Forensic Sciences: An Overview for Medicolegal Death Investigators
NIJ, through the National Forensic Science Technology Center, is offering the online course "Forensic Sciences: An Overview for Medicolegal Death Investigators." This course will provide medicolegal death investigators with general knowledge of the scope and application of the forensic sciences within the criminal justice system, including crime scene processing and photography, latent fingerprint processing, controlled substances analysis, toxicology, forensic anthropology, forensic entomology, forensic odontology, firearm and tool mark collection and preservation, trace evidence analysis, fire debris analysis, explosives and explosive device identification, and forensic biology (serology/DNA).
American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators offers continuing education credits for this program. Trainees successfully completing the online coursework (80 percent or higher on final assessment) are eligible to apply for up to 16 credit hours.