Interested in becoming a Coroner Investigator?
Interested in Forensic Pathology?
Need specialized training to help start your forensic career?
Wondering if you can 'handle' death scenes?
Take this course to expand your forensic knowledge and increase your investigative skills.
Death Investigation involves determining how and why a person died and being a forensic professional, you need to become aware of the many aspects of a death scene. Forensic evidence, history of decedent, how the body was found, and the scene itself, can help determine the events leading to a person's death. In addition, forensic professionals are expected to apply critical thinking when investigating unique scenes.
This webinar replay will focus upon Positional Asphyxiation--the asphyxia takes place in circumstances when the victim's body assumes an abnormal position compromising the process of respiration. The diagnosis is usually based on circumstantial evidence in conjunction with excluding other significant underlying causes of death and as a forensic professional you are a vital part of an investigative team, your investigative skills can provide valuable information.
This presentation--divided into two parts-- reviews the history and purpose the coroner/medical examiner system, medical terms and definitions, types of asphyxia, case studies, scene photos, and related evidence found on scene and at autopsy. The scene photos allows you to examine the scenes allowing you to follow the conclusions of the death scenes.
This benefits of taking this course includes:
reviewing scene photos to build upon your investigative skills
analyzing case studies to increase your understanding of positional asphyxation
understand the role of a coroner investigator in these types of scenes
become familiar with evidence that may be documented and collected
understand the difference between the coroner systems in the United States
become familiar with related terminology and definitions
This webinar is one of several in our Death Investigation Series and is designed for:
criminal justice students
individuals with a general interest in forensic science
crime scene investigators
law enforcement professionals
Interested in more? Visit The Forensic Science Academy homepage to learn more out our Death Training Symposium which is offered yearly in Southern California.
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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This course is in webinar format. It is a recording of one of our most popular forensic training sessions. You can stop the recording at any time and pick up where you left off.
The textbooks (ebooks) are a digital download. The pdf file will be emailed to you. You may use the ebooks as a resource for this and future courses.