Year: 1995 Source: JAMA, v.273, no.15, (April 19, 1995), p.1164-1165 SIEC No: 19950374

This article reports on a presentation to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences about the lack of training for coroners & the subsequent problems with death investigations. Another presentation reported on a study done in a south Georgia county where a pattern of accidental suicides emerged – but only for whites. A likely reason for this was said to be that accidental death provides larger insurance payouts; in return, morticians, who may also be county coroners, expect commercial business.