Training Calendar - Forensic Science

This is just a brief listing of training courses from now through February that might be of interest to those working in forensic science. Many more listings can be found on our online Training Calendar.

Chemical Agent Certifiation
Sponsored by: Butler Technical and Career Development School
November 19 - November 19
Upon successful completion of the class the student will be certified in the use of chemical agents, and meet the requirements to be certified for Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Spray.
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Website: http://www.butlertech.org

Microscopical Identification of Asbestos
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
November 28 - December 2
Study crystallographic and optical properties of asbestos minerals, the various substances likley to occur and be confused with asbestos and the procedures for sample preparation and fiber identification
Website: http://www.mcri.org

Microscopy for the Conservator of Art & Artifacts
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
November 28 - December 2
Covers the core polarized light microscopy curriculum and methods of sampling, characterization and identification of pigments, grounds, media and fibers.
Website: http://www.mcri.org

Scientific Methodology: ACE-V Daubert
Sponsored by: Institute for Forensic Science
December 4 - December 7
Designed for all friction ridge practitioners who arrive at conclusions and may need to explain those conclusions to attorneys or juries.
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Website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ifs/calendar.php

Applied Polarized Light Microscopy/Forensic Microscopy
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
December 5 - December 9
Acquire the basic knowledge and practical skills to apply polarized light methods in their areas of interest and will appreciate the potential contribution of more advanced methods and techniques.
Website: http://www.mcri.org

Advanced Palm Print Comparison Techniques
Sponsored by: IAI, RS&A
December 5 - December 7
Designed to benefit examiners at all expertise levels.
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Website: http://www.ronsmithandassociates.com

Forensic Authentication of Digital Images
Sponsored by: National Center for Media Forensics
December 12 - December 14
University of Colorado, Denver-see website for class details.
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Website: http://cam.ucdenver.eduncmf

Latent Processing Course
Sponsored by: Focoss Forensics
December 19 - December 21
Designed for police officers, detectives, CS investigators, and criminalists who process evidence for latent prints.
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Website: http://www.focossforensics.com

Scanning Electron Microscopy
Sponsored by: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
January 9 - January 13
Emphasizes hands-on learning. Using five Sem and EMA instruments, students have the opportunity to study their own samples, under the direction of McCrone scientists with over 40 years of combined SEM/EDS/WDS experience.
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Website: http://www.hookecollege.com

Applied Polarized Light Microscopy/Forensic Microscopy
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
January 16 - January 20
Acquire the basic knowledge and practical skills to apply polarized light methods in their areas of interest and will appreciate the potential contribution of more advanced methods and techniques.
Website: http://www.mcri.org

Microscopy Cleaning, Maintenance & Adjustment
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
January 16 - January 17
Introduction to how the microscope works, various schools of thought on lens cleaning, how to adjust for proper illumination and tricks of the trade.
Website: http://www.mcri.org

40 hour introduction to the Science of Fingerprints
Sponsored by: Sirchie Fingerprint Laboratories
January 23 - January 27
Student will learn the fundamental techniques of fingerprint pattern interpretation and how this information is used to accurately classify, compare and identify fingerprints.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Legal Medicine, Medical Negligence and Litigation in Medical Practice, 3rd Intl Conf
Sponsored by: Indian Association of Medico-Legal Experts
February 3 - February 5
New Delhi India, Recent advances in forensic science, medical negligence, litigation in medical practice, recent advances in forensic toxicology, narco analysis, brain mapping, DNA fingerprinting, sexual assault, etc.
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Website: http://www.iamleconf.in

White-Powder Unknowns Part 1
Sponsored by: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
February 13 - February 17
Teaches students how to identify white powders using several microscopical identification techniques.
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Website: http://www.hookecollege.com

AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting
Sponsored by: AAFS
February 20 - February 25
with NAME interim meeting
Website: http://www.aafs.org

Documentation, Collection & Preservation of Footwear & Tire Track Evidence
Sponsored by: IAI, RS&A
February 27, 2012 - March 1, 2012
Designed to focus on two groups: police officers, investigators, detectives and CTS/CSIs looking to recover forensic evidence, as well as footwear/tiretrack examiners who receive impression evidence from agencies for examination and comparison.
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Website: http://www.ronsmithandassociates.com

Forensic Paint Identification and Comparison
Sponsored by: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
February 27, 2012 - March 2, 2012
Provides an understanding of forensic paint analysis. Learn the composition of paints, modes of film formation and composition of paints as related to their end-use applications.
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Website: http://www.hookecollege.com

Essential Ridgeology Concepts
Sponsored by: IAI, RS&A
February 27 - March 2
Designed to assist the student in becoming a better-rounded, more competent fingerprint examiner.
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Website: http://www.ronsmithandassociates.com

Microscopial Identification of Asbestos
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
February 27 - March 2
Study crystallographic and optical properties of asbestos minerals, the various substances likley to occur and be confused with asbestos and the procedures for sample preparation and fiber identification
Website: http://www.mcri.org

 
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