Training Calendar - Education

This is just a brief listing of training courses from now through July that might be of interest to students or educators involved with forensic science or crime scene investigation. Many more listings can be found on our online Training Calendar.

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

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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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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Website: www.patc.com

Bloodstain Interpretation
Sponsored by: IPTM
05/14/12 - 05/18/12
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

40-Hour Advanced Latent Ridgeology Class
Sponsored by: SIRCHIE Fingerprint Laboratories
05/14/12 - 05/18/12
This 40-hour course combines both lecture and latent print practical exercises. The ACE-V methodology of comparing and identifying latent prints is discussed as it relates to the scientific method. Daubert and post Brandon Mayfield issues are also discussed. Empahsis is placed on comparison techniques for comparing difficult and complex latent finger and palm prints. The latent print practical exercises are designed to provide a real-life case work type training experience. This class is designed to provide an enjoyable learning environment. If you are serious about improving your comparison skills, this class will prove both challenging and rewarding to you.
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Website: http://www.sirchie.com

Current Trends in Forensic Science - Annual Conference - Tarrant County, TX
Sponsored by: Tarrant County ME Ofc
05/16/12 - 05/18/12
Human ID - Cold Case Resolution, Child Fatality, Current updates in Forensic science

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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Forensic Art Techniques - Mastering Composite Drawing
Sponsored by: Northwestern University
06/25/12 - 06/29/12
Forensic Art Techniques - Mastering Composite Drawing is taught by Houston Police Department composite artist Lois Gibson. Participants receive hands-on practice sketching composites and performing other relevant drawing exercises. Unlike other forensic art courses, this course teaches students how to use an opaque projector and freestanding easel instead of a tabletop. These techniques save time and allow artists to have their own light source aimed directly on the drawing.
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Website: http://nucps.northwestern.edu/course/crs_detail.asp?id=1902

Cell Phone Technology and Forensic Data Recovery
Sponsored by: PATC
07/09/12 - 07/13/12
Expose attendees to proficient and effective investigations utilizing available databases and cellular usage records, different cell phone technologies and forensic recovery of data.
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Inter/Micro
Sponsored by: McCrone Research Institute
07/09/12 - 07/13/12
Internationally recognized conference that attracts microscopists from all areas of light and electron microscopy. Research presentations given during first three days cover techniques and instrumentation, environmental and industrial microscopy, and forensic and chemical microscopy.
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Website: http://www.mcri.org

Forensic Soil Examination Part 1
Sponsored by: Hooke College of Applied Sciences
07/30/12 - 08/03/12
The Forensic Soil Examination Part 1 course covers the forensic examination and comparison of soil. The class emphasizes methods and procedures used in the forensic community for soil analysis. Part 1 covers the forensic aspects of soil analysis, sample handling and processing with only an introduction to mineral identification.
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Website: www.hookecollege.com

 
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