This intensive 3-day class uses the Death Scene Investigation, Procedural Guide (2nd Edition) and case studies in a discussion format followed by practical exercises. The class provides the experienced detective, crime scene investigator, or their supervisor with an in-depth study of the protocols, procedures and methodologies necessary to thoroughly process and analyze a death scene. The relationship of on-scene analysis of evidence in context to determine investigative direction and the development of investigative leads is emphasized. A simple to use “Decision Matrix” will be presented to aid in determining investigative direction in ambiguous deaths. Analysis of scene indicators and evidence in context to evaluate the veracity of witness, suspect and victim statements and their use in developing interview strategies is discussed.