Essential CSI Topics to be Covered at Tennessee IAI Conference

The Tennessee Division of the International Association for Identification is holding its annual Educational Conference for Law Enforcement Personnel on July 18-20, 2017 at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Headquarters in Nashville, TN. This three-day event will include two days of presentations on a variety of topics pertaining to Criminal Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, and Latent Print Examination.

Some of the topics include:

  • Forensic Anthropology by Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Hugh Berryman
  • Shoe Impressions at Crime Scenes by TBI Special Agent Miranda Gaddes
  • Ritualistic Crimes by Dawn Perlmutter
  • Fabrication of Latent Prints and Plantar Impressions by Certified Latent Print Examiner Rachelle Babler
  • Collecting Identification Evidence: Conducting Interviews and Lineups by Dr. David F. Ross
  • Blood Spatter Analysis by Bloodstain Pattern Expert Paulette Sutton

There will also be one day of workshops in which attendees may choose to attend one of the three following:

  • Child Death Investigations by Lisa Meyhew
  • The Complexity and Strength of Conclusions (2 hours), Alternate View on Exclusions (2 hours), and Fingerprints: Articulating Conclusions/Uniform Language (3.5 hours) by Michelle Triplett
  • Forensic Photography by Phil Sanfilippo

A full conference schedule can be found here.

The conference will be submitted to POST for 24 hours certification. Registration is $75 for members and $150 for non-members prior to June 15. A catered lunch will be provided for paid attendees on Thursday 7/20/17. There will be raffles for door prizes as well as a silent auction. To find out more information or register for the conference, visit the website at

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