Training Goals and Objectives
Correctly processing the crime scene is absolutely essential to any Homicide investigation. The techniques used in handling a Homicide Scene are applicable to all crime scenes. The complexities of Homicide cases ensures that those completing this course will be skilled in the management of any type of crime scene.
This 3-day course is designed to provide the novice homicide detective, and crime scene investigators with guidelines for processing homicide crime scenes. Included in this course, will be the management of victims, suspects, and motor vehicles associated with an investigation. This class is tailored to provide the investigator with a fundamental, yet necessary understanding of crime scene processing concepts, theories, protocols, and techniques. Training will also include tips on systematic and organized processing methodology that will ensure that all tasks and goals of scene processing are achieved.
Topics Include, but not limited to:
Training Audience, Format and Content
This course is intended for crime scene investigators newly-assigned to homicide duties; however, since the forensic techniques covered will apply to the processing of all crime scenes (including suicides, shootings, stabbings, batteries, assaults, robberies, burglaries, etc.) all Crime Scene Technicians and investigators will benefit from this training.
Instruction is provided through lecture, hand-outs, discussion, power point, and case studies. To conclude, the student will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned to a crime scene scenario and group exercise.
Although not designed to be a practical course, it will enable students to demonstrate what they have learned through an interactive/joint crime scene exercise. Attendees do not need to bring any equipment other than writing tools and note paper.
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 justice system.