R4 Basic Death Investigation and Scene Management- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4280B

Course Description:

During this course, the student can expect training in the following:

Medical Examiner vs. Coroner

Purpose of the Medical Examiner/Coroner

Cause and Manner of Death

Medical Examiner Act

Death Scene Protocol

Interaction with Physicians

Interaction with grieving families

Autopsies

Post Mortem Changes

Sharp Force Injuries

Traumatic Injuries

Motor Vehicle Fatalities

Asphyxiations

Infant Deaths

Gunshot Wounds

Thermal Injuries

Natural Disease

Case Studies

Crime (Death) Scene Management

Dates: August 23-25, 2021

Times: 0730-0830 Check in on day one, Training time starting at 0830-1700

Credit Hours: 23

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office 3750 E. Lincoln Road, Ammon, ID 83406

Cost: Three day course cost: 1-2 attendees $199 each, 3-4 attendees $189 each, 5 or more attendees $175 each. Space for this class is limited, register soon!

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Dean Livingston

Remarks: To register, view payment options, prepay, and view the payment/cancellation policy go to: https://www.deathinvestigation101.com/registration-1 Questions? Call 801-882-1950

Payment for this course must be made no later than TEN business days prior to the beginning of the course. If payment for a reserved slot has not been received prior to this time frame, the training slot will be canceled for that person.

R4 Shooting Incident Reconstruction- chubbuck

Course Number: R4228E

Course Description:

Modern investigators are frequently faced with the investigation of incidents involving the discharge of firearms.  Whether the incident is a criminal act, an act of self-defense, or the use of deadly force by law enforcement, the outcome of these investigations often has far-reaching consequences.  It is essential that investigators effectively and accurately analyze these scenes so facts surrounding these incidents can be demonstrated in a court of law or where otherwise required.

This comprehensive 5-day (40-hour), Shooting Incident Reconstruction course is specially designed for case officers/investigators, forensic technicians, crime scene analysts, and others involved in shooting incident analysis.  Through both lecture and practical exercises, students will learn and practice shooting scene reconstruction methodologies and evaluate positions and evidentiary relationships between the shooter, scene, victim and other evidence.

All main concepts are reinforced through hands-on practical exercises using historically-based case scenarios.  * Includes exercises conducted at a shooting range.

Class Requirements:

Course is designed to develop knowledge and hands-on experience for shooting incident scene analysis.    Prior investigative or crime scene experience and attendance at a previous Crime Scene Reconstruction Course is recommended but not required.  Attendees should bring a camera for documenting evidence and an electronic device with USB connection, preferably a laptop computer, to access and save digital handouts, case materials, and fillable forms used in lecture and practical exercises.

​Classroom and firearms range instruction and practical exercises include:

  • Firearms and ammunition design and function
  • Physics of projectile motion
  • Proper identification, documentation and organization of firearms-related evidence
  • Gunshot wound ballistics and interrelationships of wounds and other evidence
  • Determining muzzle to target distances
  • Mathematics for trajectory analysis in crime scenes
  • Application of the scientific method to field analysis
  • Reconstructing the shooting event through recognizing and correlating evidentiary relationships between evidence in the scene, forensic analyses, and subject/witness statements
  • *Trajectory analysis through rodding, laser, trigonometry and stringing
  • *Demonstration and analysis of bullet interactions with various materials including glass, metal, concrete, wood, motor vehicles, bone and dirt.  Commonly held perceptions will be challenged

This course has been approved for the following certification/re-certification training credits: IAI Crime Scene Certification Board – 40 and IAI Forensic Photography Certification Board – 2.

Dates: June 21-25, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40

Location: Chubbuck Police Department, 5160 Yellowstone Ave., Chubbuck, ID 83202

Cost: $649.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Garry Graff, Iris Graff,

Remarks: To register for this course, click the following link- https://www.tritechtraining.com/062121-SIR.html download the printable forms and follow the registration directions.

Recommended hotel-

La Quinta Hotel
1440 Bench Roa
Pocatello, ID 83201
208-234-7500

Booking Rate: $99 per night plus tax – Single/Double Occupancy

​Booking Info: Please call the hotel and mention the Shooting Reconstruction group to receive this special rate. Block expires 30 days in advance of the course.

