Recently Published – “Decision-making in a death investigation: Emotions, families and the coroner”

                                 Brisbane on December 04, 2012.

CJRC Members Professor Belinda Carpenter and Dr Carol Quadrelli from the Faculty of Law, QUT, have recently co-authored an article with Associate Professor Gordon Tait (Faculty of Education, QUT) and Michael Barnes (Chief Coroner, NSW) titled “Decision-making in a death investigation: Emotions, families and the coroner”.

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Recently Published — “Suicide, statistics and the coroner: A comparative study of death investigations”

8018b6deac06f99a5548700ce4877253-bpfull   Brisbane on December 04, 2012.   

QUT’s Associate Professor Gordon Tait and Professor Belinda Carpenter have recently had their article “Suicide, statistics and the coroner: A comparative study of death investigations” published in the latest edition of the Journal of Sociology.  Read more

Police not prepared for death investigations

Brisbane on December 04, 2012.

New research from Professor Belinda Carpenter

Police are ill-equipped to investigate non-criminal deaths and face a challenge to avoid re-traumatising bereaved families as well as emotionally protecting themselves, according to QUT research.
Investigating death: the emotional and cultural challenges for police found it was usually junior officers sent to sudden death investigations and tasked with not only gathering evidence, but also comforting family members and explaining the coronial process.
The research has been published in Policing and Society.

“The vast majority of deaths are neither suspicious nor violent. For example, of the 28,563 recorded deaths in Queensland in 2011/12, 4,461 were reported to the coroner,” lead researcher Professor Belinda Carpenter, from QUT’s School of Justice, said.

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