Census of Medical Examiners' and Coroners' Offices, 2004 (ICPSR 20342)

Published: Apr 19, 2011 View help for published

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20342.v3

Version V3

MECO, 2004

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 were gathered on FTE employees, contractors, and annual budgets.

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Offices, 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20342.v3

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

A downloadable version of data for this study is available however, certain identifying information in the downloadable version may have been masked or edited to protect respondent privacy. Additional data not included in the downloadable version are available in a restricted version of this data collection. For more information about the differences between the downloadable data and the restricted data for this study, please refer to the codebook notes section of the PDF codebook. Users interested in obtaining restricted data must complete and sign a Restricted Data Use Agreement, describe the research project and data protection plan, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2004
2005-10 -- 2006-08

A new variable was added to the data set that contains the names of the offices. The data set will now be a restricted use study, with a public version having the office names blanked for confidentiality.

Medical Examiners' and Coroners' offices in the United States

census/enumeration data

2007-07-26

2011-04-19

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of Medical Examiners' and Coroners' Offices, 2004. ICPSR20342-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-14. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20342.v3

2011-04-19 Minor edit made to documentation.

2011-04-14 This update contains a restricted use dataset that has the office names included in a new variable. The public use version contains this variable, but the office names have been removed for confidentiality

2010-11-22 The initial release contained truncated data. This update includes the full data set.

2007-07-26 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • One or more files in this data collection have special restrictions. Restricted data files are not available for direct download from the website; click on the Restricted Data button to learn more.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.