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Lecture 6

Lecture 6 – Forensic Science In Canada Today

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Western University
Anthropology 2235A/B
Eldon Molto

Lecture 6Death Investigation in CanadaInvestigation systems o 2 types of systemsMedical examiner AB MB NS NFCoroner rest of the provinces o Investigate sudden and unexpected deaths in Canada is a provincial responsibilityo Death certification and registration are provincial concerns Vital Stats Act to obtain on death and issue a death certificate o Death certified by attending physician or coroner o Medical cause of death often incorrect 20Often list mode of death without listing the cause of death o Usually forensic pathologists who make the judgment on cause of death manner of death is different o In 5 of coroners autopsies there is no cause of death found o Physicians should know the provisions and requirements of the acts in the various jurisdictions to avoid problems o To avoid legal hassles all deaths should be reported to the coroners o Coroners and medical examiners responsible for indentifyingCause of deathUnderlying biological reaso
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