MTSU workshop can guide death investigators at dan...

MTSU workshop can guide death investigators at dangerous scenes

MTSU’s 2015 Death Scene Investigation Workshop, set Wednesday, April 22, wants to help the people who examine highly dangerous sites of deaths stay safe while they do their jobs.

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The free workshop, called “Death Scene Investigation: Know Your Risks,” is presented by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education and will be held in the Student Union Ballroom.

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It’s open to the public but will be of special interest to those in law enforcement agencies, first responders such as emergency medical services and fire personnel, social workers 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 help investigators learn how to examine highly dangerous death scenes, including methamphetamine labs, scenes of carbon monoxide and dioxide poisoning, electrocution, infectious disease and more.

Attendees also will be able to earn Continuing Education Unit or Continuing Professional Education credits for the workshop.

You can register for the workshop here; more information is available at, and the day’s agenda is available here.

MTSU’s FIRE, established in 2006, brings forensic science and other experts to campus for special lectures and provides educational and training opportunities for law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, attorneys, social workers, and other groups in forensic science and homeland security.

For more information on this workshop or other FIRE programs and events, contact the FIRE offices at 615-494-7713 or visit

— Gina E. Fann (