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Death Investigation II
Body Recovery Operations

Hours: 40
Tuition: $495

Program Information:
This 40 hour hands-on certification program is designed for law enforcement personnel, coroners or medical examiners who have responsibilities as they relate to death investigations, crime scene evidence identification, collection and preservation. Students participating in this program will learn through a combination of field exercises and classroom instruction. Practicals dealing with death scene recovery operations in both urban and rural environments will be covered. Specialists within the field of Odontology, Anthropology and other specialty areas will also provide relevant instruction.

Knowledge. Students attending this program should have attended SLEA’s Death Investigation I program or have a fundamental knowledge of Death Investigation/Evidence Collection Protocols.

Curriculum Foundation:
The course is built upon a curriculum in keeping with principles laid out by the International Association for Identification (IAI). Its structure will assist those students in obtaining the IAI Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) certification and will also provide the necessary foundation for SLEA’s advanced Crime Scene Technician/Investigator courses.

Topics include:

  • Management/Administration aspects pertaining to Recovery of Human
  • Remains and Artifacts.
  • Building of a Body Recovery Kits
  • Recognition of Human Artifacts
  • Search patterns for individual and mass crime and civilian disaster sites
  • Crime Scene Mapping and Sketching
  • Practical Body Recovery Operations
  • Processing of the Body, DNA Documentation and Collection
  • Medical Examiner and Coroners Perspectives
  • Crime Scene Photography for individual and mass death sites
  • Trace evidence collection

    Program Requirements:
    Students attending this program should have a fundamental understanding in the use of their departments’ digital or 35mm camera.

    Students must bring:
    A departmental camera, Tripod and independent flash.
    Foul Weather Gear and Evidence Technician Clothing
    Full Crime Scene Kits

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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