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A magazine focused on the death investigation community. Dedicated to improving skills and enriching lives of investigators.
102 backers pledged $5,695 to help bring this project to life.

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Death investigators make up a wide range of professions; coroners, medical examiners, police, pathologist, pathology assistants, forensic nurses, private investigators, and many, many more.

A lot of magazines are distributed every month directed at law enforcement in general. Lacking in the industry are publications focusing on the jobs and lives of those professionals working in the death investigation field; and of those that do exist, are tied to membership in an association. This leaves out those professionals who either wish not to be a member of a particular association or do not qualify for membership.  

We surveyed hundreds of professionals working in various disciplines of the death investigation community. We asked a simple question, "what is your biggest obstacle in obtaining quality training in death investigation?" The answers were overwhelmingly the same, "not enough training options, limited specialized training in death investigation v. general criminal investigations, cost of training is too expensive, and limited training in my region or state."  

To answer this call for investigators we created a podcast 3 years ago called Coroner Talk™, a weekly training show dedicated to bringing quality training to investigators of all death-related disciplines. The podcast has been heard over 300,000 times in over 150 Countries around the world.  

Whereas this does fill a role, a gap still exists. The Death Investigator Magazine will help to further fill this gap by providing in-depth articles and printable material that will not only support the investigator's job duties but will enrich their lives by dealing with such topics as work/family balance, PTSD, finance, substance abuse, and much more.  

A magazine focused on the death investigation community. Dedicated to improving skills and enriching lives of the investigators and their families.  

This online publication will offer, embedded videos, live links to further resources, and collaboration links to support training; all a click away right from the page or article.  

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges of this project are limited. To ensure this publication goes forward and remains an active publication, we have assembled a team to work on and produce the publication. An experienced senior editor has joined the team as well as professionals in the industry from around the world who have agreed to be regular contributors to the magazine.

Once the necessary funding is reached to launch the project, advertisers will maintain the finances needed to continue. Since this is an online publication, ongoing production costs are limited compared to traditional print publications.

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    Early Supporter

    As an early supporter of the magazine, you are among a select few people to get the first year at this rate.

    Subscription to the first year of Death Investigator Magazine. Digital issues are released every month, 12 issues each year.

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    Subscriber Level

    Subscription to the first year of Death Investigator Magazine. Digital issues are released every month, 12 issues each year.

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    Founding Member

    Subscription to the first year of Death Investigator Magazine. Digital issues are released every month, 12 issues each year.

    In addition, you will be listed in the first issue as a contributing founding member.

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    Investigator Level

    Subscription to the first year of Death Investigator Magazine. Digital issues are released every month, 12 issues each year.

    In addition, you will be listed in the first issue as a contributing founding member.

    As an additional reward you will receive a digital copy of the investigation books:

    -Investigating Autoerotic Fatalities
    -Investigating Suicide and Self-Harm Death
    -Interviews and Interrogations

    This reward level will also include your choice of one individual online course offered by the Death Investigation Academy (this excludes the full master course)

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    Professional Level

    This level will receive all rewards and subscription listed in lessor rewards along with a 30 minute phone call with Darren to discuss the topic of your choice. Topics to include case review, career path advice, interview, or just to get to know Darren

    Also- At your choice we will dedicate a page of the first issue to you and your career and accomplishments.

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    Along with all other rewards and subscription noted in lessor reward levels. Advertiser levels contributors will receive:

    -Full podcast feature episode
    -One year banner ad on magazine home page
    -Full year (12 issues) ½ page ad in magazine
    -Cover story and feature in one magazine issue

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