Death Investigation I

Hours: 24
Tuition: $295

Program Information:

Law enforcement personnel, coroners or medical examiners who have responsibilities as they relate to death investigations, crime scene evidence identification, collection and preservation benefit from this course. Participants learn how to manage a death investigation scene and apply forensic principles when processing or directing the physical processing of a crime scene. Instruction includes the FBI Evidence Response Team's 12-step protocol, documentation methods, presumptive blood and blood stain evidence interpretation, crime scene narrative descriptions and administrative documentation.

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


Topics Include:

• Fingerprint recovery operations on the body and trace evidence
• Forensic light sources in DNA recovery
• Crime scene bullet trajectory
• Management of a death investigation from the perspective of an evidence technician
• Forensic autopsy

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.
Scientific calculator
Metric Clear Plastic Ruler
Magnifier
Evidence Processing Kit

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Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) at College of DuPage

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