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Skeletal Death Investigation

FSA109  - 40.00 Hours

Schedule

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5/11/15 5/15/15 San Marcos, TX USA LS FSA109 5 enroll  

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start,
please contact the division at (800) 423-8433 or publicsafety@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Description

Skeletal Death InvestigationClandestine burial sites and scattered human remains pose serious issues for criminal investigators. This course is designed for those responsible for death investigations, including cold case death investigations dealing with skeletal remains. Participants will be introduced to the field of forensic anthropology and receive instruction in the recovery and analysis of human remains. Course instruction is through lecture, case review, and field application.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Skeletal Death Investigation Course #40060.

Prerequisite

There are no prerequisites for this class

Topics

  • Basics of forensic anthropology
  • Biological profile
  • Decomposition and taphonomy
  • Human osteology
  • Photography and mapping
  • Recovery of scattered surface and buried remains
  • Site identification

Audience

  • Law enforcement investigators and non-commissioned personnel assigned to crime scene investigation and reconstruction

Requirements

  • Must be licensed or certified peace officers with a current commission or non-commissioned personnel assigned to investigate/process crime scenes

Recommended

  • Participants will be required to conduct field exercises throughout the week and should dress appropriately for outdoor field work

Education Credits

40.00 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

40.00 International Association of Identification (IAI)

4.00 CEU

Contact Information

Law Enforcement

Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433 | Fax: (979) 862-2788
publicsafety@teex.tamu.edu

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