Training Calendar - Investigation

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

Overview of Facial Comparison Methods
Sponsored by: FBI CJIS Division
03/26/12 - 03/26/12
Will define and identify the methods of comparison in facial identification. Also, the differences between the methods will be described, while looking at the pros and cons of each method.
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Website: http://www.fbi.gov

Child Death and Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: PATC
03/26/12 - 03/27/12
Comprehensive overview of the unique approach utilized in the investigation of injury and deaths involving children.
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Website: www.patc.com

Conference on Crimes Against Women
Sponsored by: Genesis Women's Shelter and Dallas PD
03/26/12 - 03/28/12
Seeking to bring together all those who may respond to crimes of female vicimization and arm them with the most effective, most relevant and most effective, most relevant and most up-to-date training available to battle this worldwide epidemic. Participants are federal, state and local law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim advocates.
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Website: http://www.conferencecaw.org

Detecting Deception in Written Statements: Linguistic Statement Analysis
Sponsored by: PATC
03/26/12 - 03/28/12
Recommended for LE professionals, prosecuting attorneys, arson investigators, private investigators, human resource specialists and social workers.
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Website: www.patc.com

Bloodstain Pattern Documentation Course
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
03/26/12 - 03/29/12
This course is intended for crime scene investigators. It introduces the student to the nature and value of bloodstain pattern evidence; teaches the student to recognize basic pattern types; demonstrates through practical exercise the "Roadmapping" method of documenting bloodstain pattern evidence. The student will be able to recognize basic pattern types and be familiar through practice of a proven method of documenting for future analysis.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Crime Scene Processing Workshop
Sponsored by: Institute of Police Technology and Management
03/26/12 - 03/30/12
This course is designed to provide you with hands-on training in the latest state-of-the-art techniques for crime scene processing. Emphasis will be given to recognizing, documenting, collecting, preserving and analyzing physical evidence. All students will have the opportunity to process a variety of evidentiary items during the class.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023171

Euroforensics 2012
Sponsored by: Harbiye Military Museum
03/29/12 - 03/31/12
This even specializes in three main areas: Digital Forensics, Medical Forensics and Forensic Accounting. It is an exceptional opportunity for sector professionals to connect with vendors and suppliers. It is an exclusive forensic sciences event dedicated to the needs of government bodies, law enforcement agencies, cyber crime investigators and medical forensic experts.
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Website: http://www.euroforensics.com

Criminal Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations
Sponsored by: PATC
04/02/12 - 04/04/12
See first hand how criminal patrol techniques can yield large and small drug and other type arrests from traffic stops and other legal contacts with people of society regardless of age, sex, race, gender, or any other class or designation.
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Website: www.patc.com

Digital Photography for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: IPTM
04/02/12 - 04/04/12
This course will teach you how to properly use your agency's digital camera. Not only will you learn how to document both the crime scene and specific evidence, but you will also be shown how to process and properly archive the resulting computer images for courtroom purposes. The benefits and possible limitations of digital capture for different types of evidence will be explored. Court accepted methods for recording the scene and archiving the images will be emphasized.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023204

Death Investigation
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
04/02/12 - 04/06/12
The emphasis is on how and why the cause and manner of death is a vital part of a death investigation. Various modes of death are illustrated through slides and other visual media. This course covers the value and use of VICAP and what part that program can play in a serial murder investigation. Examples of serial murder investigations will be shown, and the methodology used in apprehending the killers discussed. The utilization of information, personnel, and resources through effective case management will also be covered.
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Website: http://nucps.northwestern.edu/course/crs_detail.asp?id=1891

New Fire and Arson Investigator Academy
Sponsored by: PATC
04/04/12 - 04/06/12
Provides you with the tools and knowledge to help you obtain true facts about any fire investigation.
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Website: www.patc.com

Annual Evidence Training Conference
Sponsored by: IAPEM
04/11/12 - 04/13/12
Classes and workshops to include forensic photography techniques, evidence collections and ALS, property room management workshop, bullet trajectory workshop, fingerprint processing, crime scene biohazards, electronic evidence seizure, Codis and DNA, footwear recovery and more.
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Website: http://www.iapem.org

