Homicide Investigation and Crime Scene Management

This course is hosted by the Battle Ground Police Department.

  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures Regarding the Suspicious Death Scene
  • Defining and Explaining the Various Levels of Association that Exist Between the Homicide Victim and Offender (Pyramid of Association) (Solvability Factors)
  • Initial Scene Responsibilities Covering Boundaries, Canvassing (Data Collection) & Immediate Leads (Sources)
  • Proper Crime Scene Protocol as it Relates to Death Investigation & Homicide
  • Cold Case Investigation Strategies & Review of Solvability Factors (Case Objectives)
  • Recognition of motive, method of operation and signature through Scene Indicators
  • Evaluation of the 911 Call During the Active Phase through Case Reviews
  • Sources of Crime Scene Contamination & Prevention (Assessment Accountability)
  • Categories of Circumstantial Evidence & Rules of Evidence (Real vs Testimonial)
  • Study of Victimology through Risk Factors, 24 Hour Factor & Behavioral Analysis
  • Presumptive I.D. vs Positive I.D. of the Victim and Notifications
  • Medical-Legal Death Investigation (Victim I.D. / Time of Death / Injury Recognition)
  • Primary & Secondary Crime Scenes (Proper Definition)
  • Crime Scene Sequence Event Determination – Model Employing Scientific Method
  • Crime Scene Evaluation (Execution of the Walk-thru)
  • Crime Scene Indicators Related to Motive, Manner of Death & Method of Operation
  • DNA Review and Touch Evidence (Familial DNA & Phenotyping) (Genealogy)
  • Specific Types of Crime Scenes & Related Forensic Disciplines
  • Case Review (To Change Each Course)
  • Suicide and Equivocal Death Scene Investigation – Analysis of Equivocal Death
  • SIDS Review and Infant Homicide Scene

To register for this course, please follow the instructions on the class flyers linked below.


(757) 748-1991