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Death scene seminar will examine most heinous crime

1918 crime scene photo. Children found the body of Gaspare Candella stuffed in a drum and dumped in a field in Brooklyn, New York
1918 crime scene photo. Children found the body of Gaspare Candella stuffed in a drum and dumped in a field in Brooklyn, New York
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A three-day intensive training seminar will provide investigators with information to properly process crime scenes, provide new information and trends in crime scene analysis, and the tools for investigation and prosecution. It will be held in March 2014 in Indianapolis.

The seminar will focus on protocols, procedures, methodology, and processes utilized in death scene investigation. Attendees will also learn evidence in context to investigative direction and how to proceed. Witness veracity, suspects, and victim statements will be discussed. The instructors will also cover interview strategy.

Topics will include Managing the Death Scene, Deaths in Law Enforcement Custody, Suicide versus Homicide, Human Remains Recovery, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Sexual Deaths and Murder, Spree Killings, serial killings and mass murders, and much more. The seminar will cover everything from initial response to processing evidence. It promises to be an educational and enlightening three days.

The instructors are Michael S. Maloney and Donald G. Housman. Maloney is a retired federal law enforcement officer. He has spent over 17 years as a Special Agent and has taught at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He holds a Masters in Forensic Science and has a Fellowship in Forensic Medicine. Maloney’s membership in prestigious organizations, to include the American Academy of Forensic Science, has made him a valued instructor and expert in the field of forensics. Mr. Housman is a retired federal law enforcement officer. He has spent over 23 years as a Special Agent. He has co-authored and published several books for the Department of Defense. Housman holds a Masters in Forensic Science and has a Fellowship in Forensic Medicine from he Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and has also taught at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Both Maloney and Housman have received numerous accolades and are recognized experts in their field.

The seminar will be held March 4-6, 2014 at the Kiwanis International Auditorium in Indianapolis, Indiana. There is a reduced rate for early registration. Attendees can register online.

This promises to be one of the most informative seminars for law enforcement and criminal justice in 2014.

To register or for more information on the seminar, click HERE.

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