Crime Scene Investiggations Level 1
Sponsored by: North Charleston PD
04/11/12 - 04/13/12
This course is intended to provide the law enforcement officer with a close examination of crime scenes to include: from response and determining the equipment needed, to documenting the scene and evidence, to processing the scene and gathering evidence, to packaging and preserving evidence. Deals with the presenting CSI and the rules and principles surrounding preservation of evidence. Will give first responders, investigators and other law enforcement a basic understanding of crime scene response and investigation.
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Website: http://www.globalpolicesolutions.com

Investigating Domestic Violence Homicides
Sponsored by: IPTM
04/11/12 - 04/13/12
This course will arm you with specific investigative and forensic techniques for handling domestic homicide cases. We will explain the types, signs and symptoms as well as the causes and effects of domestic violence and you will learn how to document and interpret injuries sustained in these types of homicides. We will also teach you how to formulate and sequence interview questions that can be asked of witnesses and suspects.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023222

Bloodstain Interpretation
Sponsored by: IPTM
04/16/12 - 04/20/12
This intensive hands-on course will arm you with the skills to identify, analyze, document and collect bloodstained evidence. Through practical exercises, this course will teach you how a bloodstain pattern is created and the physical mechanics involved. You will learn the various types of patterns and methods for determining their directionality and angles of impact. You will also see how to separate the patterns into events and determine the probable sequence in which they occurred.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023107

Crime Scene Technology 1
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
04/16/12 - 04/20/12
40-hour course is first of three hands-on workshops that help to train students in crime scene processing. Students use the latest techniques of evidence development and enhancement in the application of sensitivity and specificity. As a multi-discipline approach to the crime scene process, students will examine their options in gaining the most from their evidence. While this course is not a basic course, a review of the crime scene approach, search and process is provided.
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Website: http://nucps.northwestern.edu/course/crs_detail.asp?id=1892

Law Enforcement Resiliency and Peer Support
Sponsored by: IPTM
04/16/12 - 04/20/12
Many members of law enforcement cope with the stress that arises from police work by turning to their peers. In this course, you will learn how to serve as a peer counselor, conduct individual psychological debrieings, make appropriate referrals for peers and their family members, and connect these approaches to the enhancement of human resiliency. Special emphasis will be placed on the stress of undercover operations, assignments to high-risk or specialized teams, exposure to critical incidents and the effects of a depressed economy.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023272

Internet Crimes Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
04/18/12 - 04/20/12
The use of personal computing devices and the Internet to commit felony crimes is growing at an alarming rate. Cyberstalkers are using the Internet as a tool to facilitate crimes and avoid detection and capture and are using the Internet in addition to more traditional forms of stalking and harassment. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct technology-based investigations. We will show you why understanding the Internet and cyberspace is crucial to pursuing on-line criminal activity. You will learn how to accurately respond to and investigate the illegal use of computers and the Internet.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/Descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023231

IAAI 63rd Annual Training Conference
Sponsored by: IAAI
04/22/12 - 04/27/12
IAAI offers the best fire investigation training around the world, and investigators know they can count on IAAI to offer the latest training on what’s new and what has changed in fire investigation around the globe. The 2012 Dover Delaware Conference is no exception. Another hot list of top classes and instructors are slotted for this year’s conference. Topics covering the industry’s most talked about topics, with a track for the insurance Industry back by popular demand. This training is targeted to all levels of fire investigation experience. The Fundamentals of Fire Investigation track walks our newest investigators through, NAFP, Scientific Method, Fire Behavior and more, giving a good base for an emerging investigator’s career. Additionally, the class also gives them 36 credit hours they can use towards IAAI’s designations. Our more analytical information and studies in some of the classes target the more seasoned investigator and give them the training they may need to put towards their CFI.
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Website: http://www.firearson.com

