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March
Shooting Incident Documentation
03/04/24 - 03/08/24
Baltimore City Police Headquarters

Detectives and forensic investigators are frequently summoned to scenes of violence involving firearms. These incidents, including homicides and officer-involved shootings, should be investigated to their logical conclusion. That requires an understanding of the firearms related evidence at the scene, and how to properly document it.

 

This two and one-half-day, Shooting Incident Documentation course teaches the student how to properly interpret physical evidence, and to document the scene through note taking, diagramming, and photography. Use of rods, lasers, and protractors will be covered, as will the use of mathematics in determining bullet flight paths.

 

This Shooting Incident Documentation course is designed as an introduction to the 40-hour Shooting Incident Reconstruction course, or as a standalone course for those students more concerned with documenting scenes as opposed to reconstructing them.

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Enhancement & Detection of Blood Evidence on Crime Scenes
03/11/24 - 03/13/24
Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office | Training Division, Angleton, TX

Crime scene personnel should always be able to perform the most effective techniques when locating evidence that may help in the criminal investigation. To do this, the use of presumptive chemical tests and alternate light sources are important components of successful crime scene work. While some blood evidence may be easily visualized, sometimes this type of evidence is not.

The purpose of this three-day workshop is to introduce attendees to the different chemicals used to enhance bloodstains and patterns that are visible on crime scenes and evidence and also to detect blood that is unseen because the amount of blood is too small or because the blood has been removed in a cleaning of the scene. The use of chemical presumptive tests to determine if blood is present and if the detected blood is of a human or a nonhuman source will also be introduced.

Photographing chemical reactions to bloodstains and the use of infrared photography is also important and will be addressed in this workshop.

This workshop will be taught by a certified crime scene expert.

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Crime Scene Photography: Composition
03/15/24 - 03/15/24
Online Webinar

Crime scene photographs are the permanent record of a crime scene and are critical evidence in any case. This course is designed to teach students the correct way to compose crime scene photographs when documenting crime scenes, evidence, and people.

Students will be introduced to the cardinal rules of crime scene composition, review the exposure triangle, and learn how to avoid common issues in image composition. While some concepts are suited towards students with DSLR or mirrorless cameras, point and shoot camera users can also benefit from this course.

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Physical & Chemical Processing of Latent Print Evidence
03/25/24 - 03/29/24
Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee, FL

The Latent Print Sequential Processing and Preservation course includes comprehensive training in evidence collection and physical and chemical processing of latent print evidence as well as latent print photography. The course will provide both lecture material and hands-on practical exercises.

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Discovering Trace Evidence
03/26/24 - 03/28/24
Village of Orland Park Police Department< Orland Park, IL

The purpose of this 4-day Discovering Trace Evidence workshop is to introduce attendees to the importance of trace evidence such as hair, fibers, soil, paint, accelerants, glass and gunshot residue in crime scene investigations and the ability to successfully locate this evidence through tools such as alternate light sources, document this evidence through advanced photographic techniques and effective collection for submission to the lab for analysis. Power points, lectures, interactive activities, and many hands-on labs will be implemented throughout the workshop to ensure all objectives are met.

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Foray Technologies: Basic Digital Imaging
03/26/24 - 03/28/24
Online

Basic three day course participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of digital imaging concepts. This class covers Adobe Photoshop processing tools and functions.

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Georgia IAI Spring Conference
03/28/24 - 03/28/24
Cordele, GA

The topic is Peer Support. Conference held at South Georgia Technical College

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April
Kansas Division IAI Conference
04/08/24 - 04/10/24
Lawrence, KS

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https://www.kansasiai.org/Education-Conference

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Mississippi Division IAI Conference
04/08/24 - 04/10/24
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Crime Scene Investigations Workshop
04/08/24 - 04/12/24
Orlando Police Department, Orlando, FL

This 40-hour course is designed to instruct the proper methods and techniques to be applied when investigating and documenting crime scenes. Techniques that can be employed to identify and process and/or collect physical evidence at the scene will be covered.

The course is intended for crime scene technicians and investigators as well as patrol officers and detectives who are charged with the responsibility of processing crime scenes. University student and individuals seeking employment in the field of forensics are also welcomed to attend.

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Supervision of Forensic Units
04/08/24 - 04/11/24
Stockbridge Police Department, Stockbridge, GA

Within the field of forensic science, many agencies provide little training to the new supervisor or those who are looking to lead in the future. This Supervision of Forensic Units class is for those supervisors with lots of experience, to those who wish to be a wish to be a forensic supervisor one day. A depth of topics and hands-on material will give the student the information needed for today's leaders. 

