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Professor of Chemistry, Director of Curricular Programs for the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute at Syracuse University
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Kathleen Corrado, Brian Ehret, Robert Stoppacher, Jonathan Adelman, James Crill, Ulrich Englich, James Hewett, Michael Marciano, Robert Silver, James T. Spencer, Michael B. Sponsler, Corri Zoli
The Advanced Certificate in Medicolegal Death Investigation is a 12-credit program that offers instruction that can be tailored to a wide variety of professionals who may either directly or tangentially become involved in cases of deaths that require investigation. In addition to those in the medicolegal field, this includes primary responders (police officers, paramedics, etc.), coroners, funeral directors, forensic scientists, and medical and legal personnel. Knowledge gained in this certificate will help these professionals to aid the investigation in death cases by preserving evidence, providing suitable documentation, and appropriately interacting with others at the scene or involved in the case. In the case of legal professionals, the knowledge will aid their interpretation of medical examiner reports and help them to know what questions to ask. Thus, this certificate program will help these various people become more effective in their own professions as it intersects with death investigation.