TFS Academy

UPCOMING ONLINE COURSES

MEDICOLEGAL DEATH  INVESTIGATION      September 4th – October 15th

Instructor: Charlotte Carter, MSFS 

A review of medicolegal death investigation and its role in the justice system and public health. This class focuses on the importance of identification of the deceased and communication with next-of-kin. These goals are met by understanding field and morgue duties, relationships with law enforcement, hospitals, emergency services, organ procurement organizations, and funeral service providers. Also discussed are medical/anatomical terminology, common medicines, medical procedures (particularly emergency medical intervention), and taphonomy.

Course Learning Objectives

This class will provide you with the ability to:

  • Identify the types of deaths that require a medicolegal death investigation
  • Implement effective scene response to aid in the determination of cause and manner of death
  • Facilitate communication with outside agencies, witnesses, and next-of-kin
  • Identify and interpret common postmortem changes and medical intervention artifacts
  • Incorporate various specialists that can aid investigation including entomology, anthropology, and microbiology

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FORENSIC TAPHONOMY      Coming Soon!     

Instructor: David Carter, PhD 

This class focuses on the inevitability that all physical evidence will decompose to the greatest extent possible. Decomposition of human and other animal remains will be emphasized along with the factors that regulate decomposition. This class also reviews methods to measure decomposition to aid in the estimation of postmortem interval and location of clandestine graves. Also covered is the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration including entomology, anthropology, and microbiology.

Course Learning Objectives

This class will provide you with the ability to:

  • Identify and interpret processes of decomposition
  • Identify the variables that regulate decomposition
  • Use common and recently developed techniques in forensic taphonomy
  • Apply taphonomy to crime scene and medicolegal death investigation

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CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION       This course is available on Special Request 

Instructors: Carlos A. Gutierrez, M.S.

This basic-level online course is designed to encompass all basic aspects of crime scene investigation. This course is perfect for any law enforcement professional related and/or individuals who, due to his/her daily labor, can become first responders to crime scenes, such as security guards, police officers, forensic scientists, among others. This course carried out by subject matter experts, offers a step-by-step guideline for crime scenes approaching and processing.

Course Learning Objectives

This class will provide you with the ability to:

  • Approach a crime scene safely and methodically
  • Recognize, collect, and/or preserve different types of physical evidence
  • Document crime scenes completely and accurately
  • Understand the entire sequence of protocols involved in an investigation, from entry to the crime scene until the case is completed

TFS Academy

AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS

FORENSIC MICROANTHROPOLOGY

Instructor: Carlos A. Gutierrez, M.S

 

Workshop Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

Available Courses

Medicolegal Death Investigation

Version: Online, English
Registration: Open
Course Begins: September 4, 2017

This class focuses on the importance of identification of the deceased and communication with family members. These goals are met by understanding field and morgue duties, relationships with law enforcement, hospitals, emergency services, organ procurement organizations, and funeral service providers.