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Advanced Techniques for Unresolved Death Investigations  

This course will provide you with innovative techniques that could lead to the resolution of unresolved death cases.

The course is divided into three parts. The main feature of the first segment will be an in-depth study of the "differential diagnosis of death" (D.D.D.), with heavy emphasis on the latest scientific techniques available to the homicide investigator.

The second segment will be a teaching forum for case presentation. You are encouraged to bring one uncleared death case for presentation to fellow officers and to a panel of experts in the fields of criminal profiling, major case management, crime scene and injury reconstruction, criminalistic, medicolegal autopsies and interrogation.

The final segment will be an expanded study of psychological profiling, with the presentation of actual solved cases for you to evaluate and classify. The extent of this segment will depend on time allocated to the unresolved cases in the second segment.

Topics Include

  • Cold case squad philosophy
  • Cold case selection criteria
  • Determination of time, manner and cause of death through the examination of the crime scene
  • New forensic techniques available to the investigator
  • Sexual homicides
  • Psychological profiling and evaluation of the crime scene (expanded)
  • Presentation of unresolved cases


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


You must be a sworn law enforcement officer.

What to Bring

You are encouraged to bring one uncleared death case, including photos, PowerPoint presentations, DVDs or VHS tapes.


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