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As the current pandemic has led many schools and courses to avoid in-person gatherings in favor of online instruction, HD Forensics is doing everything it can to adapt to the situation in a safe and appropriate manner. In an effort to stay on top of proper guidelines and procedures, we have had to cancel the majority of our in-person courses. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and are available via our contact form if you have any questions concerning your registration.


However, please stay tuned, as we are currently working on online versions of select short courses that will be available this summer! Course options are coming soon! 

 HD Forensics had planned to offer a series of short courses during the summer of 2020 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, from surface-scatters, to buried body features, fatal fire scenes, and even mass disaster scenes. 


While our courses have been cancelled for this year, we plan to offer the full slate of courses in the summer of 2021 (dates are currently TBA). A preview of the courses can be found in the links below! 

 Upcoming 2021 Courses

  • Basic Forensic Surveying and Total Station Operations 

  • Core Principles and Practices 

  • Basics of Human Osteology 

  • Forensic Analysis of Human Dentition

  • Forensic Archaeology and Outdoor Scene Recovery

  • Fatal Fire and Mass Disaster Reconstruction 

  • Basics of Indoor Processing 




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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