Biological evidence resulting from violent crime presents unique and challenging issues for crime scene investigators. This course provides participants with information, techniques, and methods for processing and documenting violent crime scenes. Participants will learn how to assess assaults, sexual crimes, and homicides, as well as the physical evidence from such scenes. Course instruction is through lecture, case review, and practical application.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Texas Forensic Science Academy Processing Evidence of Violent Crimes Course #40058.
- 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
Please fax proof of course completion to (979) 862-2788 or
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
at least two weeks prior to class start date. Participants will be
contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into course.
Course Completion Requirements
Student Must Provide
- Digital SLR camera
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
requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
To receive course and TCOLE credit, participants employed by
or attached to law enforcement/investigative agencies must attend the class in
Student May Bring
- Electronic flash
- Cable release
- Macro lens, diopters, or extension tubes
- Camera instruction manual
- Laptop computer and photo card reader (for photo review)
TopicsCollection and packaging of biological evidence +Collection of impression evidence +Collection of trace evidence +Crime scene documentation +Crime scenes and biological evidence +Processing firearms and ammunition for physical evidence +Processing items for biological evidence
Law enforcement and non-commissioned personnel assigned to
investigative tasks and duties such as crime scene investigators, fire investigators, detectives, medicolegal
death investigators and patrol officers
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+International Association of Identification (IAI)