Training: Bugs, Bones, and Shooting Reconstruction

Two upcoming forensic training programs, "Bugs and Bones" and "Shooting Incident Reconstruction", will be hosted by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory in Olathe, Kan.

Bugs and Bones Forensic Workshop

Date: July 15-18, 2013
Location: Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory
Sponsor: Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS)
Tuition: $550 (MAFS Members); $650 (Non-MAFS Members)

This is a 4-day course instructed by two world-renowned experts in the areas of bugs and bones. The class brings together these two topics - entomology and anthropology - as they often cross over and supplement one another in regard to the scientific information they can provide to an investigation. This class is designed as an introduction to these concepts and is geared toward Crime Scene Responders, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Death Investigators, Detectives, Forensic Nurses, Attorneys, and Students seeking a greater understanding of the forensic use of bugs and bones.

Participating students will be presented information on proper scene documentation (photography and measurements); documentation of climate, weather, and environmental conditions; procedural steps in collection and documentation of bugs and bones; the impact of entomology and anthropology on an investigation; and case examples by the instructors.

Hands-on activities will occupy half of the class time.

Instructors:

Dr. Neal Haskell, Ph.D. - Bugs
Dr. Michael Finnegan, Ph.D. - Bones

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Shooting Incident Reconstruction Course

Date: August 28-30, 2013
Location: Johnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics Laboratory
Sponsor: Forensic Science Consultants
Tuition: $900; $980 with textbook included

This course was designed for crime scene investigators, criminalists, firearm examiners, ID techs, crime scene & homicide detectives. It provides practical, hands-on trajectory measurement techniques, and a comparison of known impact angles to measured angles in walls, cars, other objects, and materials. It provides training in the correct usage of trajectory analysis equipment (rods, lasers, protractors, and more); a thorough review of small arms ammunition and projectile design characteristics critical to shooting reconstruction; examination of shooting reconstruction as a well-founded aspect of forensic science; and a review of common questions and issues related to shooting incidents.

Instructor:

Michael G. Haag, BS Chemistry

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