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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Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.

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