Training Calendar - Forensic Science

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

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

Scanning Electron Microscopy
Sponsored by: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
February 21 - February 23
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

Raman Microscopy
Sponsored by: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
February 21 - February 23
Designed to provide practical instruction in "real world" use of the Raman microscope. Assumes basic knowledge of Raman spectroscopy. Incorporates stereomicroscopy to characterize the sample and define the problem prior to analysis.
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Website:  http://www.hookecollege.com

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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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

Transmission Electron Microscopy
Sponsored by: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
March 6 - March 8
Provides practical, hands-on learning for new and experienced operators, utilizing lectures, demonstrations and direct student participation.
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Website:  http://www.hookecollege.com

Digital Imaging & Photomicrography
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
March 12 - March 14
Learn essential image collection practices supplemented by lectures, demonstrations and exercises that enable students to collect better images and improve less than optimal images via digital processing.
Website: http://www.mcri.org

Forensic Dust Analysis
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
March 19 - March 23
Intro to analysis of dust traces for trace evidence analysts.
Website: http://www.mcri.org

Complex Latent Print Examination
Sponsored by: IAI, RS&A
March 19 - March 23
Designed for the more experienced examiner by advancing the comparison of more complex prints - distorted, multiple impression overlay, tonal reversed, tec.
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Website: http://www.ronsmithandassociates.com

Scanning Electron Microscopy
Sponsored by: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
March 26 - March 30
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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Advanced Applied Polarized Light Microscopy/Advanced Forensic Microscopy
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
March 26 - March 30
Review Kohler illumination and all PLM techniques.
Website: http://www.mcri.org

1ar International Forensic Technology Fair
Sponsored by: Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police
March 28 - March 30
Biometrics in Law and Forensic Science: Biometrics in Polish and International Law, Forensic ID vs Biometric Techniques, Threats connected with biometric technology application, biometric data security, standardization in forensic science
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Website: http://www.mttargi.pl

 
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