Join Andrea Zaferes of TeamLGS and her team of experts at CCAW for hands-on training for investigating aquatic homicides staged as accidental drownings.

Cost: $35.00 per session. A payment or purchase order must be on file by March 20, 2020 to reserve your place in these sessions.

Restrictions: These sessions are restricted to law enforcement, prosecutors, investigators.

Cancellations: Refunds will be given for cancellations through March 20, 2020. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after March 20, 2020

Register:You will be able to add these workshops during the registration process. To add these workshops to a previous registration, click the link below, and select 'modify registration.' You will need your reference number, which can be found here in your registration confirmation email.


Interactive sessionregistrants are also required to attend “When Water is Used as a Weapon: Homicides Staged as Drowning Accidents or Suicides, Pt. 1 & 2” on Monday, 5/18, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

INTERACTIVE- Aquatic Crimes Against Women Staged as Noncriminal Bathtub Deaths
Location: Executive Suite
Description: *Paid pre-registration required. Restricted to law enforcement, investigators, and prosecutors.*Aquatic crimes against women (ACAW) are often staged as noncriminal bathtub deaths. In this hands-on workshop, you will work a bathtub homicide case and learn how to document the victim’s body, critical scene evidence, and reporting party evidence. Skills will include photographing wet/damp evidence, interviewing suspects of ACAW, identifying important injury and postmortem physiology artifacts, and applying a practical investigative framework with a bathtub case investigation form you can bring to your department. Bring note-taking tools and a clipboard.

INTERACTIVE- Aquatic Crimes Against Women Staged as Noncriminal Swimming Pool & Open water Deaths *REPEATS*
Location: Hotel Pool
Description: *Paid pre-registration required. Restricted to law enforcement, investigators, and prosecutors.* Just as fire investigators and crash reconstructionists need training to recognize, identify, document, and investigate crimes in those arenas, anyone working cases involving confined or open water needs training on the realities of what happens to living and dead bodies in water, the drowning process, how to determine truthfulness and deception in reporting party statements, processing aquatic scenes, recovering small submerged evidence, packaging submerged bodies, processing submerged evidence for prints and DNA, and more. This hands-on workshop will provide skill practicals that include optional in-water experiences. Non-swimmers welcome. Bring sunglasses, sun protection, note-taking tools, and if you want to be in the pool, bring a bathing suit.