SWGMDI Standards/Guidelines/Best Practices
The following have undergone successful endorsement set out by our bylaws which include a public review and comment period and 2/3 majority vote by SWGMDI board.
To view the public comments reports of the following, please go to the Public Comment and review: Closed Page
1. Guidelines for Media Relations: Dissemination of Public Information in Medicolegal Death Investigations
Published March 8, 2012
2. Guidelines for Communication with Next of Kin during Medicolegal Death Investigations
Published June 13, 2012
Additionally, the following external documents have been endorsed by SWGMDI with a 2/3 majority vote. they did not undergo a public review and comment period.
1. SWGMDI endorses the National Institute of Justice publications entitled: “Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator” (1999), and “Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator: Technical Update” (2011) as standards.
Published March 20, 2013