Course Schedule

This page lists all the courses currently on the training schedule and those open to new registration. If you do not see what you are looking for please contact us about tailoring a program for your agency

2019

JANUARY

Date:  Jan 19, 2019

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $795

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This training is a live online classroom training. Register, login, and get trained!

January 18th  Cost $27

ABMDI Credits will be granted

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Course Summary

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 may be accidental, natural or homicidal and occur in connection with consensual acts, criminal sexual assaults, or autoerotic acts.

This 2-hour virtual classroom course is designed to give the patrol officer and investigator the basic knowledge of recognizing a death due to autoerotic activity v. suicide. The course covers the psychology of autoerotic activity, who is most susceptible, what the scene looks like, and interviewing family members. The program is comprised of real information investigators can use to interpret a scene of a suspected autoerotic death. Full of information needed, yet purposefully lacking long explanations of research and controlled studies.

You will find careful descriptions to help determine what these deaths are — and what they are not. The investigator will be equipped with the necessary skills to properly investigate this type of death.

Autoerotic death investigations are rare, and knowledge comes from two sources; experience and education. Where you may lack experience with actual scenes, knowledge can be gained through education and research. The intention through this course is to give the investigator, regardless of experience or education level, an overview of the tools needed to properly interpret these scenes.

Many of these deaths are misinterpreted every year because scene investigators are untrained and look only for signs of homicide or suicide. This combined with the untrue belief that this death is only a “male masturbation” issue, they never take into consideration the ruling of an autoerotic accident.

Course Goals

After completing this course students will be able to:

  • Describe what autoerotic fatalities are and what they are not.
  • Recognize significant scene features indicating a death of autoerotic means
  • Have a real-world understanding of the psychology of the victim
  • Recognize the six attributable factors of an autoerotic death
  • Recognize scene alteration attempts
  • Explain the process of using the investigative triangle approach to interpreting the scene
  • Properly structure and implement an investigation questionnaire.
  • How to obtain and use medical and psychological records in manner determination

Who Should Attend This Course

  • Law Enforcement Patrol Officer and Supervisors
  • Detectives and Investigators
  • Crime Scene Technicians
  • Coroners
  • Medical Examiner Investigators
  • EMS and First Responder Personnel

FAQ’s

Are ABMDI Credits Available

Yes. Students must stay for the entire training time to be granted credits. This is tracked on the platform via your login information and geolocation. Certificates will be sent to you after the training has ended, usually within 2-3 business days.

Webinar Streaming

This virtual classroom training will be hosted and streamed through the zoom.us platform. You will need to have the app downloaded to your smartphone, tablet, or computer prior to the start of the webinar.

Connection Information

You will receive connection information and URL links the morning of the event. If you have any other question you can contact the organizer.

Certificate

At the end of the training, each person registered will receive a certificate of attendance for this training.

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Date: March 1st, 2019

Length: 1 Day 

This 8-hour course will focus on two distinct areas of information gathering; eyewitness testimony and detecting deception. Taught by experienced instructors who are highly trained in this area of investigation.

Who Should Attend This Course:
  • Law Enforcement
  • C/ME Investigators
  • Private-Legal Investigators
  • Prosecuting Attorneys

Course Summary

Impact of Critical Incidents on Eye Witness Testimony

Officers face many challenges when investigating a critical incident. Those challenges include the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. Eyewitness testimony is a complex issue and its reliability is often questioned. It is important that an officer understands some of the elements that tend to affect the accuracy of such testimony and recognize some the factors that may distort a witness’ perception. This course examines the cause of faulty eyewitness testimony and equips the officer with the requisite knowledge to identify elements that affect the reliability of eyewitness testimony.

Detecting Deception

Investigators are tasked with eliciting pertinent information to provide to the decision makers regarding a specific incident. The success of an investigation depends on the investigator’s skill to elicit information and sort out the truth from the deception. While methods of detecting deception are not absolute, investigators who become skilled at identifying and analyzing deceptive behaviors are more apt to achieve success in gleaning truthful information from their interviews. This course examines methods of detecting deception and walks the participant through the steps that lead to the identification of deceptive statements.

Price: $97

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Date: March 18 – 21, 2019

Length: 4 Days

Description: This hybrid course is developed for the police detective, patrol officer, medicolegal and coroner investigator. Taught by skilled accredited instructors working the field of death investigation, this course will provide an intermediate level training of the skills required to properly work a death investigation. The format will develop confidence in the investigator and hone valuable skills. After completing this course the investigator will have the ability to better; understand the legal restriction of search and seizure, document a scene, locate and collect evidence, properly distinguish differing manners of death, better understand wound and injury interpretation, understand the dynamics of a child death, conduct witness interviews, and properly complete reports and prepare for courtroom testimony. Included in this course will be several post-mortem examination photographs and video segments – as well as injury, death, and homicide scenes through photos and video of actual cases. This course is very graphic and intense.

Price: $495

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Date:  March 9, 2019

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $795

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APRIL

Date: April 26, 2019

Length: 1 Day

Description: This 8-hour course is designed to educate officers and supervisors working in detention and confinement facilities, as well as city “lock-ups” about inmate related death. This could be the best 8 hours you and your officers have ever spent in training.Inmate death can result in civil and criminal liabilities for both the agency as well as the officer(s).

