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Mass Disaster Scene Reconstruction
July 15 - July 18$950
This course is presented in conjunction with HD Forensics.
The goal of the course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of how to conduct the most efficient and effective processing of a large-scale disaster scene involving multiple human victims. Nationally-recognized standards (Weldon Spring and Clarence Center Protocols) developed, tested, and published by the course directors will be presented and demonstrated. The course will begin with a history of past recovery efforts at incidents such as the USAir Flight 427, ColganAir Flight 3407, and United Flight 93 (9/11), followed by an in-depth discussion of prioritization of the various types of evidence associated with these incidents and scenes. Considerable time will be spent demonstrating and utilizing the multiple levels of scene documentation efforts as well as mapping equipment including electronic total stations, high-end GPS units, 3D scanners, and mapping and documentation drones. A mock scene involving the detonation of a vehicle with animal proxies within will serve the purpose of allowing participants to implement all protocols and techniques discussed through the use of all mapping and documentation equipment in order to process the large-scale disaster scene. Dirkmaat is a board-certified forensic anthropologist that has completed nearly 700 forensic anthropology cases (surface-scatters of human remains, buried bodies, and fatal fire cases). Hochrein is a retired FBI agent who has worked on many high-profile cases such as the Oklahoma City and the Boston marathon bombers.
Special Offer: $150 discount if you sign up before March 31st! (Discount Code: HDFORENSICS)