Death Investigation

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

Course syllabus:

  1. Autopsy, laboratory, and specialist capabilities

  2. Body of evidence

  3. Child death

  4. Death investigation procedures

  5. Decedents in a hospital setting

  6. Investigating specific types of death

  7. Medical examiner and coroner systems

  8. Stress

  9. Stress management

  10. Time of death estimation and post-mortem processes

  11. Types of trauma