ICSIA Announces 2014 CSI Conference

The International Crime Scene Investigators Association (ICSIA) recently announced plans to host a CSI Conference in May 2014 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The theme for the inaugural three-day conference is "Training, Education and Techniques". Topics tentatively include:

  • Crime Scene Investigation - Back to Basics
  • Crime Scene Protocol
  • Shooting Scene Reconstruction
  • Underwater Crime Scene Investigation
  • Death Scene Check List
  • IR, 3D and Panorama Photography
  • Gizmos and Gadgets
  • Developing and Lifting Latent Prints Off Unusual Surfaces
  • Blood Spatter Documentation
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Working with Forensic Light Sources
  • Examination-Quality Photographic Techniques
  • Infant Death Crime Scenes
  • UAV Crime Scene Applications
  • Smartphone Apps
  • Remote Viewing of the Crime Scene
  • Case Presentations

Created in April 1999, ICSIA is the only all-CSI association. The organization's website offers information to be shared with all CSIs, as all as a members-only section that provides more in-depth information. It also publishes The Examiner, a member newsletter produced every other month that contains articles, news, tips, links, and advertisements.

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