Archaeological Violation Investigation Training

This is basic ARPA class for law enforcement officers, archaeologists and prosecutors. An Archaeological Crime Scene Practical Exercise is included. In this exercise, class participants will be required to carry out crime scene investigation and field damage assessment procedures at a mock archaeological crime scene. The following topics are covered:

  • An Overview of Archaeological Resource Crime
  • The Looting, Collecting and Trafficking Network
  • ARPA and Other Federal Statutes
  • Archaeological Crime Scene Investigation
  • Archaeological Damage Assessment
  • Archaeological Crime Factors
  • Archaeological Crime Investigative Methods
  • Archaeological Damage Assessment Methods
  • Archaeological Violation Case Studies