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Death Investigation Microcredential

The Death Investigation microcredential provides knowledge needed in the employment field for crime scene and medical examinations involving a death. This microcredential is great for students enrolled in 4-year programs at SUNY Canton and/or individuals employed by military police and sworn law enforcement. Students must complete 6 credits to complete the credential. Students should enroll in the 3-credit required JUST 320, Medico-Legal Investigation of Death class and then select one of the two optional 3-credit classes based on career interest.


  • Current students
  • Outside professionals (sworn law enforcement, military police)


  • Online
  • Face to face

Time to Complete

  • Months
  • 6 credit hours


  • Advances in forensic science
  • Cold case investigative procedures
  • Crime classification
  • Injury and wound interpretation
  • Investigative tool analysis
  • Post Mortem Changes
  • Victim Identification

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