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Seminars: Police MedicoLegal Investigation Of Death

 Dates: July 16 - 20, 2018
  December 3 - 7, 2018
  April 8 - 12, 2019
  July 15 - 19, 2019
  December 2 - 6, 2019


Tuition: $850
Seminar Registration Form
Completed registration forms must be received 10 business days prior to the starting date of the workshop.

Duration: 40 hours, 5-Day Course

This program is designed to teach new and experienced homicide investigators, criminal investigation managers, prosecutors, and medical examiners criteria about different types of sudden, unexpected, and violent deaths.  Natural, suicidal, homicidal, and accidental deaths that merit further investigation will be explored in detail.  Emphasizing and demonstrating the value of other agencies support, the course will show how to team with those involved in death investigations, as well as train in the legal aspects of preparing for and testifying in, cases involving death.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will have an increased understanding, knowledge about, and written information on:

  • All manner of violent death: blunt trauma, sharp force, cutting, stabbing, suffocation, explosion, fire, electrical, water related, mechanical asphyxia, poison, strangulation.
  • The N.I.J. National Guidelines for Death Investigation.
  • Postmortem changes and what they mean in determination of death.
  • Variations of firearm deaths and injuries; projectiles in flight; police shooting investigations.
  • Issues related to rape murders and sexual assault.
  • The role of alcohol and drugs and related.
  • Child abuse, fatal child maltreatment, crimes against children; elder abuse.
  • Effective use of the forensic anthropologist and odontologist (dentist).
  • Biological and biochemical terrorism.
  • DNA current updates; evaluating/collecting evidence for DNA use.
  • Recognize mistakes and how to avoid them; key evidence at scenes.
  • Roles of black magic, Palo Mayombe, Santeria, and Voodoo.
  • Management of mass disasters.
  • Examine legal concerns for effective prosecution.


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