District Attorney Investigator (Retired) San Diego County District Attorney
In this workshop attendees will receive a comprehensive review of burn injuries and their investigation. The presenter will illustrate both wet and dry burn pattern injuries and discuss how to determine their causation. Topics covered in this presentation will also include types of burns, accidental vs. intentional injury, evidence collection and crime scene processing, re-creation techniques, interview and interrogation of witnesses and suspects, and trial preparation. The importance of first responders will be discussed along with case examples. Evidence collection and scene investigation are covered throughout the presentation using case studies. A practical exercise with blue dye involving student participants will also be conducted by the presenter.