Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation Training

In partnership with the National Institute of Justice, the National Forensic Science Technology Center is providing Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation Training at no cost to eligible applicants.

This program is designed to expand an investigator’s baseline knowledge and skills by providing instruction related to the more complex applications and processes used to conduct a thorough crime scene investigation.

This 40-hour program includes approximately 16 hours of prerequisite online theoretical course work and 24 hours of hands-on, instructor-led practical activities conducted at the NFSTC training facilities in Largo, Florida. Participants will be required to complete online course work, assignments and assessments prior to attending onsite practical instruction. This program of study may be applied to the training requirements of the International Association for Identification (IAI) Crime Scene Certification program.

To learn more about this program and to register, visit the NFSTC website. Registration closes August 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.

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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.