HD Forensics

 Now Offering 2020 Online Courses!

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Online Forensic Archaeology and Outdoor Scene Reconstruction

Now Available

Online Forensic Analysis of the Human Dentition​ 

Now Available

HD Forensics offers short courses focused on topics of particular interest to coroners, law enforcement personnel, and university students, including: 1) a Core Principles and Practices in Forensic Anthropology course that will guide participants through all aspects of casework, from lab analyses to outdoor crime scene recoveries; 2) a basic Human Osteology course for assessing the forensic significance of human and animal bones; and 3) Outdoor Scene Recovery courses detailing the methods, techniques (and experiences) needed for the documentation, recovery and interpretation of a variety of forensic scenes. While our in-person courses have been cancelled for this year due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to offer the full slate of courses in the summer of 2021 (dates are currently TBA).



Despite our course cancellations, we are happy to announce that we will now be offering online options for select short courses this summer! The online courses will provide participants with lectures, access to course PowerPoints, visual demonstrations of methodology, and Q&A sessions from the course instructors. Although no longer in person, we will actually be able to provide significantly more information and content than is available during a 1-week in person course! 


A list of the available online courses is provided on our courses page!




Media and Recent Cases

Books and 


HD Forensics offers a wide range of services related to both crime scene recovery, forensic analyses, and forensic interpretations.

Check out our publications, which outline best practices and methods for forensic science.

Check out our media page to learn more about our services and the cases Dr. Dirkmaat has worked on throughout his career! 

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Dennis Dirkmaat,
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Michael Hochrein,
FBI (Ret.)

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