Forensic Entomology

FSA102 - 40.00 Hours

Description

Forensic Entomology PictureForensic evidence of a crime scene can include the collection and preservation of entomological evidence resulting from the insect colonization of victims. Participants will learn to apply principles of forensic entomology to questions concerning victim transport, toxicology, and approximate time of death. Course instruction is through lecture, laboratory exercises, and field application.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Entomology Course #40061.

Price shown is for commissioned Texas peace officers or non-commissioned personnel employed by a Texas law enforcement agency. Additional fees will apply for out of state and others.

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or law@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

Forensic Entomology PictureForensic evidence of a crime scene can include the collection and preservation of entomological evidence resulting from the insect colonization of victims. Participants will learn to apply principles of forensic entomology to questions concerning victim transport, toxicology, and approximate time of death. Course instruction is through lecture, laboratory exercises, and field application.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Forensic Entomology Course #40061.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion 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 both indoor and outdoor crime scene investigations

Topics

Chain of custody and shipping issues +Collecting and preserving entomological evidence +Collecting specimens from human remains +Environmental factors affecting decomposition by insects +Environments in which bodies decompose +Insects of forensic importance +Law enforcement application of forensic entomology +Preserving collected specimens +Rearing specimens collected from human remains

Suggested Audience

  • Law Enforcement and non-commissioned personnel assigned to crime scene investigation

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

    Other Information

    • Participants should expect to work with insects, conduct close up examinations of simulated deceased victims (swine carcasses) and survey multiple scenario scene sites for other notable evidence during the class.
    • If paying by purchase order or check please fill out the required registration form and send to law@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788.

    Contact Information

    Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
    Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433

    Resources

    Payment Options
    • Credit Card - Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
    • Purchase Order - Complete registration form and send to law@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788
    • Check - Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX - LAW, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

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