leaders in MDI to one location for training, education, and networking.

Please see our website for information on obtaining ABMDI or POST credits: https://forensiccoe.org/workshop/2018-iacme-training-symposium/
This presentation was recorded in its entirety at the time of the live event in order to capture the one on one interaction with the presenter. Funding for this collaborative IAC&ME and FTCOE event was provided by the National Institute of Justice.


Ms. Barbara Butcher
She is an expert in medicolegal death investigation and mass fatality management and is currently a consultant for medico-legal death investigation, working with forensic pathologists, attorneys, educators, television producers and mystery writers.