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CRJS435. Death Investigation

This course examines contemporary practices for investigating the basic techniques involved in death investigations, whether of natural, suicidal, homicidal, blunt force injury, sharp force injury, gunshot wounds or by accidental manner. As the student focuses on the numerous causes of death and specifics for the appropriate investigation of each, they will then correlate the cause of death with the appropriate manner of death investigation. Students will learn how to conduct a death investigation resulting from suspicious, criminal, known, or undetermined causes. Crime scene investigation and interview techniques are incorporated, so students will be able to prepare mock scene investigation and identify pertinent facts relating to the manner and cause of death. Prerequisites: CRJS 131, 336. Credit, 3 hours.