Death investigation has evolved greatly in the years since the 1999 release of Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator. This revised and updated edi- tion is the result of a collab- orative effort to present the most up-to-date information about the issues confronting death investigators today. The death investigator is the eyes and ears of the forensic pathologist at the scene. It is hoped that these guidelines, reflecting the best practices of the forensic community, will serve as a national standard.

Let me tell you a bit about it and what you can expect from this book. Through out my career I have found that a book on autoerotic death can be full of tedious information, almost like a textbook or lack any real substance. This work is comprised of real information investigators can use to interpret a scene of a suspected autoerotic death. Full of information needed, yet purposefully lacking long explanations of research and controlled studies.

This book is designed to be used in conjunction with the Investigating Suicide and Self Harm Death course through the Death Investigation Training Academy. This publication can be used as a stand alone reference, however this is not an all inclusive work on this topic.