Thursday, July 11th: Crime Scene: Death Scene Checklist


For most death investigations, you start with a plain notebook and start writing. Wouldn’t it be easier to just fill in the blanks beginning with time assigned to the release of the crime scene? The Checklist is designed to help you investigate a crime scene. It covers bodies found in structures, water, vehicles and open areas; it will put your investigation into a format where the information can be found. This information will also work as a reminder of what needs to be done, to get you thinking and to be more observant, as well as aid in the prosecution of the case. Class participants will be given a code to access the Death Scene Check List free of charge.

Dick Warrington is a crime scene consultant and a Certified Crime Scene Instructor for the Lynn Peavey Company. He conducts classes throughout the U.S., and maintains his popular website, Gizmos & Gadgets ( ). Dick worked for the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office for 25 years where he organized the crime scene unit and was the lead crime scene officer in the Capital Area Major Case Squad. As a regular contributor to Forensic Magazine, Dick’s “Who Says You Can’t Do That” column covers crime scene tips and techniques.