From 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.
- 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
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.
in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive
TopicsAutopsy, 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
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 CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)