Death Investigation Courses Online

Two NIJ-sponsored courses are now available on demand from RTI International...

Investigating Sudden Deaths: Cause of Death Scenarios That Mimic One Another
Course Description: This presentation discusses causes of sudden deaths that mimic one another. The course begins with a definition of sudden, unexpected death. This course will then review the most common causes of sudden, unexpected death. The course will conclude with an in depth discussion on natural diseases that may mimic a traumatic death and non-natural diseases that may mimic a natural death.

Death Investigation in the Elderly
Course Description: This presentation discusses the rate of elderly abuse and the characteristics of normal and abnormal physiological changes of aging, including dementia. In addition, this course will review the risk factors for elderly abuse and the appropriate course of action for different types of abuse. The course will conclude with an in depth discussion on the requirements for different types of elder care facilities and the stakeholders, and the differences between appropriate and inappropriate care for the elderly.

Free registration is required to access both courses.

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New Books

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Most forensic disciplines attempt to determine the “who” of a crime. But bloodstain pattern analysis focuses on the “what happened” part of a crime. This book is the third edition of Blood-stain Pattern Analysis. The authors explore the topic in depth, explaining what it is, how it is used, and the practical methodologies that are employed to achieve defensible results. It offers practical, common-sense advice and tips for both novices and professionals.