Summary of Ronnie Schwin’s suggested coroner curriculum and training. Schwin is the chief forensic investigator for the Arkansas State Crime Lab.
Definition: A basic medicolegal death investigation course designed for the coroners and investigators tasked with investigating deaths.
This course would give the death investigator a basic knowledge of infant death scenes.
This course focuses on how a death investigator processes a scene.
This course would aid the death investigator in preparing coroner reports and other documents required by the Medical Examiner.
This course prepares the coroner for the stressful task of communicating with the families of deceased individuals.
This course stresses the importance of teamwork during death investigations.
This training is designed to give the death investigator knowledge to recognize trauma or injuries that may be subtle.
This course is intended to prepare the coroner for a mass casualty event and to inform them of available resources.
This is an overview of the organ procurement process.
This course helps the death investigator cope with the stress of investigating traumatic events.
This course focuses on the proper techniques used for body recovery. Transportation and evidence custody issues are also covered in this course.
This lecture gives the coroner an overview of the resources available through the State Crime Lab.