Psychological Autopsy: the Psychological Assessment of the Dead Individual’s Role in the Death
Keywords:Psychological autopsy, Equivocal death, and Investigations.
This article deals with the psychological assessment of equivocal death. As an investigator it is important to
possess the knowledge of the cause and manner of the circumstances surrounding any suspicious death. The
authors of this study have explored in detail the procedures involved in the equivocal death investigations
and protocols followed during the conduct of the interview by the investigators. However, the psychological
autopsy report has certain guidelines to be prepared and needs to be evaluated in-depth before any conclusions
is to be drawn. To be politically correct, this paper will leave no stone unturned in terms of psychological
assessment of the deceased role in the death.