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Homicide Investigators Hold 24th Annual Symposium

The International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) was formed more than 25 years ago to provide active support to law enforcement death professionals through leadership, training, and networking. Each year the association holds a week long symposium in support of its mission. The IHIA recently held its 24th Annual IHIA Symposium at The Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. In attendance were over 350 law enforcement, coroners/medical examiners, and forensics professionals from throughout the U.S. along with representatives from nine foreign countries.

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4th Annual Cold Case Conference Wrap-Up

The 4th annual American Investigative Society of Cold Cases conference was once again a tremendous success, with guest speakers, all AISOCC members, and cold case experts from various disciplines. That is what makes AISOCC successful in solving the unsolved: we look at it from a multitude of lenses.

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4th International Meeting of the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science

Scientists from more than 30 countries convened in Edinburgh, Scotland June 5, 2017 to present their successes and struggles in the field of Wildlife Forensics Science. Often called the “Silent Witnesses," crimes committed against animals and plants alike often lead to population reductions to the point of extinction. Law enforcement and crime labs face many challenges in the prosecution of criminals in the illegal killing, capture, transport, and trade of a host of animal and plant species.

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2017 ICSIA CSI Conference

Recently about 70 people representing over 30 law enforcement agencies and forensic providers from throughout the United States, Jamaica, and Belize convened in Chandler, Arizona to attend the International Crime Scene Investigators Association’s 4th CSI Conference. This year’s conference was held June 6-8 and focused on training, education, and technology for crime scene investigators working out in the field.

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How Can We Help You?: EVAWI Conferences and Training Resources

How can we transform our systems, to better respond to sexual assault and domestic violence? How can we integrate the latest science and technology, with age-old practices in police investigation, to hold more offenders accountable? In April 2017, more than 2,000 professionals gathered in Orlando, Florida to answer these questions, at the annual conference hosted by End Violence Against Women International.

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Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators Training Conference - 2017

From April 18-21, 2017 the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators (WAHI) held its annual training conference in Kohler, WI. Specifically, this year’s event was held at The American Club. The American Club is a beautiful 5-Star hotel with two world class golf courses set nearby just off the coast of Lake Michigan. In fact, The American Club is one of the country’s top golf destinations because of its golf and accommodations. Please see The American Club Resort for greater details. Kohler, WI is also the home to Kohler plumbing bath and spa fixtures.

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Interview with an Expert

One of the more specialized areas of crime-scene investigation has to do with searching for evidence of arson. To get some background in this area, we spoke with an individual who has had more than 46 years in fire service, 24 of which have focused specifically on fire/arson investigation.

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