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Homicide Investigation  

Whether you are the first responder or the lead investigator, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to thoroughly and professionally investigate any possible homicide situation.

We will show you the various types of homicides that you may encounter and common approaches to each. You will learn a systematic process for handling the crime scene, from the initial approach through scene documentation and evidence collection. And, you’ll see how the latest technology and forensic sciences can assist you in your investigation.

Beyond the crime scene, you’ll also learn about criminal profiling, interrogation techniques and how to handle the news media’s involvement.

Topics Include

  • Death scene preservation
  • Duties of the first officer on the scene
  • Investigative procedures at the death scene
  • Team approach to death investigations
  • Autoerotic death investigations
  • Causes and manner of death
  • Time of death determination
  • Criminal personality profiling
  • Organized vs. disorganized crime scenes
  • Death scene search techniques
  • Handling the news media in death investigations
  • Suicide investigations
  • Homicide interrogation techniques


Patrol officers, newly assigned and seasoned detectives, investigations supervisors, crime scene technicians, medical examiner and coroner investigators, military investigative personnel - Class is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers and those personnel assigned directly to law enforcement agencies.

Course Length

40 hours


For Florida Officers, this course will not qualify for Salary Incentive Credit for FDLE course "Injury and Death Investigation."


Homicide Investigation
    12/4/2017 - 12/8/2017 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $795.00
Class will be held at:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224