W8: Death Investigations in the Military: Case Studies From Around the World


Pre-Registration Required — $200 w/registration; $250 workshop only

Monday, February 17, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6.75 CE Hours


Learning Overview: After attending this presentation, attendees will understand: (1) processing a variety of death scenes; (2) forensic capabilities of military investigators; (3) investigative considerations in foreign countries; (4) coordination with international agencies; (5) domestic violence impact on child death; (6) staged suicide; (7) scene reconstruction; and (8) laboratory capabilities.

Impact on the Forensic Science Community: This presentation will impact the forensic science community through detailed accounts of a variety of death investigations as described by Army Special Agents who participated in the cases. The investigations represent various circumstances and illustrate the worldwide capabilities and responsibilities of military investigative agencies, along with legal and laboratory support.

Program Description: Investigators from the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division specializing in forensic science will present seven case studies illustrating a wide variety of death investigations spanning the globe. Additionally, a representative from the Army’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps will provide an overview of the military criminal justice system. The United States military crime lab representatives will share their expeditionary capabilities in support of Department Of Defense investigations worldwide.


Targeted Audience: Criminalistics, General, Jurisprudence, Pathology/Biology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Knowledge Level Required: Intermediate (some knowledge of subject presented)
Expected Handout Length: 120 pages