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Dean A. Beers, CLI, CCDI

Certified Legal Investigator
Asssociates in Forensic Investigations, LLC

Mr. Beers is a recognized expert in the areas of death investigation and personal injury causation. He is the only Board Certified Legal Investigator (CLI) in northern Colorado and Wyoming, and is also a certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations specializing consultations and investigations of all civil Personal Injury, Negligence and Death matters, as well as felony Criminal Defense. He is also a recognized expert on issues involving private investigation.

Biography

Mr. Beers is a recognized expert in the areas of death investigation and personal injury causation. He is the only Board Certified Legal Investigator (CLI) in northern Colorado and Wyoming, and is also a certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations specializing consultations and investigations of all civil Personal Injury, Negligence and Death matters, as well as felony Criminal Defense. He is also a recognized expert on issues involving private investigation. In addition to authoring this book for CRC Press, he continues to speak extensively on investigative techniques and principles and has authored multiple peer-reviewed white papers, self-published "Professional Locate Investigations" and co-developed the distance learning course "Death Investigations for Private Investigators".

In addition, he consults nationally and has provided expert testimony on Protocols of Private Investigation, and Forensic Investigations of Injury Pattern Analysis (including Blood Pattern Analysis) and Death Investigations (including Protocols and Standards), as well as a subject matter expert in Equivocal Death Analysis, Injury Causation, Time of Death, Crime Scene Analysis, Investigative Protocol, Evidence Protocol, and Forensic Photography.

Mr. Beers is the past Board Chairman of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, Region 6 CLI Representative of the National Association of Legal Investigators with a column ‘Forensic Focus’ in NALI's trade magazine ‘The Legal Investigator’, 2nd Vice President of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Member and Forensic Investigations Advisor of the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council, Governor of the Americas for the World Association of Detectives, Affiliate Consultant member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, member of the International Association for Identification, and Mensa USA.  He is also an affiliate member of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators, Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (and editor of the forensic section for The Texas Investigator) and California Association of Licensed Investigators, and host of ‘Facts and Forensics’ on the Global Investigators Media Group.

He authored Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases, released by CRC Press in February 2011, and previously Professional Investigations:  Individual Locates, Backgrounds and Assets & Liabilities.
He founded his agency in 1987 and operates it with his wife Karen S. Beers, BSW, CCDI, with whom he co-developed Death Investigation for Private Investigators online continuing education for 14 states.

Mr. Beers is the Board Chairman of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, Region 6 CLI Representative of the National Association of Legal Investigators with a column ‘Forensic Focus’ in NALI's trade magazine ‘The Legal Investigator’, 3rd Vice President of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Member and Forensic Investigations Advisor of the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council, Governor of the Americas for the World Association of Detectives, Affiliate Consultant member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, International Association for Identification, and Mensa USA.  He is also an affiliate member of both the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators and Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (and editor of the forensic section for The Texas Investigator) and host on the Global Investigators Media Group at www.GIMG.tv.

He began his investigative career in 1987 and operates Associates in Forensic Investigations LLC, with his wife, Karen, also a CCDI and legal investigator certified in Medicolegal Death Investigations.  They have two daughters, a granddaughter and identical twin grandsons.

Education

    Protocols of Private Investigation, and Forensic Investigation of Injury Pattern Analysis, as well as consulted as a subject matter expert in Equivocal Death Analysis, Injury Causation, Time of Death, Crime Scene Analysis, Investigative Protocol, Evidence Protocol, and Forensic Photography

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Legal Investigators and Expert Consultants in Death and Injury Causation in Civil, Criminal and Probate litigation.

Personal Interests

    Family, freedom, firearms and history.

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Practical Methods for Legal Investigations - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

The Legal Investigator - official journal of the National Association of Legal Investigators

Reviewing and Comprehending Autopsy Reports


Published: Dec 16, 2013 by The Legal Investigator - official journal of the National Association of Legal Investigators
Authors: Dean A. Beers, CLI
Subjects: Forensics & Criminal Justice, Medicine

The course of the death investigation has multiple phases including: scene investigation, body assessment, medical records, and the forensic autopsy. This is finalized in three documents: the death certificate, the investigator’s report, and the autopsy report. In order to understand the importance of the autopsy report, and how to interpret it, you should understand how all the other factors influence the report and why you cannot rely on the autopsy report alone.

The Legal Investigator - official journal of the National Association of Legal Investigators

Interpreting Bruises and Related Soft-Tissue Injuries


Published: Oct 01, 2013 by The Legal Investigator - official journal of the National Association of Legal Investigators
Authors: Dean A. Beers, CLI, CCDI
Subjects: Forensics & Criminal Justice, Medicine

Bruising is the result of a blunt force injury and can be related to pattern injury, which may aid in determining the type of weapon or instrument causing the injury and how it may have been inflicted. This may be in use of force, as well as self-inflicted and induced injuries. Like other injuries, bruising may contribute to the circumstances of an incident, as well as support or refute statements and other contributory evidence.

Videos

Dean speaks about his book - Practical Methods for Legal Investigations

Published: Sep 05, 2012

Watch Dean A. Beers, CLI, author of Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases, speak about his book.

Associates in Forensic Investigations - Death and Injury Causation

Published: Sep 05, 2012

Associates in Forensic Investigations LLC is owned by Dean A. Beers, CLI, CCDI and Karen S. Beers, BSW, CCDI. They provide Expert Consultations and Legal Investigations of Personal Injury, Negligence & Death in Civil, Criminal and Probate litigation. They are Subject Matter Experts in Equivocal Death Investigation and Analysis, and Injury Causation. They are based in Colorado and consult nationally. www.Forensic-Investigators.com

Death Investigations by Associates in Forensic Investigations, LLC

Published: Sep 05, 2012

With our expertise and experience at AFI-LLC, we receive a significant number of referrals from our clients, our professional colleagues nationwide and across multiple associations. This video shares investigative concepts of questioned deaths, traumatic injuries and the importance of related fact finding investigations.