Advanced Forensic Anthropology for Law Enforcement: Human Remains Recovery

Course Hours: 32.0 Hours

Course Description

This is the second course in a two part series of forensic anthropology courses. This course is designed for personnel who are assigned to crime scene investigation units and who may be tasked with recovering human remains. Topics include tools and equipment for recovery, the value and role of forensic archaeology, scene documentation, report writing, photography, search techniques, mapping, and the recovery of human remains. This course will focus on various scenarios that an investigator may encounter, such as burned remains or scattered human remains.


Students must have successfully completed ?Forensic Anthropology for Law Enforcement: Clandestine Grave Investigations? (MC1991/ABG07G).

Who Should Attend

This course is open to city, county and state public safety personnel who are responsible for death investigations.

Special Notes

A majority of this class will be conducted outdoors. This class is physically demanding. Students who are unable to walk long distances, carry heavy material, or operate hand tools designed to dig should not attend this course. Camelbak or similar hydration systems, canteens, or bottled water must be brought by the student. Students may have to work in inclement weather. Dress accordingly and bring weather-appropriate gear with you. Students who have allergies, or are allergic to insect bites/stings should bring appropriate medical supplies.  Students should also bring insect repellent and sunscreen. Students will need to bring a digital camera capable of manual operation and a tripod.

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