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This course, completely updated in 2020, will teach you how to photographically document visually observable evidence when conditions or situations are less than ideal.

We will show you how to use advanced lighting techniques such as existing light, spot lights, bench top lighting, umbrella lighting and forensic light source systems to record your evidence. The various macro/close-up settings of your camera will be used to give you “hands-on” practice in photographing footwear, bullet holes, projectiles, shell casings and laser trajectory as well as fingerprint evidence in both daylight and nighttime conditions.

You will employ alternate light sources to photograph luminescent fingerprints and other chemically developed fluorescent evidence and you will be given the opportunity to record the luminol reaction with existing light photography. Specialized lighting techniques for documenting difficult to record physical evidence such as glass and other highly reflective surfaces will be discussed as practiced.

The photographs you take during the course will be reviewed by the instructor who will aid you in reconciling any challenges you encountered.

Topics Include

  • Fundamentals of applied photography
  • Specialized evidence photography techniques
  • Luminescent photography
  • Alternative light sources
  • Painting with light
  • Recording the trajectory of projectiles

Your Instructors

Tony Anderson and Dr. Jalika Waugh
 

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8/19/2020
-8/21/2020
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.IPTM


This course, updated in 2019, will 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. Investigators, crime scene technicians, and agency personnel who investigate or work at crime scenes will all benefit from this course.

We will pay particular attention to the interpretation of discovered evidence, its value within the scene and usefulness in solving the crime. You will participate in exercises that will give you experience in latent print development techniques, locating and collecting DNA evidence and using light energy to process a scene. You will also learn how to interpret bloodstain patterns and use chemical enhancement methods.

Each of the techniques covered during the course will be accompanied by a discussion on how to explain the particular process in court. The instructor will share actual cases where techniques were successful in solving cases.

Topics Include

  • Discussion of specific evidence-related scenes ranging from simple property crimes to crimes against persons
  • Photography procedures for scene documentation
  • DNA and where to find it and collect it
  • Latent print development techniques
  • Alternative light sources – processing scenes and related evidence with light energy
  • Casting - tire and shoe patterns, etc.
  • Bloodstain documentation and chemical enhancement
  • Courtroom testimony involving all evidence discussed throughout the course
 

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9/2/2020
-9/4/2020
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.IPTM


Investigative Analysis and Crime Scene Reconstruction is a challenging, forty hour course, designed by veteran field experts for detectives, crime scene investigators, evidence technicians, and others involved in crime analysis.  Through both lecture and practical exercises, investigators expand their skill sets by learning and practicing accepted, tested methodologies for objective analysis of evidence.  This is not a crime scene processing course; it is, rather, an exploration of expanded ways of thinking about information and evidentiary relationships in investigations.

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9/14/2020
-9/18/2020
0800-1700Phil Sanfilippo


From the time evidence is collected, through the presentation of evidence in the courtroom, to the final disposition and disposal, this course will provide you with all the information you need to maintain the security and integrity of your department's property and evidence. You will learn how to properly document, inventory, control, dispose of and purge property and evidence of all types.

Lectures will focus on the physical security of the property/evidence room as well as the legal issues pertaining to the operation of such facilities. OSHA requirements and regulations will be discussed and storage solutions for the evidence room will be explored. You will learn about the special considerations surrounding hazardous, bio-hazardous, and other special risk items as well as preferred procedures for packaging the evidence for storage and submission for testing.

Topics Include

  • Physical security of property and evidence rooms
  • Policies and procedures relating to the evidence function
  • Legal issues pertaining to the operation of evidence facilities
  • Evidence packaging for storage and submission for testing
  • Evidence integrity
  • Computerization of property and evidence rooms
  • Narcotics destruction - burn procedures and certification
  • Bio-hazardous evidence storage and destruction
  • OSHA requirements and regulations
  • Personal safety issues
  • Storage solutions

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9/24/2020
-9/25/2020
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.IPTM


This course was developed for the crime scene technician/analyst, detectives and forensic investigators who have already completed a basic bloodstain pattern analysis workshop and are seeking to learn more advanced skills in documenting, processing, and evaluating those scenes in which bloodshed has occurred

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10/26/2020
-10/30/2020
 Crystal Merrell


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11/4/2020
-11/6/2020
 IPTM


$825

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11/9/2020
-11/13/2020
 IPTM


The goal of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge, confidence and practical experience necessary to survive qualifying questioning (voir dire), direct, and cross-examination. Students will learn how to take control of their testimony by preparing themselves and the concerned attorney(s) for the voir dire as well as direct examination. The course will cover techniques the witness can employ to effectively explain fingerprint science and its application to the judge and jury.

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11/9/2020
-11/11/2020
8 am -5 pmPhil Sanfilippo


The challenging 5-day (40 hour) Death Investigations course was designed for detectives, crime scene technicians, medico-legal death investigators, and others involved in the investigation of deaths.  Through both lecture and practical exercises, investigators may expand their skill sets by learning and practicing methodologies for objective investigation and analysis of death scenes.  Key concepts are reinforced through practical exercises.  This is not a “checklist” course.  Attendees will use critical thinking skills to analyze and investigate “hands on” historically based homicide investigations.

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12/7/2020
-12/11/2020
0800-1700Phil Sanfilippo


This course, updated in 2019, will 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. Investigators, crime scene technicians, and agency personnel who investigate or work at crime scenes will all benefit from this course.

