March 7th, 2023
This course is designed around and meets the National NIJ and CDC Standards for Investigating Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUDI) and is approved for 8-hour continuing education by Missouri POST and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators - ABMDI
Investigating infant and child deaths requires a unique approach and can be complicated for even the most experienced investigators. More than any other type, these scenes are highly charged and emotional. Evidence can be missed, or scenes can be misinterpreted if not investigated with a pre-determined set of standards.
This course is designed with the detective or patrol officer investigating death and coroners or medicolegal death investigators in mind. This course will specifically discuss scene processing, last known re-enactments, witness and family statements, evidence collection and documentation, injury and wound interpretation, and investigative techniques relating to child and infant death. This course contains photography of real scenes and pathology evidence.
This training will thoroughly cover the numerous aspects of these investigative cases and promote critical thinking and evaluation of these crime scenes and all the unique pieces to help delineate homicides from accidental and natural deaths, even in the most subtle of cases.
Participants are encouraged to bring a challenging case to discuss with the class and the instructors. It is always helpful to have fellow professionals look at your tough cases with a fresh set of eyes. By attending this training, investigators will glean from the presentation of this complex subject and expand their knowledge in this area!
Darren Dake is a law enforcement professional with over 35 years experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigation. Darren has worked in both the law enforcement realm of investigations as well as in the role of senior investigator with the Coroner’s office for over 20 years. This combined investigative experience has uniquely established Darren as an expert in investigations which allows him to consult and teach internationally on investigation practices and procedures.
Darren holds national certification as a Medicolegal Death Investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI), as well as being a nationally certified criminal investigator and certified criminal investigations instructor.
Other accomplishments include the founding of the Death Investigation Academy as well as other investigator focused resources such the Coroner Talk Podcast. Darren has also published several books related to investigations; Investigating Suicide and Self-Harm Deaths, Interviews and Interrogations- getting the information you want, and Autoerotic Fatalities – a guide to investigating and interpreting the scene. Darren also co-authored the book CODE-Living healthy, happy, and whole submerged in tragedy, trauma, and death.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact the organizer of this event at [email protected] or call 1-888-556-0177
Can I pay by check or purchase order?
Yes - If your agency or government body wishes to register and pay by check or purchase order, choose the pay by invoice option when registering.
What's the refund policy?
A full refund will be given up to 30 days before the event; if less than 30 days before the start of the event, a credit will be given toward this - or another course in the future with one year; or may be used toward any of our online training courses.
Disclaimer: The instructors, authors, and DITA make no warranty, expressed or implied, to the students attending this training and accept no responsibility for its use or application. The student assumes sole responsibility for determining the appropriateness of any suggested methodology, calculation, or investigative application, for any conclusions drawn from the results of its use, and for any actions taken or not taken as a result of analysis performed using this investigative training.