Chapter 2: Coronial jurisdictions
Freckelton and Ranson have warned that evaluation of death investigation systems in different jurisdictions in order to identify a model system, may be difficult because of variations in organisational structures and professional bases across jurisdictions. This chapter does not attempt to repeat Freckelton and Ranson’s detailed discussion of Coroner’s Courts around the world. Rather, this chapter summarises the coronial systems in Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States in order to provide an international legal context for this book’s analysis of recommendations.
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