Event Phone: 205-759-3000
- November 2, 2020 - November 6, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This comprehensive 40-hour course is designed for crime scene investigators, detectives, crime laboratory analysts and others in the field of forensic science that need the basic training and techniques for the buried body or surface skeleton crime scene examination and recovery. This course will assist you in connecting all of the forensic pieces for the purpose of crime scene reconstruction. Mock scenes for this course are designed to assist the student in the importance of scene documentation, and to obtain the maximum and correct information for the ultimate crime scene reconstruction of both surface skeleton cases and more complex buried human cases. Attendees will be assigned to a crime scene team and will be responsible for the entire scene investigation and a presentation of their findings on the final class day. The teams will be graded on the amount of physical evidence (clues) that they recover from their scenes. The attendees will have a working knowledge of the techniques required to examine a surface skeleton and a buried body crime scene to include protocols, potential physical evidence awareness, equipment needs, bone identification and inventory, preservation of human remains procedures, search and documentation techniques, and courtroom case presentation experience.
Please note that expensive composite skeletons will be buried for the mock scene sites.
❖ Planning and management for grave sites
❖ Scene security and search techniques
❖ Excavation techniques: collection, and preservation of remains
❖ Victim(s) Identification: race, stature, age, sex
❖ Time of death estimation and cause of death determination
❖ Crime scene documentation: Photography and Video
❖ Note taking, report writing, and expert testimony
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS:
Very casual attire, work shoes or boots suitable for working outside in the field. Outdoor work gloves and knee pads will be provided in class. A digital camera with macro capabilities is preferred. A laptop computer for your courtroom presentations would be highly recommended but is not required.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This is a hands-on course that is specifically designed for crime scene officers with or without experience. This course is taught in a manner in which the crime scene officer can easily understand