This training introduces the student to various scientific disciplines that may be involved in an investigation of death. The course is divided into two distinct sections. First, it covers the most common scientific disciplines both in forensics and non-forensic environments. The sciences are explained and how they fit into a death investigation.  The second section details scientific testing conducted in a crime lab. This course also explains when the term forensics come into play and why that is important.


 

This course is approved for 1.5 hour continuing education credits by Missouri POST, and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) 


Who Should Take This Course

  • Law Enforcement Patrol Officers/ Supervisors
  • Detectives and Investigators
  • Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Coroners
  • Interested Students

Course Summary

This 1.5-hour training introduces the student to various scientific disciplines that may be involved in an investigation of death. The course is divided into two distinct sections. First, it covers the most common scientific disciplines both in forensics and non-forensic environments. The sciences are explained and how they fit into a death investigation.  The second section details scientific testing conducted in a crime lab. This course also explains when the term forensics come into play and why that is important.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be better able to 

1. List the 8  most common forensic science specialists used in death investigations.

2. List the 6 most common crime lab specialties used in death investigations

3.Define when the term forensic is applied to science

This is an online video training and is designed to be interactive with students by random quizzes and a final exam. Student login and time are tracked per student to verify the time spent in the course if needed.   Testing cannot be done until the videos are watched.  Many of the videos have a unique symbol or picture that will appear prominently in the video and is part of the test questions, this will ensure the video has been watched. Certificates will only be available for print after the successful completion of the course material.

Each certificate will indicate that it was an online training and will note the approval control number and the CLEE hours given.