Reviews

Amari Daniel-Bey

“Its amazing that after all these years, I have a new interest in wanting to know more about sciences and how they relate to each other during an investigation, particularly death investigations.”

“Its amazing that after all these years, I have a new interest in wanting to know more about sciences and how they relate to each other during an investigation, particularly death investigations.”

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Laura Medel

“This course offered great information regarding the other disciplines within forensic science. The information provided gives the person pursing a career in the MDI field, or someone working in law enforcement, a look into the other disciplines th...”

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“This course offered great information regarding the other disciplines within forensic science. The information provided gives the person pursing a career in the MDI field, or someone working in law enforcement, a look into the other disciplines that overlap during an investigation. ”

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Course Summary

This course is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits from Missouri Post and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)

Who should take this course

  • Law Enforcement
  • Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Coroners
  • Private Legal Investigators
  • Interested Students

 

Summary 


This training introduces the student to various scientific disciplines that may be involved in an investigation of death. The course is divided into two distinct sections. First, it covers the most common scientific disciplines both in forensics and non-forensic environments. The sciences are explained and how they fit into a death investigation. The second section details scientific testing conducted in a crime lab. This course also explains when the term forensics come into play and why that is important.

Along with video training, the course also offers many downloadable resources for you to keep and use. 



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

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    • Course Integrity Notice

    • Course Integrity Acknowledgment

    • Welcome to your new course

  • 02

    Understanding the Sciences Used in Death Investigation.

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    • Introduction to Understanding the Sciences Used in Death Investigation.

    • Understanding the Sciences Used in Death Investigation Part 1 (15 minutes)

    • Understanding the Sciences Used in Death Investigation Part 2 (15 minutes)

  • 03

    Overview of Forensic Anthropology

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    • Anthropology (11 minutes)

    • Human v. Animal Limb Comparison

    • Human v. Animal Hands and Feet

    • Bonus eBook - Anthropology and the Skeleton

  • 04

    Forensic Entomology

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    • Forensic Entomology (7 minutes)

    • Entomology InfoCard

    • Basic Entomological Collection Kit

  • 05

    Overview of Forensic Odontology

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    • Forensic Odontology (5 minutes)

  • 06

    Quiz - Understanding the Sciences in Death Investigation

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    • Understanding the Science Used in Death Investigation

    • Law Enforcement CLEE Request

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.

Instructor

Darren Dake is a law enforcement professional with over 30 years’ experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigation. 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 over 20 years. 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