Pennsylvania Coroner’s Basic Education (Medicolegal Death Investigation) Class

Primary Course Instructors: Michael J. Hochrein, Special Agent FBI, Ret., and Dennis C. Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA

This two day course will be offered in August. 


“Understanding Crime Scene Diagramming” is an introductory course for crime scene and death scene investigators, analysts, and attorneys with no, or limited, experience in the documentation of indoor and outdoor crime scenes using three-dimensional mapping techniques.  The two day, (16 credit hours), course is designed to introduce the investigator to crime scene mapping technology by presenting the fundamental principles which underlie even the most sophisticated devices.

The mapping, or diagramming, of most crime scenes remains a too often overlooked, or short cut, aspect of the documentation process.  It remains, however, an absolute requirement in association with, and in support of, crime scene photography and narrative descriptions.  This course demonstrates the importance of diagramming toward the reconstruction and interpretation of the crime scene, incident, and event.  Through lecture, case histories, and practical exercises, participants learn how a variety of mapping techniques can be accomplished with inexpensive instruments at most scenes.  Further, this short course shows how the same principles behind the “low-tech” procedures are the bases of operating sophisticated electronic measuring devices.

Dec 10-12


*Approved for 15.25 ABMDI continuing education credit hours*

Course Location: Gettysburg, PA


Course Participants: Individuals over 18yrs of age.

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