Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11-04:00
Seminar Title

5 Day Homicide and Death Investigation

Dates of Events

10/19/2020 through 10/23/2020

Last Updated: 09/24/2020
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $495
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Course Objectives
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Seminar Agenda
5 Day
Homicide and Death Investigations

Monday, October 19, 2020
8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m. Introduction
(With Breaks) Class Exercise-Homicide Case
Accidental Death
10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Three (3) Basic Steps of a Homicide
Court Decisions, Search & Seizure
Relative to Homicide Investigations

11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

12:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Second Phase of a Homicide
(With Breaks) Investigation
Detecting Phase “Follow-Up”
•Area Canvass
•Ethnic & Cultural Issues
Third Phase
•Case & Courtroom Presentation

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
8:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Cold Case Homicides
(With Breaks) 12 Steps to Re-opening & Managing
•Unresolved Cases
•Dealing with the Media
•Next of Kin Notification

11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

12:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Unique Death Investigations
(With Breaks) Autoerotic Deaths
•Accidental Deaths
•Unattended Natural Deaths
Death Involving Use of Force

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. An Overview of Violent Crime and Homicide in The United States
An Historical View of Homicide Rates
vs. Solvability Rates
9:30 am. - 12:00 p.m.
The Ten Steps for Managing a Major Case
(With Breaks) Investigation
The Components of the Investigative Team
Investigators—Specialized Skills
•Command Post Operations
Tips on Managing Multiple Investigative Teams
Team Briefings/Meetings

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Managing the Vast Amounts of Data and (With Breaks) Information Coming into the Investigation
Advanced Crime Scene-Thoughts on How to
Quickly Maximize Physical and Forensic Evidence
to Enhance the Progress of the Investigation
•Managing the Media
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Case Studies

Thursday, October 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Equivocal Deaths
Case Studies
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Role of Technology
Data Management/Analytics
•Advanced Cell Phone Analytics

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Advances in DNA
Science versus Research-An Overview of
Genealogy-Challenges and Opportunities
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sexually Motivated Child Abduction/Homicides
Stereotypical Child Abduction
•Technology Facilitated Abductions
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Types of Homicides

Friday, October 23, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Investigating Cases of Unidentified Human
(With Breaks) Remains
Resources to Make Identification
•Facial and Skull Reconstructions
-Where to start?
-Artifacts and Clothing
-Scars, Marks & Tattoos
-Enhancing Techniques
•Advanced Forensic Testing
-Pollen Testing and Analysis
-Chemical Isotope Analysis
•Engaging the Public
10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
No Body Homicide/Missing Person Investigations
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Special Search Considerations
•Search Plan Development
Victim Issues
•The Role of the Family Liaison
•Victim Family Members as Suspects
12:00 p.m. Certificate Presentation

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