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Advanced Latent Analysis
04/08/24 - 04/10/24
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,Nashville, TN

This three day class will be a deep dive into the underutilized aspects of latent analysis. Go beyond font counting and target group searching. Learn how to understand and properly interpret level one information in every type of latent print . This class will make you a better more confident latent print examiner, no matter what experience level you are at.

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Practical Crime Scene Investigations
04/15/24 - 04/19/24
Salinas Police Department, Salinas, CA

This 40-hour course is designed combining theory, best practices, and real experiences as an intermediate level for several capacities of 1st Responders: Patrol Officers, Patrol Supervisors, Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, Arson Investigators and Medicolegal Death Investigators. From the onset of the call for service through case preparation for court, we address the mindset to perform the work, the scene management, tried and proven positive techniques as well as negative experiences with lessons learned. Multiple practical exercises are conducted throughout the course.

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Forensic Ultraviolet & Infrared Photography
04/22/24 - 04/24/24
Union Gap Police Department, Union Gap, WA

While reflective infrared and ultraviolet photography techniques were discovered over 100 years ago, their use in forensics is not commonplace. This is due in part to the specialized equipment and techniques required to successfully capture useful images. This Forensic Ultraviolet & Infrared Photography course will demystify the practice of taking reflective infrared and ultraviolet photographs with digital cameras and will provide the student with skills he or she can use in their work to assist in the investigation of criminal activity.

The human eye cannot see light in the infrared and ultraviolet wavebands of the spectrum. However, the properties of these types of radiation make it possible to capture images that cannot be captured using visible light. This makes infrared and ultraviolet photography capable of capturing images that might otherwise never be seen. In some cases, these images could make or break the case.

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Illinois Division IAI Conference
04/22/24 - 01/24/24
Naperville, IL

This year's conference will give crime scene investigators and forensic scientists from Illinois and surrounding states a unique training opportunity. Get ready for a day that is full of information regarding evidence collection techniques, case studies, and to learning new information that will be helpful for you in the future!

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2024 American Society of Crime Lab Directors Symposium
04/28/24 - 05/05/24
Birmingham, AL

The 50th Anniversary Symposium held in Austin, Texas, in April 2023 was one for the record books: it was our highest attended Symposium ever! And so the wheel keeps turning as we prepare for our visit to Birmingham, Alabama, in April 2024. 

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Advanced Crime Scene Documentation
04/29/24 - 05/03/24
North Las Vegas Police Department, North Las Vegas, NV

When responding to scenes where blood has been shed, it is essential for investigators to ensure that the patterns formed by bloodstains are preserved and documented. In cases where the scene will not be visited by a qualified bloodstain pattern analyst, the correct documentation of these bloodstains will permit this type of analysis to be performed later in the investigation. Improper documentation can lead to instances where no analysis is possible or where such analysis is less meaningful and useful.

This course is designed for the student who wants to learn how to correctly recognize, document, and collect bloodstains and bloodstain patterns for later analysis by a bloodstain pattern analyst. Students will be taught terminology, pattern recognition, and documentation methods that will ensure the possibility that the patterns can be reconstructed and analyzed at a later date. Classroom presentations are supplemented with practical exercises and hands-on activities.

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Basic Latent Print Comparison
04/29/24 - 05/03/24
Athens Clarke County Police Department, Athens, GA

This forty-hour workshop is designed to help get the training process started for new examiners by introducing them to the terminology and concepts necessary to become a latent print examiner. 

This Basic Latent Print Comparison workshop is designed to introduce the student to the science of latent print examination. It will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct comparisons as a latent print examiner. By knowing the history of latent print examination, the biology of the friction ridge skin, levels of friction ridge skin detail, and proper ACE-V methodology it will help the student become an expert in the latent print discipline.

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Crime Scene Photography
04/29/24 - 05/03/24
Alabaster Police Department, Alabaster, AL

This 40-hour Crime Scene Photography course teaches the techniques needed to successfully document evidence and scenes in a professional manner. The course begins with instruction of basic photographic techniques such as the mechanics of exposure, depth-of-field, and motion control. Camera handling and operation are stressed in all areas to include camera controls and how they work, electronic noise causes and controls, and much more. This course also includes instruction on basic electronic flash operation and techniques.

