This course is designed for persons that want to enhance their knowledge of forensic recovery techniques in an outdoor context. The course will include two days of lecture and three full days of hands on recovery at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility. Participants of the course will gain practical knowledge and experience identifying, recording, and recovering scattered and buried human remains. Lecture topics will include basic methods for estimating the post mortem interval, basic human osteology, and the role of the forensic anthropologist in medicolegal death investigations.
Please contact Sophia Mavroudas at FACTS@txstate.edu or 512-245-1900 for details.
This field recovery course is primarily designed for law enforcement agents, death investigators, medical examiners, and others in the medico-legal community. Graduate students must have consent from the Director of the FACTS before applying. Previous knowledge of human skeletal anatomy is desired but not mandatory for involvement in the course.
Upcoming sessions are
January 13-17 and June 1-5, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily
Location. Multipurpose classroom and Forensic Anthropology Research Facility, 2101 Freeman Ranch Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education) credit available to Texas participants.
ABMDI credit available.