This course will be taught by Patsy R. Lightle, retired Capt. of SLED SVU, now the Child Death Investigations Training Director of the University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center.
This is an interactive course for investigators tasked with the responsibilities of
investigating and documenting child death/homicide cases. The training will include the
investigation and documentation of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome versus Suffocation, Abusive
Head Trauma, Neglect/Failure to Thrive, Battered Child Syndrome, and other types of child
deaths. This course is designed to help participants identify the complexity of child death
investigations to include crime scene documentation and corroboration of statements, the
importance of timelines, comparison of caretaker’s statements to medical and forensic
evidence, interview techniques, checklist for investigators, and the importance of court
preparation. PowerPoint, lecture, and written exercise will be utilized for this course.
Who should attend? Law Enforcement
Continuing Education Credits: This training has been approved by the SC Criminal
Justice Academy for 18 hours of continuing education credits for law enforcement
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