Workshop on Documenting Scenes

If you have crime scene investigation experience and input on agency instrument assessments and implementation, this on-demand, recorded workshop is for you: "Technical Advances in the Visual Documentation of Crime Scenes" will provide attendees with the theory and foundational knowledge with the most prominent instruments being marketed: the PanoScan, the 3D Leica Scanner, and SceneVision.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Demonstrate new electronic methods to the documentation of physical evidence at crime scenes. Demonstration is not for purposes of competency, but addresses scope and utility of the technology.
2. Assess the utilities of each instrument in the context of the needs of an agency.
3. Evaluate the requirements of each instrument.
4. Develop a strategy for the procurement of an instrument based on technological assets
5. Develop a proposal for meeting the resource requirements to fully adopt an instrument, to include fiscal and training commitments.

The course is instructed by Michelle R. Peace, Ph.D., interim chair for the Department of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University; and Lyndsay S. Durham, M.Ed., grand facilitator in the Department of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Access the on-demand workshop here.

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