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Investigating the Submerged Victim: Underwater Forensics
ChrisDuboisCharles - 8/24/2015 3:46 PM
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Mack S. House Jr.
Chris Dubois-Charles
Shane McClung
Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists International &
September 25th & 26th, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn
4075 SW 33PL, Gainsville, Florida 32608

Multi State Approved for Continuing Education Points

Registration must be made by September 18th

Open to the Public ~ must be 18 years of age or older

Conference Contacts:
Chris Dubois-Charles 1-519-755-4131 or
Mack S. House Jr. cell 1-828-380-9955 or skype 1-828-380-1132 or

- It is through educating the public, that we find a better understanding of the legal system
- Teamwork provides the best investigative process in any department and the Diver Technologist is no different than that of the land based CSI. Because the Diver Technologist must implement a unique investigative process that adapt to the underwater environment, crime scene investigations no longer end at the water’s edge. These necessary adaptations add to the land-based CSI arsenal of “weapons” he/she may use, providing additional ways to process the crime scene, eliminating many problems that are associated with the submerged victim.

"The recovery of human remains or submerged victim is no different than any other
crime scene investigation. You still have a crime scene, a victim and a suspect".
Hayden Baldwin ~ retired Illinois State Police ~

A Crime Scene is First a Medical concern, then Legal

“We are too much accustomed to attribute to a single cause that which is the product of several, and
the majority of our controversies come from that” (Marcus Aurelius)

Conference fee: $125.00
Please register online at: through PayPal
Registration deadline: September 18th

All participants will receive:
CSIDTI Training/Review Manual
Case Review Documentation example forms
PowerPoint text overview
Certificate of Attendance
Snacks and beverages throughout each day

1. Mack S. House Jr. CSIDT- International
Published Author in Underwater Forensics, Reputed International Speaker and Recognized Expert in Underwater Forensics. Active Member and Forensic Expert with International Crime Scene Investigators Association and Forensic Experts Incorporated. Active Member of The International Diver Safety Standards Commission. Also featured in: Tru-TV; “The C.S.I. Effect” by Katherine Ramsland; Contributing writer for ICSIA News Letter. Experience includes; Autopsy Assistant, Tissue Recovery Technician FDA, Certified Anesthesia Technician ASATT, North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer- CSI, Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer CSI – Matthews North Carolina, Crew Chief North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician, and Sole Designer ASME-2 person Submarine, Sole Designer of CSIDT Surface Support Vessel-Exceeding U.S. Coast Guard, ADCI and OSHA guidelines. ACLS, CPR Instructor, Expert Witness in Criminal Court-NC, Master Diver-PADI-NASDS
2. Chris Dubois-Charles, CSIDT- I and WAWFE
3. Shane McClung, CSIDT- I

Disclosures to Participants:
- The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity
- Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists International guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias
- Accredited status does not imply endorsement by any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity
- No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives or the content of this activity
- It is expected that no presentation will relate to products governed by the Food and Drug Administration. But, during the course of this activity, if there is discussion related to such products, FDA-approved and non-approved uses will be disclosed to participants
- CSIDT-I activities do not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved

PowerPoint presentations will Not contain graphic images,
as this session is open to the general public 

Curriculum - Day 1
8:00AM Registration ~ Snacks and beverages throughout the day
8:30 The Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologist and the
Land Based Crime Scene Investigator “The CSI Effect”
9:15 Precipitating Events: First Responders - Fire Dept. & EMS;
Technology at the Water’s Edge
9:45 The Importance of Women in Forensics ~ WAWFE
(Worldwide Association of Women Forensic Experts)
10:15 The Human Model: Diver Education ~ beyond the text book
11:00 Break
11:15 Theoretical and Practical applications in crime scene investigations
12:15 PM Lunch
1:15 The crime scene from the Diver Technologist point of view
2:15 Break
2:30 Containment of the Victim and Evidence; Variables in the
body cooling rate; medication and post mortem wounding
3:15 Break
3:30 The question: Sensory Deprivation and its relationship to panic;
Critical Incident; PTSD and Suicide in Law Enforcement
4:30PM Open forum

Curriculum - Day 2
8:00AM Registration ~ Snacks and beverages throughout the day
8:30 Review and summation of day one
9:00 Workshop – Pool Side Training
10:30 Break
10:45 Poolside Workshop cont’d
12:30PM Lunch
1:30 Poolside Workshop cont’d
4:00PM Open forum; Certificates Awarded; Adjournment

ALL programs must be attended in their entirety in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance

The Training Manuals, including PowerPoint text that accompanies this curriculum, are Pre Publication
and are therefore considered Proprietary by the Author, Mack S. House Jr., CSIDT International
and is protected by Copy Right Laws©