We will pay particular attention to the interpretation of discovered evidence, its value within the scene and usefulness in solving the crime. You will participate in exercises that will give you experience in latent print development techniques, locating and collecting DNA evidence and using light energy to process a scene. You will also learn how to interpret bloodstain patterns and use chemical enhancement methods.

Each of the techniques covered during the course will be accompanied by a discussion on how to explain the particular process in court. The instructor will share actual cases where techniques were successful in solving cases.

Topics Include

  • Discussion of specific evidence-related scenes ranging from simple property crimes to crimes against persons
  • Photography procedures for scene documentation
  • DNA and where to find it and collect it
  • Latent print development techniques
  • Alternative light sources – processing scenes and related evidence with light energy
  • Casting - tire and shoe patterns, etc.
  • Bloodstain documentation and chemical enhancement
  • Courtroom testimony involving all evidence discussed throughout the course
 

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12/8/2020
-12/10/2020
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.IPTM


This course is specifically designed with the goal of enabling students to pass whichever crime scene certification level examination that they are preparing for in the near future. This is a concentrated and fast-moving review of either two or three books depending on the examination that you are testing to pass. Every book review will have pre-testing and post-testing composed of hundreds of extracted questions covering every chapter so that students will know their areas of strengths and weaknesses. Whether novice or experienced, this class is a must for maximizing the chances of successfully passing the examinations to improve your credentials and professionalism by becoming certified in the crime scene specialty. Students who attend this course will have a distinct advantage over those who have not attended this dedicated and intensive review course when it comes to testing for the IAI certification examinations. As always,the International Association for Identification Crime Scene Certification Board will work with the host and hosting facility to facilitate a proctor being present for the last day of class in order for the students to sit for the examination. If you wish test after this course, you must have your application submitted and approved at least (60) days prior to testing and be familiar with the application requirements that can be found at the following link:https://www.theiai.org/crime_scene.php  THIS COURSE IS A BOOK REVIEW: In order to maximize benefits from taking this course, any registrant must read and bring each book used for the module being tested or studied for, listed below.Certified Crime Scene Investigator Level 1 (CCSI) Crime Scene Photography, 3rd Edition, by Edward Robinson, 2016, Academic Press-Elsevier, Inc. (All Chapters EXCEPT 1, and 8 thru 12)Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation, 2nd edition by Ross M. Gardner, 2012, CRC Press Certified Crime Scene Analyst Level 2 (CCSA) Crime Scene Photography, 3rd Edition, by Edward Robinson, 2016, Academic Press-Elsevier, Inc. (All Chapters EXCEPT1, Subchapters 9.4, 9.6 and 9.7, and Chapters 10 thru 12)Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, 8th edition by Fisher, Barry and Fisher, David, 2012,CRC PressCertified Senior Crime Scene Analyst Level 3 (CSCSA)Crime Scene Photography, 3rd Edition, by Edward Robinson, 2016, Academic Press-Elsevier, Inc. (All Chapters EXCEPT 1, Subchapters 9.4, 9.6 and 9.7, and Pages 712-735)Effective Expert Witnessing: Practices for the 21st Century, 5th ed.By Matson, Jack V., 2013, CRC Press (All chapters EXCEPT8 and 9)Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 4th edition by James, Stuart H., Nordby, Jon J., and Bell, Suzanne, 2013, CRC Press THIS COURSE IS A BOOK REVIEW:In order to maximize benefits from taking this course, any registrant must read and bring each book used for the module being tested or studied for, listed below.Certified Crime Scene Investigator Level 1 (CCSI) Crime Scene Photography, 3rd Edition, by Edward Robinson, 2016, Academic Press-Elsevier, Inc. (All Chapters EXCEPT 1, and 8 thru 12)Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation, 2nd edition by Ross M. Gardner, 2012, CRC Press Certified Crime Scene Analyst Level 2 (CCSA) Crime Scene Photography, 3rd Edition, by Edward Robinson, 2016, Academic Press-Elsevier, Inc. (All Chapters EXCEPT 1, Subchapters 9.4, 9.6 and 9.7, and Chapters 10 thru 12)Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, 8th edition by Fisher, Barry and Fisher, David, 2012,CRC Press Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst Level 3 (CSCSA)Crime Scene Photography, 3rd Edition, by Edward Robinson, 2016, Academic Press-Elsevier, Inc. (All Chapters EXCEPT 1, Subchapters 9.4, 9.6 and 9.7, and Pages 712-735)Effective Expert Witnessing: Practices for the 21st Century, 5th ed.By Matson, Jack V., 2013, CRC Press (All chapters EXCEPT 8 and 9)Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 4th edition by James, Stuart H., Nordby, Jon J., and Bell, Suzanne, 2013, CRC Press

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12/14/2020
-12/18/2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMCrystal Merrell


Hosted by: Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Location: Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Forensic Division,
10070 Intercom Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33913
 
Instructor: Craig C. Moore (Ontario, Canada)
January 11-15, 2021  (0800 – 1700 hrs, Monday through Friday)
 
$550
 

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1/11/2021
-1/15/2021
 Craig C. Moore


Hosted by: Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Location / Lee County Sheriff’s Office / Forensic Center
10070 Intercom Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913
 
Instructor: Craig C. Moore (Ontario, Canada)
January 25-29, 2021  (0800 – 1700 hrs, Monday through Friday)
$550

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1/25/2021
-1/29/2021
 Craig C. Moore


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