Wednesday, July 23, 2014

[022] Upcoming MTSU workshop can help investigators evaluate death scenes

MURFREESBORO — MTSU’s 2014 Death Scene Investigation Workshop, set Aug. 13-14 on campus, is aiming to help the people who work with death sites get ready to secure, investigate and prosecute deadly crimes.

The free workshop, sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, is open to law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, first responders such as emergency medical services and fire personnel, public defenders and medical examiners.

With the help of professionals from various specialties, including Dr. Hugh Berryman, MTSU professor of anthropology and the director of the Forensic Institute for Research and Education, the workshop will address the role of the medical examiner, forensic anthropology, mass fatalities, drug overdose and child death investigations.

Attendees also can earn Continuing Education Unit or Continuing Professional Education credits for the workshop.

To register for the workshop or get more information, including an agenda, please visit or contact the Forensic Institute for Research and Education, or FIRE, at

The 2014 Death Scene Investigation Workshop is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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