Basic Fraud Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
04/23/12 - 04/25/12
This course will arm you with a systematic approach and specific techniques for handling a wide range of financial and consumer fraud-related crimes. You will learn how to determine what crime has occurred, who has jurisdiction, who to list as the victim, and what evidence to look for. You will also learn the procedures, processes, and terms used by financial institutions so that you can better understand these organizations and investigate the crimes that occurred within their systems.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023259

Crime Scene Photography Phase I
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
04/23/12 - 04/25/12
This 3-day course is designed for all personnel in the judicial process who are charged with taking crime scene photographs and/or presenting the images in judicial and administrative proceedings. The course is taught with classroom lecture on photography concepts followed by hands-on exercises. Nikon® equipment (supplied by Penn Camera) common to many CSI units will be utilized. The student will leave the course with: ? A high-level of understanding of digital cameras ? Techniques for capturing quality images under various conditions ? Acceptable standards for documenting crime scenes and physical evidence via photography.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

40-hour Advanced Latent Palm Print Comparison Class
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
04/23/12 - 04/27/12
Many students have expressed that latent palm prints are very difficult for them to compare. They suggested training on palm print comparison that simulates routine case work type training. This is that class! This 40-hour course combines both lecture and latent palm print comparison exercises. The ACE-V methodolgoy of comparing and identifying latent prints is discussed as it relates to the scientific method. The latent palm print practical exercises in this course will definitely provide a real-life case work type training experience. If your goal is to improve your latent palm print comparison skills, this class will provide valuable training to help you achieve your goal.
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Adobe Photoshop for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: IPTM
04/23/12 - 04/27/12
In this specialized “hands-on” course, you will learn how to use the image enhancement tools available in Adobe Photoshop while we explain the do’s and don’ts of the software. We will show you the best methods for enhancements so that your work will stand up to courtroom challenges. You will also learn how to archive and database all of your agency’s digital photos and create standard operating procedures for a proper chain of custody. Project work centers upon hands-on use of the software.
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Website: http://iptm.org/Descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=021232

Crime Scene Technology 2
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
04/23/12 - 04/27/12
This highly acclaimed 40-hour workshop consists of a hands-on application of development and enhancement techniques for physical evidence. A variety of methods are explored. Students experiment with various types of equipment and chemicals to determine the most effective application for a given situation. This accelerated course offers a minimum of lecture with a maximum of team activity including field exercises as simulated crime scenes.
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Website: http://nucps.northwestern.edu/course/crs_detail.asp?id=1893

Crime Scene Technology 3
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
04/30/12 - 05/04/12
This course is an advanced level 40-hour hands-on workshop that requires considerable experience in the crime scene process and/or successful completion of Crime Scene Technology Workshops 1 and 2. Instruction features advanced chemical and light source application and enhancement techniques. The methodologies and procedures used in documentation and preservation of trace evidence are highlighted.
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Website: http://nucps.northwestern.edu/course/crs_detail.asp?id=1894

Homicide Investigation: Crime Scene to Courtroom
Sponsored by: PATC
05/01/12 - 05/03/12
Examines death scenes generally and homicide specifically, providing participants with a practical approach to their response to these events that impact so many.
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Website: www.patc.com

Advanced Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: IPTM
05/02/12 - 05/04/12
This course will enhance the skills you acquired in IPTM’s Homicide Investigation course. You will learn how to organize a complex homicide investigation and how to apply advanced forensic techniques to the case. We will discuss criminal profiling and abnormal psychology and you will learn specific interrogation techniques to use on the suspects. In addition, we will show you what to look for in gang-related homicides.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023212

Advanced Sexual Assault Crime Scene Processing
Sponsored by: IPTM
05/02/12 - 05/04/12
This specialized course focuses specifically on the collection of physical evidence located on the victim, the offender, and at the scene of a sexual assault. You will learn the proper methods for locating, protecting, documenting, and collecting the evidence either on your own or in conjunction with medical staff or other professionals. Experts in te different areas of collection will guide you through the process and explain the special techniques and tools for use in recovering the evidence.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023268

