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Homicide Investigations

This course will review homicide and major case investigations, homicide statistics and clearance rates, and types of homicides, as well as crime scene preservation.  A comprehensive view of homicide investigations, to include protocol, will start at the initial report of the crime and will include pre-planning for the investigation, procedures to follow and problems to avoid in this type of investigation, and media management for investigators.  Additional topics will include: the role of the investigator, the three levels of an investigation: initial investigation, follow-up investigation; and the prosecution; locating and identifying additional crime scenes and potential witnesses; investigative resources; and, factors to look for to assist in the determination of the cause of death.  Representative case studies will be presented.  The course is designed for all certified law enforcement officers.

• This class is 14 hours.
• Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• This class earns credits in our Degree Program.


September 28-29, 2017
Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Ozark, AR

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