DISPOSITION OF HUMAN REMAINS: A LEGAL RESEARCH GUIDE
Item #: 1002695
Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc./Bflo; 2015.
Series: LEGAL RESEARCH GUIDES
Subjects: LEGAL EDUCATION, HEALTH & SAFETY
This guide covers the body of laws governing the status, treatment, and disposition of human remains in the United States. Disputes over human remains-both before and after final disposition-arise quite frequently, and the emotional and psychological stakes of the outcome are high. This area of law is essentially defined by state common and statutory law; there is little federal law. There has been little uniform law activity in this area, so although common law doctrines are fairly consistent from state to state, statutory laws vary widely. The book provides a framework for conceptualizing the law of the disposition of human remains and identifies the major relevant primary and secondary sources in order to assist and advance legal research in that area. It contains an orientation and summary of the topic, gives a list of the relevant titles and chapters of each state's code, identifies the leading common law cases, and includes categorized lists of secondary sources on general and specific topics related to the disposition of human remains.
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