Student Reviews

Sophie Regniere

5 star rating

“This is a very complete course. I love the formula : conference, videos, photos, a lot of exemples. Actually the cases were my prefered part. The touch of humor was appreciated as well.”

“This is a very complete course. I love the formula : conference, videos, photos, a lot of exemples. Actually the cases were my prefered part. The touch of humor was appreciated as well.”

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David Bradley

5 star rating

“I have been an investigator for many years and have came across a few of these cases. I now see I probably had more than I thought. Very informative and the instructor made a difficult topic very interesting and enjoyable to watch. ”

“I have been an investigator for many years and have came across a few of these cases. I now see I probably had more than I thought. Very informative and the instructor made a difficult topic very interesting and enjoyable to watch. ”

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Course Fee

Course Summary

This course is approved for 3.5 hours continuing education credits by Missouri POST and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) 

 

Who Should Take This Course

  • Law Enforcement Patrol Officers/ Supervisors
  • Detectives and Investigators
  • Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Coroners
  • Interested Students 


WARNING:  This course contains images of actual death scenes and nudity.

This comprehensive investigative training course for law enforcement, police, coroners, medical examiners, crime scene and forensic technicians, is the only online course of its kind that the instructor is aware of.  A word of warning;  this course shows graphic depiction of deceased persons,  images associated with an autoerotic activity, and a video of actual death by asphyxial means.

This course is comprised of real information investigators can use to interpret a scene of a suspected autoerotic death. Full of information needed, yet purposefully lacking long explanations of research and controlled studies. You will find careful descriptions to help determine what these deaths are — and what they are not. The investigator will be equipped with the necessary skills to properly investigate this type of death.

Many of these deaths are misinterpreted every year because scene investigators are untrained and look only for signs of homicide or suicide. This combined with the untrue belief that this death is only a "male masturbation" issue, they never take into consideration the ruling of an autoerotic accident.

This is an online video training and is designed to be interactive with students by random quizzes and a final exam. Student login and time are tracked per student to verify time spent in the course if needed.   Testing cannot be done until the videos are watched.  Many videos have a unique symbol or picture that will appear prominently in the video and is part of the test questions, this will ensure the video has been watched.  

Certificates will only be available for print after the successful completion of the course.

Each certificate will indicate that it was computer-based training and will note the post control number and the CLEE hours given.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Course Introduction and Welcome

    • Course Integrity Notice

    • Course Integrity Acknowledgment

    • Welcome to your new course

    • Join the Private Facebook Community

  • 02

    Investigating and Interpreting the Scene Part 1 and 2

    • Autoerotic Fatalities Course Introduction

    • Investigating and Interpreting the Scene Part 1 (28 minutes)

    • Investigating and Interpreting the Scene Part 2 (20 minutes)

  • 03

    Investigating and Interpreting the Scene Part 3 and 4

    • Investigating and Interpreting the Scene Part 3 (25 minutes)

    • Investigating and Interpreting the Scene Part 4 (18 minutes)

  • 04

    Investigating and Interpreting the Scene Part 5

    • Investigating and Interpreting the Scene Part 5 (26 minutes)

  • 05

    Additional Reading

    • EVIDENCE COLLECTION

    • REPORT WRITING

  • 06

    Case Reviews

    • Case Review 1

    • Case Review 2

    • Case Review 3 (Atypical)

    • Case Review 4

  • 07

    Knowledge Quiz

    • Quiz: Autoerotic Fatalities - Interpreting the Scene

  • 08

    Downloadable Resources

    • Bonus eBook * Autoerotic Fatalities - Interpreting the Scene

    • Forensic Body Chart Male

    • Forensic Body Chart Female

    • Autoerotic Fatalities: Interview Questions to Consider

    • Downloadable -Autoerotic Fatalities: Interview Questions to Consider

    • Law Enforcement CLEE Request

Course Fee

Darren Dake, D-ABMDI, CI, CCI

Instructor

Darren Dake is a law enforcement professional with over 35 years of experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigations. Darren has worked in both the law enforcement realm of investigations as well as in the role of senior investigator with the Coroner’s office for 24 years, and now serves as the elected Coroner. This combined investigative experience has uniquely established Darren as an expert in investigations which allows him to consult and teach internationally on investigation practices and procedures.

Darren Dake, D-ABMDI, CI, CCI

Senior Instructor

FAQ

  • I'm not currently in this field, can I still take the course?

    Yes. This course is open to students who are wanting to enter the field of death investigation as well as working professionals. It is our goal to help you prepare for the job you are wanting by providing nationally accepted training.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the course material for six months. This, however, does not take into account natural disasters or a major interruption in business.

  • Do we get a certificate at the end?

    The course is an all-inclusive course. So, each student will receive a certificate at the end of all course work denoting credits and approval numbers along with the date of completion.

  • What if I want to talk to someone before I register?

    If you have other questions, please email us or call our academy directly at 1-888-556-0177.

  • What is your refund policy?

    The refund formula is as follows: Students may request a refund of an online course tuition prior to 30-days after purchase and if less than 50% of the course content has been accessed. Refunds are calculated based on the percentage of accessed content. For example, if 10% completed then a 90% refund will be issued, if 25% completed is 75% refund, and so on. *No refund will be given after 30 days or if completion is 50% or more* Multiple payments for the same course: In cases where the student made extra payment (same course bought multiple times) for the same course, a refund will be issued upon request. There will be a 3.7% transaction cost charged by credit card processor per transaction. All online training courses are tested extensively on all types of systems, browsers, and devices. We can assist you to get started with the course if you are having any trouble.