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dead on arrival

Street name, slang, or code word for heroin... Read More

Death Certificate

A formal vital statistics document certifying the identification, cause and manner of death of a particular individual; required information for the death certificate may vary by state... Read More

Death Investigation Data Management System

A database system used by local authorities to document daily caseload and gather key information to facilitate compiling an accurate list of missing persons thereby enhancing missing persons` investigation efforts during and after disaster events... Read More

death row

Death row refers to incarcerated persons who have been sentenced to death and are awaiting execution (as in "inmates on death row")... Read More

death scene

The site where a person has died; the term may also refer to the location where the decedent was found... Read More

Death Valley

Street name, slang, or code word for cocaine... Read More


Street, slang, or code word for amphetamine... Read More


Street name, slang, or code word for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)... Read More

decision analysis

An approach to decision-making that involves modelling the sequences or pathways of multiple possible strategies to determine which strategy is optimal... Read More

declaratory judgment

A judge's statement about someone's rights... Read More

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