Death Investigation and Scene Dynamics
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
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This two day 16-hour course walks an investigator and responding officer through the steps of proper arrival and securing of a death scene. Then proceeds to scene assessment, evidence interpretation and collection, as well as proper documentation of the scene and evidence. The course of instructions details several types of death investigation. A significant amount of time is spent on infant death, suicide and self-harm deaths, as well as scene interpretation and stagging.
At the conclusion of the course students will be better able to:
- Explain how time of death and manner of death is determined.
- Explain how evidence is used in death case.
- Explain the importance of an external body exam while on scene.
- Explain how victimology is critical in assessing cause and manner.
- Understand the obstacles in suicide and self-harm death investigations.
Explain the steps necessary for a proper infant death investigation