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Census of Medical Examiners' and Coroners' Offices (MECO) Series

The Census of medical Examiners' and Coroners' Offices (MECO) is a compilation of data on the practices of these offices, which are responsible for medical-legal death investigations. The data cover information such as the prevalence of unidentified human remains on record in medical examiners' and coroners' offices across the country, record-keeping practices, and final disposition practices such as burial, cremation, or other means. In addition, data are included regarding FTE employees, contractors, and annual budgets.

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Hickman, Matthew J.,  Hughes, Kristen A.,  Strom, Kevin J.,  Ropero-Miller, Jeri D. Medical Examiners and Coroners' Offices, 2004. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report. NCJ 216756, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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