Underwater Investigation Course

Discover the myths associated with underwater crime scene recovery operations.

May 21 - 25, 2012 • Chaminade University • Honolulu

Learn and practice the scientific protocol that can and should be applied to “underwater crime scenes.” Methods and techniques to locate, recover and handle submerged evidence will be covered, along with the handling of firearms, bodies and vehicles to prevent contamination or loss of forensic evidence.

Ronald Becker, J.D.
Director, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Chaminade University Former Director, Southwest Texas State Underwater Institute Author, Underwater Forensic Investigation

Lt. Lynn Dixon
Commander, Texas Department of Public Safety Dive Team

Tuition: $1200 (3 credits)
Housing: $300 (six nights on-campus, shared dorm suite)

Online registration begins Feb. 1, 2012
Phone: 808-440-4267

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