This three day course provides an introduction to explosives and their hazards: This session will identify the difference between high and low explosives and their chemical components. The students will learn the hazards associated with explosives and how to investigate properly, covering the following topics;

Explosive Material: Commercial explosives, military explosives, and explosive powders, theory of explosives and how this information can assist in investigations.

Improvised Explosive Devices (IED): This session will introduce the student to the various items that are used in the homemade, manufacturing process.

Introduction to Basic Electricity: How electricity is used in the manufacturing of explosive devices, different types of materials are used for initiation systems when making improvised explosive devices.

Chemical – Biological: Differing types of chemical/biological weapons and how they may be deployed.

Crime Scene Management: Review of the proper techniques for processing an explosive crime scene including the proper procedures for distance – how far a crime scene may extend.

Hands-On Explosive Crime Scene Searching: Hands on participation in the processing of a simulated crime scene where an improvised device has been used. All methods of classroom instruction will be put to use. At the end of the exercise the students will be able to present their theories of what caused the explosion, and what was used in the manufacturing of the