Seminars in Law Enforcement

Autoerotic Fatalities and Death Notification — Practical Guidelines

Autoerotic fatalities are deaths that occur during sexual activity when an action, chemical, device or prop that is being employed to enhance physical or psychological stimulation causes death. These deaths might be accidental, natural or homicidal, and they occur in connection with consensual acts, criminal sexual assaults or autoerotic acts. This course is designed to give the patrol officer and investigator the basic knowledge of recognizing a death due to autoerotic activity vs. suicide. The course covers the psychology of autoerotic activity, who is most susceptible, what the scene looks like and interviewing family members. Properly interpreting these scenes is critical.

Notifying someone that a friend or loved one has died can be traumatic for both the recipient of the news, as well as the professional delivering it. The moment the family member is told will stand out in their memory for a lifetime. It is extremely important that the professional delivering the debilitating news does it right, not only for the well-being of the grieving family but also for the PR results that could occur if we do it wrong. This course covers the techniques of best practice, interpersonal human relationships and the legal aspects of the notification.

Seminar details

Each time this seminar is offered, details such as dates, time, location, registration fees, continuing education units (CEUs) offered and relevant instructor information will be available on the registration form found in the calendar.


115 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Missouri 65211
Telephone 573-882-6021 or 800-825-6505
Fax 573-884-5693 | leti.missouri.edu/seminars.aspx

Seminars

2017
2018