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College Enrichment Courses

At Second Look, most of our                      are current or former college adjunct instructors.  We know the educational value of enrichment courses that offer students a chance to interact with current practitioners of their chosen field of study. Our enrichment courses are condensed and toned down versions of the same courses we offer to police and detectives. They are designed to offer students a chance to see and understand those theories in actual practice that they are learning through their normal studies.

Our enrichment courses are designed as 8 hour workshops and are offered through the week or if requested on Saturdays. This is also a good chance to offer the same training to local law enforcement which also allows students to interact with other local professionals.

Tuition may be paid by a set fee regardless of the number of participants or through individual student tuition. Please                         for further information.

Courses Offered
College Enrichment Courses Offered
Enrichment (Staged Scenes)
Investigating Staged Crime Scenes

This course introduces crime scene staging; that is, a scene or evidence intentionally altered by the offender for some reason. Crime scene staging is discussed from an investigative and crime scene  processing perspective and focuses on the three main types of staging that are encountered in criminal investigations: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Within the typology or Primary staging are two sub-types; Ad-Hoc (spur of the moment) and Premeditated (pre-planned). Students learn how to recognize the red flags used to determine if a scene has been staged and will learn how to better understand the dynamics of these events. This course discuss the nature of “staging” provides a greater understanding and additional data concerning the act of crime scene staging as applied to the investigative equation, “Why + How = Who.” 

Course Instruction Topics:

Course Length:

Eight (16) hours.



Enrichnment (Death Inv)
Forensic Aspects of Death Investigation

This course about death investigations that goes beyond examining homicide scenes to include suicides, accidental, natural, and those deaths in which the manner cannot be established. Actions taken during the initial response and initial actions upon arrival at the scene often make the difference in whether or not a case is solved. Also important to the investigation is scene management, the three major elements in death investigations, key death scene investigation practices, the importance of documentation, and the crime scene’s impact on case solvability factors.

Discussion includes interactions between the Coroner/Medical Examiner and law enforcement with emphasis on roles, responsibilities, and a teamwork approach leading to effective communication that is crucial to resolution of death investigations. Recognizing and obtaining investigative clues/leads from early and late body tissue changes that occur after death, how they are influenced by environmental conditions, and their application to time since death determination can give critical information in the course of the investigation. Considerations when investigating deaths by suicide, asphyxia and child physical abuse are also discussed. This is a comprehensive course with instruction on the following subjects:

Course Instruction Topics:

  1. Initial Response

  2. Crime Scene and Forensic Evidence/Examinations

  3. Establishing/Defining the Crime Scene

  4. Secondary Crime Scenes

  5. Preliminary Investigation

  6.  Working with the ME

  7. Cause of Death v. Manner of Death

  8. Time of Death

  9. Changes After Death

  10. Wound Recognition

  11. Blunt Force, Gunshot and Sharpe Force Injuries

  12. MOM (Motive, Opportunity, Means)

  13. Suicide

  14. Asphyxia Deaths

  15. Accidental Death

  16. Autoerotic Misadventures

  17. Child Abuse Death/SUID

Course Length:

Eight (8) Hours.



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