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

Investigating Cases of Child Homicide and Unexplained Deaths of Children

Dates of Events

11/05/2020 through 11/06/2020

Last Updated: 09/08/2020
Instructor(s): Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Location: Passaic County Public Safety Academy (Fire Academy) - 300 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn - 15 Nevins Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Investigating Cases of Child Homicide and Unexplained Deaths of Children

This two day training is designed for law enforcement (homicide and death investigators), coroner/medical examiner investigators (medicolegal death investigators) and those in the child protection field. The instruction will comprehensively examine all aspects of responding to and investigating cases of child homicide and unexplained deaths of children, either through accidental causes or those committed by parents, family members, caretakers, or others. Actual case studies will be presented to emphasize teaching points and to provide practical exercises for the participant discussions.
Part One:
Overview of Child Death in the United States
Leading Causes of Death of Children
Child Abuse and Neglect
Victim Demographics
Perpetrators
Filicide
Infanticide
Neonaticide
Overview of Safe Haven Laws
Infant Deaths
SIDS and SUIDI
Risk Factors
The Case Review Process

Part Two:

Overview of Child Neglect
Recognizing Signs of Neglect
Physical Signs
Unhealthy Living Conditions
Overview of Child Abuse
Physical Signs
Bruises, Contusions, Pattern Injuries
Thermal Injuries – Types and Patterns
Bone Fractures
Determining Accidental Injuries and Deliberate Cause
Falls, Suffocation, Burns, Fractures
Doll Re-enactments
SUIDI
Investigative Steps
Shaken Baby Syndrome – Myths vs. Reality
Unborn Children Issues
Filicides – Common Motives
Munchausen by Proxy

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