Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
VSPA - 0012
2 weeks and 80 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Crime Scene Investigation
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 lab


Advanced Crash Reconstruction builds upon the foundation of crash investigation knowledge gained in prerequisite courses to provide a further understanding of crash investigation and reconstruction techniques. Topics such as kinetic energy, impulse, and Delta V are expanded upon and the topics of conservation of momentum, time/distance, and airborne calculations are studied in more depth than in previous courses. In addition, students will be introduced to pedestrian crash investigation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • be able to investigate and reconstruct motor vehicle crashes.
  • be able to determine possible violations of law.
  • be able to process crash scenes and identify evidence.
  • be able to process crash scenes and identify evidence.
  • be able to solve for speeds of the involved vehicles and when appropriate analyze the crash using time and distance calculations.
  • be able to utilizing related techniques and in compliance with the case law and constitutional requirements.
  • be able to identify the appropriate traffic/criminal charges stemming from the related events.

General Topics:

  • Review of Fundamentls of Crash Investigation
  • General airborne equations
  • Pedestrian Crash Investigation Conservation of momentum both vector and algebraic solutions
  • Time and distance equations and analysis
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials