Infant & Child Death Investigations
*** Law Enforcement Only***
Oregon Peace Officers Association and Tualatin Police Department
Date and Time:
June 8, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. Check-in)
$65 dollars for current OPOA Members, $85 for non-members (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)
Tualatin Police Department
8650 SW Tualatin Rd. Tualatin, OR 97062
Jennifer is a Board Certiﬁed Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties. She is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/trauma experience. Schindell is a past instructor for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, UC Riverside Forensic Nursing Program Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus Anthropology program. She received a Master’s in Medical Anthropology from Oregon State University with a focus on physiology. Her thesis research project was a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigations.
Students will learn about current best practice guidelines - and specific challenges faced by law enforcement - in the setting of infant death investigation. Critical investigation components will be discussed in detail using a case-review approach and a focus will be placed on the value of a diligent and thoughtful approach to these complex and challenging cases. Students will be introduced to practical infant growth & development considerations as well as the importance of medical & social history acquisition. The roles of both patrol first responders and detectives will be addressed. Collaboration with EMS, medical staff and medical examiner representatives will be emphasized
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