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 online 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 the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Death Investigation Course #40059.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- The mandatory completion/duration period for this eCourse is 90 days from the registration date. Participants will have three attempts to pass the final examination.
- To complete this course you are required to have a computer with internet access.
- Broadband internet connection
- Current browser
- Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 30 or higher, Google Chrome 37 or higher
- Alternatives: Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Safari 7 or higher
- Apple Quicktime Player 10 or higher
- Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher
- Adobe Flash 11 or higher
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 crime scene investigation and death investigation
Continuing Education & Professional Credits1 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA)+Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET)+Texas Education Agency (TEA)