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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Recovering Latent Fingerprints from Cadavers

IN A HOMICIDE CASE, the recovery of latent impressions from a body is just one more step that should be taken in the process of completing a thorough search. This article is directed at crime-scene technicians and the supervisors who support and direct evidence-recovery operations both in the field and in the controlled settings of the medical examiner’s office or the morgue under the coroner’s direction.