Evidence Collection Accelerated Training Program
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
05/07/12 - 05/11/12
SIRCHIE offers a specialized training course designed to further the knowledge and skills of law enfoecement professionals in evidence collection and crime scene technology. The program features "hands-on" use of equipment and materials to achieve a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the evidence collection mission. Since students will be exposed to powders, chemicals and biological evidence the course is generally taught at SIRCHIE'S Youngsville, NC classroom/facility. This teaching and working area ensure effective use of materials in a safe environment. Each student is required to take an examination at the end of the course and those students who pass the exam will be issued a Certificate of Completion.
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Crime Scene Processing Workshop
Sponsored by: IPTM
05/07/12 - 05/11/12
This course is designed to provide you with hands-on training in the latest state-of-the-art techniques for crime scene processing. Emphasis will be given to recognizing, documenting, collecting, preserving, and analyzing physical evidence. All students will have the opportunity to process a variety of evidentiary items during the class.
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Forensic Data Recovery for Digital Forensic Examiners
Sponsored by: National Forensic Data Recovery Training Center
05/07/12 - 05/11/12
The techniques and methods presented in this hands-on training will prepare the forensic examiner for evaluating, repairing and extracting data from non-functioning hard drives. Each student will learn the basics of evaluating a non-functioning hard drive to determine the steps required to bring the drive to a functioning state for retrieving data. This course does not focus on file system recovery although industry standard tools for logical data recovery are discussed and demonstrated. This course focuses on the real-world processes required to access data on failing hard drives. Students will learn and work in an actual small lab environment˜Nothing will be simulated.
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Website: http://www.nfdrtc.net

Bloodstain Evidence Workshop 1
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
05/07/12 - 05/11/12
Proper evaluation of blood stain evidence is a critical element in the reconstruction of a crime scene. This comprehensive 40-hour workshop is designed to assist the investigator in the documentation and identification of bloodstain patterns. Investigators must recognize stains and patterns of blood and institute methods to identify, document, and preserve the evidence. Preservation of stains and patterns can only be accomplished through notations, measurements, photography, and sketches prior to collection.
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Website: http://nucps.northwestern.edu/course/crs_detail.asp?id=1895

Homicide and Questioned Death scene
Sponsored by: PATC
05/08/12 - 05/10/12
Provides information, knowledge and skills to interpret homicide and questioned death scenes.
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Gunshot Residue Identification
Sponsored by: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
05/08/12 - 05/10/12
The GSR analysis by SEM/EDS course emphasizes hands-on learning. Using two SEM instruments, students have the opportunity to study test samples provided by our staff, under the direction of McCrone scientists with over 15 years of combined SEM/EDS GSR analysis experience. During the course, students learn through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on participation: theory of the SEM and EDS systems, how to setup and operate SEM and EDS instruments for GSR analysis. The students will be introduced to and participate in discussions of the ASTM E-1588 and SWGGSR guidelines for SEM/GSR analysis, interpretation of data, reporting conclusions, preparing for expert witness testimony. Students will set up overnight GSR analysis runs using either the JEOL JSM 6480LV SEM with Oxford Instruments INCA EDS system or the ASPEX 3025 SEM/EDS system. This course provides a foundation for students new to SEM and EDS.
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Website: http://www.hookecollege.com

Crime Scene Investigation
Sponsored by: PATC
05/14/12 - 05/16/12
Evaluation of a serial murder; crime scene overview; evidence; first responders duties; forms and documentation; overview of crime scene processing; processing the crime scene; blood stain pattern recognition and altered crime scenes; crime scene photography, digital imaging; fingerprinting the crime scene; collection of physical evidence; crime scene search; crime scene sketching.
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Footwear Tire Track Evidence
Sponsored by: Imprimus Forensic Services LLC
05/14/12 - 05/16/12
This is a three day hands-on workshop designed for the street technician responsible for documenting and collecting footwear and tire track evidence located at a crime scene. Topics covered include: ? Scene Exam ? Event Reconstruction ? Impression Dynamics ? Photography Techniques ? Casting Techniques ? Recovery of Dry Wet Origin Impressions ? Contaminated Impressions ? Chemical Enhancement Techniques ? Static Lifting Devices ? Case Law ? Obtaining Exemplar Impressions ? Vehicle Database Search ? Footwear Database Search ? Case Studies
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Website: http://www.imprimus.net

