Writers’ Police Academy Online’s December 2020 Schedule

The December 2020 class lineup is amazing and the instructors are stellar. The combination is a live and interactive seminar designed for writers by writers.

To sweeten the pot, international bestselling author Tami Hoag wraps up the daylong session with a unique opportunity to learn insider writing tips from one of the best in the writing business!

Schedule and Class order:
(All times are EST)

10:30 a.m. – Login and Test
10:45 – Welcome

11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Little Known Facts About Crime Scenes – Instructor, Lisa Black
An in-depth look at the problems and challenges with crime scene evidence such as fingerprints, arson, bite marks, and more.




12:20 – 12:50

12:50 – 2:10
Sleuthing the Clues in Staged Homicides – Instructor, Katherine Ramsland
Death scenes have been staged in a variety of ways, and it takes an observant investigator to spot the signs. It might be a 911 call, an inconsistency between the scene and the narrative, an uncharacteristic suicide note, or a distinctive signature that signals something not quite right. Some set-ups have been ingenious! Ramsland uses cases to illustrate actual staged scenes, and describes the types of skills investigators need to be able to spot and reconstruct staged incidents.

2:20 – 3:40
The Call You Get is Not Always the Call You Get: When a Routine Death Investigation Crosses State Lines and Multiple Jurisdictions – Instructor, Lisa Provost
Case Study: On Valentine’s Day 2014 the staff of a dialysis clinic were worried. One of their elderly patients had missed three appointments. They called 911 and asked if officers could go check on their patient, wondering if maybe he’d fallen and needed assistance. When officers arrived on scene, they found the elderly patient deceased from an apparent medical apparatus failure. At least that’s what it looked like at first…

3:50 – 5:10
Not Just the Facts, Ma’am – Instructor, #1 International Bestselling Author Tami Hoag
How to take all your newfound knowledge of police and forensic work and carefully weave it into the tapestry of your story.






Final words

Sign up today to take advantage of the early bird special rate of only $99 ($125 after December 1, 2020).


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