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.

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

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

  • 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
  • Nurse employed by a medical facility tasked with conducting forensic examinations

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.

Recommended

Course Attire / PPE

  • Participants will be required to conduct field exercises throughout the week and should dress appropriately for both indoor and outdoor scene investigations
  • Comfortable closed toe footwear
  • Sun protection
  • Insect repellent

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 investigative tasks and duties such as crime scene investigators, detectives, medicolegal death investigators, patrol officers, corrections officers and forensic nurses

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

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

Other Information

Course Disclaimers

  • Participants should expect to work with live insects, conduct close up examinations of simulated deceased victims (swine carcasses) and survey multiple scenario scene sites for other notable evidence during the class

Contact Information

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

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FSA116+FSA101+FSA112Foundations of Forensic Photography+Forensic Photography I+Forensic Photography IIFoundations of Forensic Photography+Forensic Photography I+Forensic Photography IIFoundations of Forensic Photography+Forensic Photography I+Forensic Photography II

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