Areas covered will include prevention methods, warnings signs, policy development, investigative requirements, coroner and medical examiner involvement, civil liability exposure, family interaction, and much more.  

Price: $97

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MAY

Date: May 11, 2019

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $795

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JUNE

Date: June 10 – 13, 2019

Length: 4 Days

Description: 

The Surface Skeleton and Buried Body Recovery Short-Course is a 4 day, hands-on, course designed to orient detectives, crime scene investigators and medicolegal death investigators to the proper techniques for processing surface skeleton and buried body scenes. The course includes the following topics in a combined classroom instruction and actual buried and surface remain recovery exercise:

  • Forensic Anthropology in the Medicolegal System
  • Determination of Age-at-Death, Sex, Ancestry, and Stature
  • Assessment of Bony Trauma
  • Positive Identification of Unknown Human Remains
  • Period Since Death
  • Crime Scene Investigation on Unknown Human Remains
  • Techniques for the Proper Recovery of Scattered and Buried Human Remains
  • Determination of Human vs. Non-human Remains
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Art and Unknown Remains

Upon successful completion of this course, the attendee should be able to understand and implement the process of locating and documenting buried bodies and surface scattered human remains; think critically about the type of experts needed to provide analyses integral to case resolution; recommend personnel and equipment needs for exhumations and surface scatter scenes.

Course Accreditation

This course is approved for continuing education credits by the Missouri Department of Public safety POST commission as well as the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)

Price: $495

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JULY

Date: July 13, 2019

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $795

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AUGUST

SEPTEMEBER

Date: September 20, 2019 

Length: 1 Day

DESCRIPTION

This course is approved by Missouri POST and ABMDI. The course is written and instructed to national standards of scene management and death investigation.

Why Attend This Course

In nearly all instances, a law enforcement patrol officer will be the first enforcement unit on the scene of a death. In many jurisdictions, these same patrol officers are tasked with the responsibility of investigating these deaths, either through completion or until they recognize the need for more advanced assistance – if that assistance is even available.

In jurisdictions where criminal investigators and CSI personnel will be responding, it is still vital the patrol officer has an understanding of scene security and the process of investigation.

This course is specifically designed with the patrol officer, patrol supervisor, and detective in mind. The participant will be lead through the process of understanding a death scene from the moment they get assigned the call through the scene investigation process.

The course will focus on scene security, witness management, interpreting manners of death, evidence recognition and collection, scene documentation, wound identification and terminology, investigating infant and child death, signs of an altered scene, and preparing the final case summary and report. This course spends some time in the area of suicide investigation. Suicide is the 10th leading “cause” of death in the United States and the largest manner of death an officer will respond to. The officer is exposed to a variety of suicide and self-harm methods of death. Knowledge of some suicide methods could save the life of a responding officer.

This course qualifies for 8 – technical hours of Missouri POST accredited CEU training.

Who Should Attend This Course
  • Law Enforcement Patrol Officers
  • Law Enforcement Patrol Supervisors
  • Law Enforcement Investigators
  • New Detectives
  • Coroners
  • Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Private Legal Investigators
Course Objectives

After completing this course of instruction, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Recognize the steps required to properly secure a death scene
  • Manage witnesses and statements at the scene
  • Work with Coroners and investigators in determining cause and manner of death
  • Recognize various forms of suicide that might otherwise be misinterpreted
  • Locate and package various forms of evidence
  • Recognize the signs of an altered scene
  • Properly document a death scene
  • Complete a final case summary and report
  • Prepare and testify in court

Price: $97

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Date: Sept 14, 2019

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $795

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OCTOBER

Date: October 21 – 24, 2019

Length: 4 Days

Description: This hybrid course is developed for the police detective, patrol officer, medicolegal and coroner investigator. Taught by skilled accredited instructors working the field of death investigation, this course will provide an intermediate level training of the skills required to properly work a death investigation. The format will develop confidence in the investigator and hone valuable skills. After completing this course the investigator will have the ability to better; understand the legal restriction of search and seizure, document a scene, locate and collect evidence, properly distinguish differing manners of death, better understand wound and injury interpretation, understand the dynamics of a child death, conduct witness interviews, and properly complete reports and prepare for courtroom testimony. Included in this course will be several post-mortem examination photographs and video segments – as well as injury, death, and homicide scenes through photos and video of actual cases. This course is very graphic and intense.

Price: $495

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NOVEMBER

Date: Nov 1, 2019

Length: 6 Weeks

Description: Death Investigation Online Academy is designed for anyone investigating death. Coroners, Medical Examiner Investigators, Police, and Forensic students. This hybrid course looks at death investigation from a combined perspective of  law enforcement and medicolegal death investigations. Death Investigation Online Academy is a Nationally Approved online training designed to teach all aspects of death investigation and scene management. Unlike any other training today, this course offers a blended learning style combining online self-paced video training, along with opportunities of live interaction with instructors several times throughout the program.

Price: $795

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DECEMBER