The Encyclopedia of Underwater Investigations Independent Study Certification Course book is designed as a self-study companion certification course to the Encyclopedia of Underwater Investigations.
This course is a compilation of materials taught to many nationally and internationally recognized law enforcement and public safety agencies. Until now, this course was offered only in a classroom setting to such agencies as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Canadian and American Armed Forces, and many other police, fire department, and rescue agencies throughout North America.
The certification course helps individuals think like a professional investigator and draw accurate conclusions about actual criminal cases. It covers not only the material presented in the Encyclopedia textbook, but challenges the course participant to think in new and unconventional directions about the basic principles of underwater and water-related investigations. Upon completion of the course, course participants who score a minimum of 80% on the final examination will be eligible for Underwater Investigator's Certification from Public Safety Dive Services.
Approximately 40 hours of study will be required to successfully complete this course. Attention must be given to detail in order to develop a thorough understanding of the principles involved in this highly specialized type of investigation.
Throughout the course you will be challenged not only to learn the materials on the pages of the textbook, Encyclopedia of Underwater Investigations but to understand the principles set forth and be able to come to your own conclusions on actual criminal cases.
Pair the Independent Study Certificate Course book with the Encyclopedia of Underwater Investigations textbook.
On many occasions, you may not understand specific words, terms, or phrases. Great care has been taken to ensure that these terms are defined within the area of text that the question refers to or within the Glossary of Terms at the end of the textbook, The Encyclopedia of Underwater Investigations, Second Edition.
Please ensure that you carefully read all instructions and complete each question with the same care you would give to an actual investigation. Your ability to pass this course is related directly to the time and the care that you put into these studies.
The Independent Study Certification Course is designed as a self-study exam. It is a companion volume to the Encyclopedia of Underwater Investigations, Second Edition
. Upon completion of the course, participants who score a minimum of 80% on the final examination will be eligible for Underwater Investigator Certification by Public Safety Dive Services.
*An additional certificate fee is required by Public Safety Dive Services.
Table of Contents
- About the Course
- Getting Started
- Body Recovery
- Investigation of Death
- Recovering Skeletal Remains
- Body Recovery
- Reporting Procedures
- Scuba Facility-Accident Investigation
- Firearms Recovery
- Aircraft Recovery
- Vehicle Reocvery
- Court Testimony
- The Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence
- Medicolegal Terms and Definitions
- Student Score Sheet
Product number D0487-A