Deviant Sexual Behavior and Related Criminal Activity
Sponsored by: IPTM
05/14/12 - 05/18/12
This course will cover the investigative concepts for handling sexually motivated crimes. There will be an in-depth study of the lust murderer, the pedophile, the child molester and the rapist. The psychology of the sex offender, as well as the victim, will be explored and the importance of physical evidence and the medical examiner's role will be examined. You'll also learn the principles of victimology in sexual assaults along with techniques for interviewing both adult and child victims.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023123

CEIC 2012
Sponsored by: Guidance Software
05/21/12 - 05/24/12
Guidance Software, Inc is proud to host CEIC 2012 the largest, in-person gathering of everyone involved in digital investigations and e-discovery. Join law enforcement, government, legal, IT, and corporate attendees as they gather to focus on the latest developments in the digital investigations field. Industry experts, practitioners and sponsors attend CEIC year after year for a high-quality educational program and valuable networking opportunities.
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Website: http://www.ceicconference.com

Detective and New Criminal Investigator
Sponsored by: PATC
05/21/12 - 05/25/12
Beginning the criminal investigation; the crime scene; injury and death investigations; sex crimes; the supplemental investigation; robbery investigations; property crime investigations; police-media relations; the interviews; conducting interrogations; crimes involving computers, management of your cases; case study.
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Crime Scene Reconstruction of Shooting Incident
Sponsored by: IPTM
05/21/12 - 05/25/12
This hands-on course will teach you effective reconstruction principles at crime scenes where indentations and/or projectile holes are evident. You will learn techniques that will help you determine the orientation and location of individuals involved in a shooting incident, the sequence of shots fired, and the location or position of objects at the scene. During the course, you will participate in the simulated reconstruction of different shooting incidents.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023261

Digital Photography for Law Enforcement
Sponsored by: IPTM
05/30/12 - 06/01/12
This course will teach you how to properly use your agency's digital camera. Not only will you learn how to document both the crime scene and specific evidence, but you will also be shown how to process and properly archive the resulting computer images for courtroom purposes. The benefits and possible limitations of digital capture for different types of evidence will be explored. Court accepted methods for recording the scene and archiving the images will be emphasized.
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Advanced Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/04/12 - 06/06/12
This course will enhance the skills you acquired in IPTM’s Homicide Investigation course. You will learn how to organize a complex homicide investigation and how to apply advanced forensic techniques to the case. We will discuss criminal profiling and abnormal psychology and you will learn specific interrogation techniques to use on the suspects. In addition, we will show you what to look for in gang-related homicides.
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Burglary Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/04/12 - 06/06/12
This course will give you an insight into the latest trends of residential and business burglaries so that you can more effectively investigate and prevent future occurrences. You will learn how burglars approach their crimes along with investigative techniques that can help you locate valuable evidence and determine how a burglary occurred. And you will learn about the revealing information that can be gained through field interviews with subjects and the creation of known burglar files.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023255

2012 International Training Conference
Sponsored by: IABTI
06/04/12 - 06/08/12
Is an independent, non-profit, professional association formed for countering the criminal use of explosives. This is sought through the exchange of training, expertise and information among personnel employed in the fields of law enforcement, fire and emergency services, the military, forensic science and other related fields.
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Website: http://www.iabti.org

Criminal Investigative Techniques
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/11/12 - 06/15/12
This course will provide you with in-depth instruction of the processes and techniques that apply to all aspects of criminal investigations, from the initial response to the scene to the final courtroom presentation. We will show you how to properly locate, document, collect and preserve the physical evidence and effective techniques for interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects. You will also learn about networks and databases that can assist you in the investigative process.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023101

