Seminars in Law Enforcement

Death Investigation

A guide for investigators

Whether you’re an investigator or first responder, this death investigation class will give you the basic knowledge to investigate any death you respond to. We will discuss a variety of different types of deaths that you might encounter during your career. You will be taught a systematic process for handling and investigating the scene of the death. 

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Investigative techniques for all deaths.
  • How to determine the time of death.
  • The stages of body decomposition.
  • How to determine the causation of injuries.

Classification of deaths we will discuss include:

  • Asphyxia
  • Drowning
  • Blunt and sharp force trauma
  • Firearm deaths
  • Natural causes
  • Drug- and alcohol-related deaths
  • Suicide and unusual occurrences
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
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