Forensic Anthropology for Law Enforcement: Clandestine Grave Investigations

Course Length: 32.0 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Location Instructor/Coordinator Status
TBA 04/02/2018 04/05/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH JASON JONES
TBA 10/08/2018 10/11/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH JASON JONES

Who Should Attend: Law enforcement personnel assigned to a criminal investigations, crime scene investigations unit, or public safety personnel who are responsible for body recovery.

Prerequisite: Students must be law enforcement personnel assigned to a criminal investigations, crime scene investigations unit, or public safety personnel who are responsible for body recovery.

This course is designed for personnel who are assigned to crime scene investigation units and who may be tasked with investigating clandestine grave sites. Topics include forensic anthropology, unknown remains identification techniques, pathology and trauma recognition, and clandestine grave recovery methods.

Special Notes: A large portion 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.