Attention detectives, prosecutors and crime scene personnel:
Specialized training in death investigation, sex crimes, forensics,
cell phone records, and interview & interrogation!

August 7-11, 2017 at USF, CWY 206
4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620

The investigation of violent crime is one of the most challenging yet critical duties in law enforcement. This 40-hour week-long course is designed for detectives with less than five years’ experience who investigate crimes against persons. The course covers how to conduct death investigations, strategies for interviewing, homicide protocols, and assisting and dealing with living victims, among other topics. The course makes use of lectures, films, small group discussion, case studies and analysis. Particular attention is given to teaching detectives what resources are available to them, how to get the most from scientific experts, and how to be prepared for court.

– Investigative approaches to death
– Sexual assault
– Homicide protocols
– Prosecution perspectives, trial prep,and giving testimony
– Forensic science overview
– Interview techniques
– Building a case through cell phone data analysis
– Forensic pathology & death investigation
– Decomposition & time of death
– Understanding crimes against children
– Why do cases go cold?
– DNA 101
– Understanding and dealing with victims

– Cpl. Thomas McAndrew (PA State Police)
– Michelle Doherty (13th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Office)
– Detective Lieutenant Michael McGinness (Chester County PA Detective Unit)
– Dr. Laura Hair (Medical Examiner)
– Major Jeff Peake (Pasco Sheriff’s Office)
– Dr. Erin Kimmerle (FL Institute of Forensic Anthropology and Applied Science, USF)
– Patrick Kelly (FBI, Ret.)
– Charlotte Braziel (FBI, Ret.)
– John Romeo (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)
– Det. Darren Norris (Sumter County Sheriff’s Office)
– Cpl. Greg Thomas (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)
– Terri Dewitt (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)
– Anna Cox (Forensic Consultant)

Enrollment is geared toward law enforcement, investigators or authorized persons investigating violent crimes including homicide, sexual assault, crimes against children, and missing persons.

Agencies who register 2 seats for a class by July 5th get the third seat free!

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