Major Crime Investigations

MAJOR CRIME INVESTIGATIONS

MAJOR CRIMES INVESTIGATION SYLLABUS

 DAY ONE: AM (9AM-12PM)

  • Introductions & Instructor Background
  • Course Objectives and Outcomes
  • Investigative Unit Make-Up
  • Investigative Leadership
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Inv. Stakeholder Review
  • Initial Detective/Investigator Response to Incident
  • Safety Briefing
  • On Scene Statement(s)/Interview(s)
  • ​​Law Enforcement
  • EMS/FIre
  • Victim(s)
  • Witness(es)
  • Suspect(s)
  • Custody v. Non-custody
  • Controlled Statement(s)/Interview(s)
  • Victim(s)/Witness(es)/Suspect(s)
  • Suspect(s)
  • Miranda?
  • Poss. Evidence on Body
  • Logistics
  • Location
  • Equipment


DAY ONE: PM (1PM-4PM)

  • Overview Initial Cell Phone Inv. Considerations
  • Consent for Physical Inspection
  • Notes
  • Photography
  • Cellebrite
  • Carrier Records
  • Preservation Letter(s)
  • Subpoena v. Search Warrant
  • Data
  • Tower Location
  • Overview Video Surveillance Considerations
  • Scene Location
  • Commercial
  • Public/Private
  • Victim(s)/Witness(es)/Suspect(s)
  • Overview Social Media Considerations
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Snapchat
  • Overview Background Intel Considerations
  • Local Records (Internal/External)
  • State Records
  • MV
  • Criminal
  • Registration
  • Open Source Databases
  • Subscription Databases


 DAY TWO: AM (9AM-12PM)

  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • CSI Duties Overview
  • Duties Overlap to Provide Comprehensive Documentation of Scene
  • OIC/Notes-Accountability
  • Photography/Videography
  • Equipment
  • Diagramming
  • Rough Sketching
  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • 3D Scene Imaging
  • Total Station Mapping
  • Evidence Identification
  • Documentation
  • Packaging
  • Transfer
  • Written Overview
  • General
  • Specific
  • Scene Searching
  • Layering w/ Initial Evidence
  • Sequence/Patterns
  • Intel
  • Documents/Financials
  • Writings
  • Photo or Seize?
  • CSI: Body Processing
  • CSI: Motor Vehicle Processing
  • Report Writing/Case File Organization


 DAY TWO: PM (1PM-4PM)

  • Forensic Basics
  • Fingerprinting
  • Tool Mark/Footwear Impression(s)
  • Alternate Light Source (ALS)
  • Firearms
  • Ballistics
  • Internal/External
  • Casings
  • Bullets
  • DNA
  • Known
  • Blood
  • Semen
  • Urine
  • Saliva
  • Touch (skin cell)
  • State Labs V Private Labs
  • Hair/Fiber/Trace
  • Autopsy
  • Searching
  • Specialty Assistance
  • F&G
  • ATF/DEA/FBI Local Office
  • Fire Marshal
  • K9
  • Marine Patrol/Coast Guard


DAY 3: AM (9AM-12PM)

  • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation
  • Shooting Scene Analysis Basics
  • Processing/Documentation Techniques
  • Blood Shed Scene Analysis Basics
  • Processing/Documentation Techniques
  • Death Scene Analysis Basics
  • Cause
  • Manner
  • Homicide
  • Suicide
  • Self Infliction
  • Natural
  • Accidental
  • Mechanism
  • Injury/Wounds
  • Blunt Trauma
  • Pointed/Sharp Edge
  • Asphyxia
  • Gunshot
  • Contact
  • Near Contact
  • Intermediate-Range


DAY 3: PM (12PM-4PM)

  • Case Study
  • McDougal Homicide Investigation 2010
  • Class Questions/Discussions
  • Suggestions for Cont. Inv. Training
  • Suggestions for Certification
  • Wrap-up (evaluations)/Certificates