2012 Annual Conference
Sponsored by: National Sheriffs Association
06/16/12 - 06/20/12
There are over 60 Seminars and Workshops covering all aspects of the duties and responsibilities for sheriffs' offices, including, but not limited to Law Enforcement, Jail Operations, Service of Process, Transportation of Prisoners, and Court Judicial Security. Exhibit Hall The exhibit hall will present close to 500 exhibit booths and will include a very diverse group ranging from weapons, universities, electronics, vehicles, clothing, commissary, forensics, government agencies, and more. Networking Provides a platform for lively debate on issues that matter most. Training and exhibits are second to none?. Sheriffs from across the country network to develop solutions to common problems. NSA presents the latest in programs and training in crime fighting techniques
Website: http://www.sheriffs.org

19th Annual Symposium
Sponsored by: International Homicide Investigators Association
06/17/12 - 06/22/12
Continuing the IHIA's tradition of bringing together world class expert instructors, presentations will cover topics requested by the membership. They include: * Child abduction and murder * Terrorism/Narco terrorism * Cutting edge forensics and technology * Investigative resources * Cold case investigations * Victim issues * Serial homicide investigations * Death and unidentified remains * Our role in catostrophic circumstances
Website: http://www.ihia.org

Homicide Investigation
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/18/12 - 06/22/12
This course will give you the knowledge and skills to thoroughly and professionally investigate any possible homicide situation. We will show you the various types of homicides that you may encounter, a systematic process for handling the crime scene, and the latest technology and forensic sciences can assist you in your investigation. Beyond the crime scene, you’ll also learn about criminal profiling, interrogation techniques and how to handle the news media’s involvement.
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Website: http://www.iptm.org/descriptions1.aspx?CourseNumber=023112

Shooting Reconstruction 1
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
06/20/12 - 06/22/12
This three-day introductory course covers basic shooting incident investigation and reconstruction topics along with elements that are unique and specific to police-involved shooting incidents. Students will review basic firearms-related topics to ensure that they have a fundamental understanding of the principles necessary to conduct a proper investigation/reconstruction of a shooting incident. Case studies add additional facets to the lecture topics.
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Website: http://nucps.northwestern.edu/course/crs_detail.asp?id=1898

Burglary Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/25/12 - 06/27/12
This course will give you an insight into the latest trends of residential and business burglaries so that you can more effectively investigate and prevent future occurrences. You will learn how burglars approach their crimes along with investigative techniques that can help you locate valuable evidence and determine how a burglary occurred. And you will learn about the revealing information that can be gained through field interviews with subjects and the creation of known burglar files.
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Shooting Reconstruction 2
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
06/25/12 - 06/27/12
Shooting reconstruction is a complex field with a wide variety of variables. Once you understand the basic elements, it is necessary to further develop your skill. This can be done only through the extensive use of hands-on exercises using real world cases. Students are given an opportunity to present findings to the class for thorough discussion. These exercises prepare the investigator to efficiently and accurately reconstruct most shooting incidents.
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Bloodstain Pattern Documentation Course
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
06/25/12 - 06/28/12
This course is intended for crime scene investigators/technicians. The course: introduces the student to the nature and value of bloodstain pattern evidence; teaches the student to recognize basic pattern types; demonstrates through paractical exercise the "Roadmapping" method of documenting bloodstain pattern evidence. At the conclusion of the course, the student will recognize basic bloodstain pattern types and be familiar through practice of a proven method of documenting bloodstains for future analysis.
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Advanced Techniques for Unresolved Death Investigations
Sponsored by: IPTM
06/25/12 - 06/29/12
This course will provide you with innovative techniques that could lead to the resolution of unresolved death cases. You will take part in an in-depth study of the differential diagnosis of death (D.D.D.), with heavy emphasis on the latest scientific techniques available to the homicide investigator. Each student if encouraged to bring one uncleared death case for presentation to fellow students and evaluation by a panel of experts.
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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.

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