Instructor: Dr. Lerah Sutton
This course will give the student a basic understanding of the various professional disciplines that must come together to successfully process a crime scene that involves human death. Students will also explore the basic scientific and legal principles of physical evidence as well as issues of rights to privacy and evidence integrity.
- Identify and explain the roles and responsibilities of each major player in a crime scene investigation.
- Understand the principles of forensic evidence, including federal rules of evidence.
- Distinguish between civil and criminal legal issues.
- Understand their rights to privacy regarding search warrants, requirements of warrants, and exceptions.
|Module 1||Medical Examiner and Coroner Systems|
|Module 2||The Medicolegal Death Investigator|
|Module 3||The Crime Scene Investigator|
|Module 4||The Forensic Analyst|
|Module 5||The Major Case Detective|
|Module 6||The Expert Witness|
|Module 7||Principles of Evidence|
|Module 8||Criminal and Civil Law Issues|