A death notification must be made before the media is notified that a death has occurred. For example, suppose there was an automobile accident; the victim was taken to the hospital, and on the way to the hospital, the victim dies. No one in the media is notified about the condition of the victim until a death notification has been made to the immediate family.

Using the library, Internet, or any other available materials, discuss the process of a death notification.
Give a rationale for why the immediate family is notified before the media.
Is a death notification for a police officer different than it is for a civilian? Do you agree or disagree that this should be the case?

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Page (2008) confirms that death notification is one of the toughest duties of a law enforcement officer and the least desirable one. Despite its complexity, it is a duty that they are least trained for, according to Miller (2007). There are general principles that must be observed during a death notification by a police...

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