Forensic pathology fellows complete death investigation training

Investigating injuries at the scene of a hit-and-run accident.

Another successful capstone session for NIJ’s popular Medicolegal Death Investigation training course wrapped up on Thursday in Largo, FL, at the NFSTC training facility. Participants in the June 2012 class included forensic pathologists completing requirements for fellowship with the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME).

The full course included both online and instructor-led curriculum for topics such as digital photography, biological evidence, explosive residue, firearms, forensic odontology, toxicology and latent prints.The instructor-led portion of the course culminated with a series of hands-on mock death investigation scenarios that tested each participant’s knowledge and skills gained throughout the training.
Scenarios included varied accidental death and homicide scenes. NFSTC strives to provide realistic hands-on experiences for students, creating realistic environments that allow trainees to practice. 
Participants assessed each scene, documented the scene, analyzed potential evidence and prepared and presented a summary of their findings.
Crime scene mannequin staged in a homicide scenario.
NFSTC wishes participants well as they complete their fellowship requirements and advance in their careers.

 

This training is provided under NIJ cooperative Agreement Award (#2011-DN-BX-K568).