North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Child Death Investigations #3340




March 17-18, 2015 Raleigh
May 5-6, 2015 Edneyville
May 12-13, 2015 - New date Salemburg
June 16-17, 2015 Raleigh

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement officers, investigators, attorneys, medicolegal investigators, crime scene technicians, fire/ rescue and emergency management personnel, and other agency personnel involved in the response to or investigation of child deaths.

Course Goals:

To provide the participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively participate in and/or conduct a thorough child death investigation to include: causes of death, collaborative working relationships, and scene investigations.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:
 - Classify the different causes of death for children and identify the extent of investigation warranted for each.

 - Identify and interpret injuries in child abuse homicides.
 - Identify agencies involved in investigating child deaths and their respective roles.
 - Explain the process for conducting a complete scene investigation for a child death.


This course employs lectures, case examinations, and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions.


You must register for the class by completing this application form and sending it to the campus you will be attending. The address/fax number is on the application.


Course Coordinator:

Russell Strickland

Course Instructor:

Lisa Mayhew


Length of Course:

Two days
16 hours

Other Available Courses:

NCJA Courses


 CICP Accredited Course

LIMIT 4 students per department