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Death Investigation Symposium Southern California 2017

Information for Upcoming Death Investigation Symposium. Starts October 2017

This is a 4 day, 32 hour training module PLUS an online training module, which is included in the training fee. Once you've completed this training module, you will have access to the online course, Postmortem Injuries from Animals.

Training takes place in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

The symposium will introduce you to the modes and manner of death, the investigative aspects of the death scene, the laws governing the coroner's office and responsibilities, education requirements for investigators, specialized training, and what role forensic evidence plays in these events.

The Death Investigation Symposium is designed to provide students with an overview of the procedures of the Coroner’s Office in determining cause and manner of death. Students will study the techniques utilized in modern death investigations and become aware of the legal issues surrounding these activities. Laws governing the Coroner's Office, specific and general duties associated with death investigators, case management, scene processing, and modes of death will be discussed.

Other topics discussed include manner, cause and mechanism of death, gunshot wounds, motor vehicular deaths, and blunt force trauma.

Limited seating. Please register early.

There are 4 (four) 8 hour training days included in this module:

Saturday October 7, 2017

Saturday October 28, 2017

Saturday November 11, 2017

Saturday November 25, 2017

The course includes graphic scenes some may find disturbing.

Course instructor has over 10 years experience and currently works as an Coroner Investigator.

Each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

Although not required, previous training in forensic science or criminal justice is recommended.

Event takes place in Southern California.

Register for this event here.


The online course, Postmortem Injuries from Animals, is included in the registration fee of this training academy. You may find more information about the online course here


Your Instructor


Terri Armenta/Forensic Training
Terri Armenta/Forensic Training

Terri has been teaching forensic science and criminal justice courses for over 15 years. Her education and experience includes business management, science, law enforcement, and forensics. She has a MS in Forensic Science (emphasis in Investigations) and loves to teach and educate others in forensic science and criminal justice topics and techniques. She is the founder of Forensic Training Unlimited LLC (FTU), which is located in Southern California. FTU offers hands-on training, workshops, seminars, and online training courses.

She has several POST certificates, has trained with Los Angeles County Coroner, Orange County (CA) Sheriff Department, and holds professional memberships in Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers, International Association for Identification, Latino Peace Officers Association, and the California State Division of the International Association of Identification.

She has presented at the International Association for Identification, served as a guest lecturer in forensic and criminal justice topics, and as an Adjunct Instructor at several colleges.

Terri, who holds teaching credentials, is passionate about bringing students closer to their forensic career goals.

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Class Curriculum


  Death Investigation Academy
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  Death Notifications
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