Death Investigation

FSA110 - 40.00 Hours

Description

Death InvestigationFrom the moment a human body is discovered, there are many potential causes, factors, and circumstances that must be considered in completing a thorough criminal investigation and potential prosecution. This course addresses the procedures for conducting investigations of various types of human death and the investigator’s role throughout the investigative process.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Death Investigation Course #40059.

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.

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

Death InvestigationFrom the moment a human body is discovered, there are many potential causes, factors, and circumstances that must be considered in completing a thorough criminal investigation and potential prosecution. This course addresses the procedures for conducting investigations of various types of human death and the investigator’s role throughout the investigative process.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Death Investigation Course #40059.

Prerequisites

  • Licensed or certified peace officer with a current commission employed by or attached to a law enforcement/investigative agency

  • Civilian employed by a law enforcement/investigative agency conducting investigative tasks or duties

Course Completion Requirements


Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion.  During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit. 


Topics

Autopsy, laboratory, and specialist capabilities +Body of evidence +Child death +Death investigation procedures +Decedents in a hospital setting +Investigating specific types of death +Medical examiner and coroner systems +Stress +Stress management +Time of death estimation and post-mortem processes +Types of trauma

Suggested Audience

  • Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel assigned to investigative tasks and duties such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators, patrol officers and corrections officers

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)

Contact Information

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

Related Courses

FSA103+FSA108+FSA109+FSA101Bloodstain Pattern Analysis+Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes+Skeletal Death Investigation+Forensic Photography IBloodstain Pattern Analysis+Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes+Skeletal Death Investigation+Forensic Photography IBloodstain Pattern Analysis+Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes+Skeletal Death Investigation+Forensic Photography I

Policies

TEEX Policies

Payment Information

© Copyright 2019 Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
A member of the Texas A&M University System
Ver.1.2015.0204