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TEEX Skeletal Death Investigation Course

Dates: May 12-16, 2014 Location: Texas State University, Freeman Ranch, San Marcos, TX

This 40-hour course, offered by the Texas Engineering Extension Service, is designed for Texas law enforcement agents responsible for death investigations (including cold cases dealing with buried human remains). Participants gain hands-on training in locating, mapping, and excavating human remains, as well as information about the role of the forensic anthropologist in medicolegal death investigations, basic human osteology, developing a biological profile, and forensic taphonomy.

Participants must be licensed or certified peace officers with a current commission or non-commissioned personnel assigned to investigate/process crime scenes.

Topics

  • Basics of forensic anthropology
  • Human osteology
  • Biological profile
  • Site identification
  • Recovery of scattered surface and buried remains
  • Decomposition and Taphonomy
  • Photography and Mapping

Registration

Registration for this course is through the Texas Engineering and Extension Services.

Course: FSA109 Skeletal Death Investigation

Contact information: 800-423-8433 or publicsafety@teexmail.tamu.edu

TCLEOSE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education) credit available for Texas participants)