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Crime Scene Investigation: Medical and Legal Considerations

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What: CSIDT (Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists) – International Conference Medical and Legal Considerations in Crime Scene Investigations

Where: Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center

701W. Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90831

March 29 & 30, 2013


Mack S. House Jr. HU1-828-380-9955U

Douglas Bannister U1-828-308-6670

Conference is in classroom setting, therefore seating is limited. Please register early.

How Much: Standard Tuition: $ 225.00 U.S.

Registration must be submitted no later than- March 22, 2013

Registration includes:

Course Manual (includes copyright material)


Certificate of Completion


Room reservations ~ Special Rates do apply for this event.

Who should attend:

Law Enforcement Officers, Dive Educators, Crime Scene Investigators, Forensic Nurses, First Responders, Firefighters and medical/legal professionals.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Published Author Mack S. House Jr.: CSIDT-International, Published Author in Underwater Forensics Commercial Scientific Diving, International Speaker, Consultant and Recognized Expert in Underwater Forensics. Active Member and Forensic Expert with International Crime Scene Investigators Association ( ) and Forensic Experts Incorporated ( ).

Douglas Bannister: CSIDT-International, Senior Diving Instructor, speaker and Senior CSIDT Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists. His career in Diving includes Open Water through Scuba Diving Instructor Trainer for recreational Diving,A retired EMT-Intermediate in the State of NY, Extensive experience with the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

Attendees must attend the conference in its entirety, as well as submitting the evaluation forms, to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists International guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

CSIDT-I activities do not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved.

Graphic photographs are used for clarification purposes only.


Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists International

The North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, Law Enforcement Officer Certificate Program, either at the intermediate or advanced level”.

Day 1 Crime Scene Investigations ~Medical Legal Considerations

08:00 AM ~ Registration

8:30 AM ~ Introduction to course and class participants

8:45 AM ~ The “CSI Effect” on the jury and the judicial system. Introduction to

Underwater Forensics- “Technology at the Waters Edge”.

9:00 AM ~ Medico Legal ~ The importance of Confidentiality in crime scene Investigations and the importance of Legal considerations. The Crime Scene is First a Medical Concern then a legal Concern.

10:00 AM ~ Break

11:00 AM ~ The submerged Victim and Anatomical documentation procedures ~

12:00 PM ~ Lunch ~

1:00 PM ~ The submerged Victim and Anatomical documentation procedures ~

2:00 PM Infant Death Scene Investigation

Sudden Infant Death vs. Unexplained Infant Death

2:30 PM ~ Accidental death? Assumptions are very serious and avoidable mistakes

for the land based CSI, but more especially for the Diver Technologists.

3:30 PM~ Break

3:45 PM~ Open Forum

4:30 PM ~ Adjournment

Day 2 Crime Scene Investigations ~Medical Legal Considerations

8:00 AM ~ Registration

8:30 AM ~ Welcome and review

8:45 AM ~ The submerged Victim and Anatomical documentation procedures ~

[Postmortem Wounding and the six stages of decomposition]

Absence of digestive enzymes in the submerged victim and the effects of

Specific foods, Rx and liquids that were ingested ante mortem.

9:45 AM~ Break

10:00 AM ~ Rules of Evidence and the CSIDT Chain of Custody and Containment.

[weapon and body containers]

10:45 AM ~ Break

11:00 AM ~ Advanced Documentation ~ Clear, Concise, Grammatically Correct

[CSIDT Protocols in Divers Logbook]

12:00 Lunch

1:00 PM ~ Case review – regarding the submerged victim and thorough Crime Scene

Investigation Protocols. A systematic review of primary protocols and the importance of teamwork

between the land based CSI and the Diver Technologist.

2:00 PM ~ Break

2:15 PM ~ The focus on traumatic experiences includes LEO’s.

Psychological considerations – a closer look at PTSD, Critical Incident Stress.

Law Enforcement Officer Suicide rates, why is there an increase?

4:00 PM ~ Certificates and Adjournment[Text Wrapping Break]

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Please make checks payable to Mack S. House Jr.

Please email registration information to HUcsidt1@gmail.comU

Please mail registration form along with Tuition- check.

PO Box 519, Castlewood Va. 24224

For special food requirements, contact:

Irene Bahanovich

Catering Sales Manager

701W. Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90831

Direct Line: (562) 983-3405

Fax Line: (562) 983-3478

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