Attendees will become
familiar with the indicators of suspicious death and learn just how
equivocal the death scene can be. They will also become confident in
assessing the crime scene and determining what type of action should be
taken through the prioritization of viable leads.
The course is designed to enable the investigator to immediately interpret what he or she sees, the moment they walk onto the crime scene, and to derive from that knowledge an analytical approach to the investigation. All areas of the investigative process crucial to the successful conclusion of the case will be examined and discussed thoroughly.
real-life examples will help the investigator become acquainted with
forensic concepts not familiar to the beginner, such as lividity, rigor
mortis, algor mortis, decomposition, ante mortem and postmortem trauma,
etc. There is a heavy emphasis on wound recognition, modes of death, and
what to look for at the autopsy.
Training Audience and Format
This course is intended for detectives newly-assigned to homicide duties, experienced death investigators seeking alternate perspectives, or detectives and uniform personnel desirous of entering the field of death investigations. Crime scene technicians, medical examiner/coroner investigators, supervisors, military investigators, criminal analysts, and prosecuting attorneys would also benefit from the training.
The course is designed in 3 day sessions. Instruction is provided through the use of a PowerPoint presentation that makes liberal use of authentic crime scene photographs. This insures that the topics discussed are portrayed as realistically as possible. Numerous handouts and videos are used as instructional aids.
Daily content and course schedule:
Students should be
forewarned that the content of this course contains numerous death scene
photographs that are highly graphic and intense. Due to the sensitive
nature of this material, attendance is restricted to sworn law
enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal
This course is recognized by various POST / POSTC organizations including: South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Wisconsin, North Dakota, Illinois, Florida, Missouri, Virginia, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Minnesota, Delaware, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kansas, Arkansas, Idaho, and Utah. IF YOUR STATE IS NOT LISTED CERTIFICATION IS EASILY GRANTED AND MAY ONLY REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF THE COURSE LESSON PLAN.
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TO SIGN UP FOR THIS COURSE GO TO: www.HomicideTraining.com
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