R4 Death Investigation 101- Idaho Falls CLASS FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

Course Number: R4280B

Course Description:   Death Investigation 101- Idaho Falls

An introduction to Basic Death Investigations

  • Medical Examiner vs. Coroner
  • Purpose of the Medical Examiner/Coroner
  • Cause and Manner of Death
  • Medical Examiner Act
  • Death Scene Protocol
  • Interaction With Physicians
  • Interaction with grieving families
  • Autopsies
  • Post Mortem Changes
  • Sharp Force Injuries
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Fatalities
  • Asphyxiations
  • Infant Deaths
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Thermal Injuries
  • Natural Disease
  • Case Studies

Dates: CLASS FULL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Times: Check in 0730-0830 on April 20, then class times are 0830-1700

Credit Hours: 16

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Ammon Field Office, Ammon, ID

Cost: 1-2 Attendees $99 each, 3-4 Attendees $85 each, 5 or more attendees $75 each

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): Dean Livingston

Remarks: To register, view payment options, prepay, and view the payment/cancellation policy go to: https://www.deathinvestigation101.com/registration-1

Payment for this course must be made no later than TEN business days prior to the beginning of the course. If payment for a reserved slot has not been received prior to this time frame, the training slot will be canceled for that person.

 

R4 Planning & Executing Searches for Human Remains- Pocatello

Course Number: R4280B

Course Description:

This two-day course will familiarize law enforcement and medicolegal professionals with the components of effective outdoor searches for human remains. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills for search planning and execution that can immediately be put into practice. The course provides 3.75 hours of lecture-based instruction with 8.25 hours of structured hands-on laboratory and field exercises with real human and non-human bone. Outdoor field exercise will include daytime pedestrian searches in two environments and a nighttime search using hand-held alternate light sources.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, participants will be familiar with:

  • Types of pedestrian search patterns and the pros and cons of each
  • Factors that structure search planning (e.g., purpose of search, manpower, expertise, scale, vegetation, terrain, time, equipment
  • Contributions of technology and other resources in a search (e.g., forensic anthropologist, cadaver dogs, probes, heavy machinery, ground penetrating radar
  • Appearance of the major bones of the human skeleton
  • Common dispersal patterns of human remains
  • Taphonomic bone modifications that influence the appearance of human remains
  • The use of a hand-held forensic (alternate) light source in nighttime searches

No book is required. Course packet with lab handouts and reference materials will be provided at check-in.

Course Requirements: Attendance of all lectures and active participation in lab activities is required. Attendance will be taken in each lecture session to verify contact hours. No out-of-class readings or assignments are required.

Student Evaluation: The course will conclude with a lab activity (Developing Realistic Search Plans) where participants will put into practice what they have learned based on simulated real-life scenarios. Search plans will be evaluated in class discussion.

Additional Considerations: A large portion of this class will take place outdoors. Field exercises will take place during the day and after sunset. Average temperatures in Pocatello during this time are in the mid-60s during the day and fall to around freezing after dark. Please prepare accordingly. We recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and water bottle. Based on vegetation and terrain in the search areas, long pants and sleeves, sturdy shoes, and work gloves are also recommended.

Alternate Light Sources (ALS): This course will use the UltraLite ALS Ultra One (3-in-1 ALS) unit. Individuals may opt to bring the equipment that is available to them to gain familiarity using it under simulated real-world conditions. Please contact the course instructor if you plan to bring an ALS unit from your agency.

Dates: April 10-11, 2020

Times: Friday 1130-2130, Saturday 0830-1430

Credit Hours: 12

Location: Idaho State University Campus, Pocatello, ID 83201

Cost: $150.00

Course fee includes: manual, Sat. lunch, and course certificate

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)

Deadline:

Instructor(s): ISU Forensic Anthropology Professor Sara Getz

Remarks: Registration and Payment: Registration can be submitted by clicking the link below and filling out the registration form on your computer or smart phone. The form contains additional information regarding payments by check or credit card.

Link- https://isu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SkFiIPwfg8hG1T

Direct any questions to Dr. Sara Getz at getzsara@isu.edu