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Online Outdoor Crime Scene Reconstruction: Advanced Methods II

Primary Course Instructors: Michael J Hochrein, Special Agent FBI, Ret.

This continuing education course is intended to provide participants with a more in-depth understanding of the subject of crime scene mapping, previously introduced in Outdoor Crime Scene Reconstruction: Introduction and Overview. Advanced Methods Pt II is a comprehensive examination of the mapping techniques used in outdoor crime scene recovery and reconstruction.

This course will be presented by Michael Hochrein and will cover three modules. The first looks at the use of archaeology and geotaphonomy in reconstructing outdoor crime scenes and examines the core principles that are required when using these archaeological tools. The second examines the methods used in outdoor crime scene mapping and includes an informative video training vignette outlining the essential equipment and instruments required when mapping crime scenes. The third module provides a basic overview of remote sensing’s use in crime scene searches and includes a number of exciting case studies that provide examples of necessary remote sensing techniques.

You will be able to proceed at your own pace through the lecture series which will be available through the Teachable online platform. In order to obtain continuing education credit, HD Forensics is utilizing software provided by Teachable to monitor the percentage of video viewed. Participants must view 90% of a module video in order to progress on with the course. If you are interested in receiving CE credit through another organization, please let us know and we will look into it further.

Participants are encouraged to email questions to or

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Outdoor Crime Scene Reconstruction: Introduction and Overview and/or Outdoor Crime Scene Reconstruction: Advanced Methods Pt I, we suggest taking the time to look at those courses too!

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*Approved for 8 hours of PA Coroners Continuing Education Credit*

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