In recent years, laws pertaining to animal cruelty have evolved significantly.
Actions that were previously considered non-offenses are now being prosecuted on misdemeanor and felony levels. Because these convictions can carry significant sentences, juries expect to see the same level of crime scene processing and evidence handling that would be applied to crimes against humans.
This course is an introduction to animal crime scene investigations. The purpose of the course is to give participants an overview of procedures and protocols used when processing an animal crime scene and various types of associated evidence. The steps for processing of crime scenes are taught from a human forensics perspective as these are the same regardless of species, although animal-specific evidence and situations are emphasized.
This course is delivered in partnership with The University of Florida.
This course covered topics that I was aware of but knew little about so far as the techniques and technology are concerned. The course provided an excellent detailed overview of the methods and technology. Well done.
Peter Johnson , 2020 participant
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Know how to approach a crime scene in a safe and cautious manner in order to minimize the loss or damage of evidence.
- Be able to properly document the scene through various methods, conduct a search of the scene, and properly collect and package evidence.
- Understand various processing and presumptive test methods that can be utilized at the scene and gain a basic understanding of the types of laboratory testing that may be available.
- Understand the types of evidence that can be expected on various types of animal scenes, additional documentation that may be necessary and case studies given as example of what forensic science can offer in the prosecution of animal offenses.
- Processing the crime scene
- Forensic photography
- Forensic entomology & forensic botany
- Genetic methodologies (DNA)
- Blood, serology, ballistics
What is a TimeOnline?
Flexible and accessible online CPD
TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course. Earn 10-20 CPD points with completion of each TimeOnline course.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
Submitted for RACE Approval - 20 CE hours
This course has been resubmitted for RACE approval. We anticipate it will get approved for 20 CE hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call CVE +61 2 9351 7979 for further questions.
The CVE has partnered with the University of Florida to deliver a series of short online courses making up the Animal Forensic Continuing Education Program.
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