North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Crime Scene Staging

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, Patrol Officers, Supervisors

Course Goal:

The goal of this course is to introduce crime scene staging history, theory, field detection techniques, and investigative practice towards increasing the number of solved staged murder cases and decreasing the number of unsolved staged murder cases.

Course Objectives:

1. Explore the history and foundation of crime scene staging research and theory.
2. Analyze staged crime scenes and the associated behavioral patterns that can be used to help resolve the case.
3. Analyze staged cases that are factually strong, but legally weak in relation to how to strengthen circumstantial evidence. 
4. Analyze how research-based scientific homicide investigation is the most effective way to investigate staged cases.
5. Demonstrate comprehension and ability to synthesize critical conflict-resolution-benefit in written format. 
6. Demonstrate ability to consider alternatives to solving staged cases outside the crime scene, such as using the conflict-resolution-benefit model to synthesize before, during, and after offender behaviors.



Course Requirements:

100% Attendance 

Dual Registration & Fee:

Fee: $195.00

  1. Register and pay fee at
  2. Register for ALL NCJA classes (online, traditional, web-based) on our North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.




Course Coordinator:

Casson Reynolds

Length of Course:

3 days - 24 hours



Agency Limit: 3

CICP Credit