Course Description

This course examines the procedures and protocols of the medical examiner or coroner's office as they relate to the medical and legal issues involved in the investigation of the unnatural death. Topics include the examination and evaluation of evidence; time of death and post-mortem body changes; death by firearm injury, fire, electrocution and explosions, blunt force, knife wounds, and motor vehicle and airplane crashes; asphyxial deaths including suffocation and strangulation; and child deaths including SIDS, blunt force trauma, neglect and suffocation. The role of toxicology in death investigations is also discussed. Designed for law enforcement, public safety, legal and medical professionals.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Online - Fix-date
Nov 06, 2023 to Dec 08, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition - $400 credit (2 units) $400.00
Available for Credit
2 units
Section Notes

Textbook Source: www.vitalsource.com

Section Materials
  • (Mandatory) Criminal investigation, 12th Edition by K√§ren M. Hess; Christine Hess Orthmann; Henry Lim Cho Cengage ISBN Print 978-0-357-51167-1; eText 9780357511718
Required fields are indicated by .