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Predetermined Manners – Don’t do this!

Midweek training episodes are short-focused training to help you become a better investigator and human.  These short tips are a production of the Coroner Talk podcast and the Death Investigation Training Academy.  Training tips are given each week by an Academy instructor or industry peer. 

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Treat all death with some level of suspicion

Midweek training episodes are short-focused training to help you become a better investigator and human.  These short tips are a production of the Coroner Talk podcast and the Death Investigation Training Academy.  Training tips are given each week by an Academy instructor or industry peer. 

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Manner Classification – Not as simple as you might think.

Midweek training episodes are short-focused training to help you become a better investigator and human.  These short tips are a production of the Coroner Talk podcast and the Death Investigation Training Academy.  Training tips are given each week by an Academy instructor or industry peer. 

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Avoid These Scene Mistakes

Due to the very nature of sudden and/or violent deaths, many things can and do go wrong in the first few hours after discovery.  Death scenes have a way of bringing together many individuals with various responsibilities and experiences.  This unique group can consist of uniformed officers, detectives, crime scene investigators, forensic experts, coroner investigators,…

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Dangers of Hoarding

Hoarding is a psychological condition that results in a person accumulating an enormous amount of trash and things of little-to-no value, or worse, more animals than can be properly cared for. Hoarding of any kind can pose several dangers to the occupant and neighbors, and certainly to animals if they are involved. These hazards can be deadly, and…

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Get up – Don’t be Blue

A few years ago, the third Monday in January was labeled Blue Monday by many experts in the mental health field. But no matter what day of the week it occurs on, Anita Agers-Brooks, common trauma expert, and author of Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over, believes January 21st is a good barometer to predict the…

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What Now – Navigating the aftermath of homicide and suicide

After having to identify her husband by his severed head, Jan Canty started a life journey of discovering what being a survivor of violent crime is like.  In this episode we discuss the crime that changed her life forever and what she has done to survive this journey.  One accomplishment is her new book What Now…

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Understanding Blood Patterns with Jeff Gentry

In this episode I talk with Jeff Gentry about the importance of understanding blood stains. You don’t have to be an expert to recognize something is not adding up.  We also discuss his new online courses and a new Blood Pattern Guide he has written.  Links to all  material discussed can be found below. New Guide to Blood…

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Introducing the all new MDI Investigator Course ep310

In this episode, I introduce the all-new and expanded Medicolegal Death Investigator classroom course.  The course has a new location, new training, and many additional perks and features.  You can learn more about the course and the updates at: https://ditacademy.org/mldi/

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Don’t F*up the Crime Scene

On this episode, I am a guest on the Don’t F*up the Crime Scene Podcast with Kevin Hearst.  You can find more of his show at – https://www.spreaker.com/show/dont-fuck-up-the-crime-scene I also introduce the all-new Medicolegal Death Investigator classroom course.  New location, new training, new experience.  Check it out at https://ditacademy.org/mldi/

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