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May
Courtroom Testimony for Forensic Science Professionals
05/01/24 - 05/03/24
Costa Mesa Police Department, Costa Mesa, CA

This Courtroom Testimony for the Forensic Science Professional's course is designed to instruct proper testimony techniques to forensic science professionals, such as those employed in the fields of crime scene investigations, fingerprint analysis, and laboratory analysis.

Practitioners in these disciplines are frequently called upon to testify in court regarding the techniques, observations, and conclusions undertaken in their work. Often, they are requested to express opinions in their courtroom testimony, which is only possible when they are accepted by the court as expert witnesses. The goal of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to successfully testify in a court of law as a forensic expert witness.

The first step in being accepted as a forensic expert witness is to survive the “voir dire.”
Students will learn how to prepare themselves and the concerned attorney(s) for this important initial step. The course will continue by covering techniques the witness can employ to more effectively explain scientific evidence to the judge and jury.

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Courtroom Testimony for Forensic Science Professionals
05/01/24 - 05/03/24
Costa Mesa Police Department, Costa Mesa, CA

This Courtroom Testimony for the Forensic Science Professional's course is designed to instruct proper testimony techniques to forensic science professionals, such as those employed in the fields of crime scene investigations, fingerprint analysis, and laboratory analysis.

Practitioners in these disciplines are frequently called upon to testify in court regarding the techniques, observations, and conclusions undertaken in their work. Often, they are requested to express opinions in their courtroom testimony, which is only possible when they are accepted by the court as expert witnesses. The goal of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to successfully testify in a court of law as a forensic expert witness.

The first step in being accepted as a forensic expert witness is to survive the “voir dire.”
Students will learn how to prepare themselves and the concerned attorney(s) for this important initial step. The course will continue by covering techniques the witness can employ to more effectively explain scientific evidence to the judge and jury.

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Nebraska Division IAI Conference
05/02/24 - 04/03/24
Ashland, NE

The NEIAI annual conference is a two day event, with various lectures and workshops. Be sure to look at the schedule below to determine what days and events you want to attend. Be sure to join us for the Presidents Reception after the conference on day one!

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South Caroline 2024 Spring Educational Conference
05/06/24 - 05/09/24
Rock Hill Sports and Event Center,Rock Hill, SC

We have a great slate of speakers and presentations to provide for you! See you all in Rock Hill! Can’t beat $100 for 4 days of training! ($200 for non-members)

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Basic Latent Print Comparison
05/06/24 - 05/10/24
Niagara County Emergency Management Center, Lockport, NY

This forty-hour workshop is designed to help get the training process started for new examiners by introducing them to the terminology and concepts necessary to become a latent print examiner. 

This Basic Latent Print Comparison workshop is designed to introduce the student to the science of latent print examination. It will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct comparisons as a latent print examiner. By knowing the history of latent print examination, the biology of the friction ridge skin, levels of friction ridge skin detail, and proper ACE-V methodology it will help the student become an expert in the latent print discipline.

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Fingerprint Evidence Processing, Collection, & Photography
05/06/24 - 05/10/24
St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy, Wellston, MO

The Fingerprint Evidence Processing, Collection, and Photography course includes comprehensive training in the mechanical and chemical processing of latent print evidence as well as two days of photography workshops that include specialized lighting techniques and use of forensic light sources to visualize and photographically record the evidence.

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Detection, Enhancement , & Documentation of Blood Evidence
05/13/24 - 05/17/24
Loveland Police Department, Loveland, CO

The purpose of this five-day workshop is to introduce attendees to proper documentation of blood-shedding events through photographic techniques, sketching components and proper collection of blood evidence so the reconstruction process can proceed. Attendees will also be introduced to different chemicals used to enhance bloodstains that are visible on crime scenes and evidence and also to detect blood that is difficult to visualize because the amount of blood is too small or because the blood has been removed by cleaning or altering of the scene. The use of chemical presumptive tests to determine if blood is present and to determine if the detected blood is of a human or a nonhuman source will also be introduced.

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Chesapeake Bay IAI Conference
05/13/24 - 05/15/24
Ocean City, MD

The upcoming conference will be held in Ashore Beach Club and Resort in Ocean City, Maryland on May 13-15, 2024.

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Courtroom Testimony for Forensic Science Professionals
05/20/24 - 05/22/24
Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, Vero Beach, FL

This Courtroom Testimony for the Forensic Science Professional's course is designed to instruct proper testimony techniques to forensic science professionals, such as those employed in the fields of crime scene investigations, fingerprint analysis, and laboratory analysis.

Practitioners in these disciplines are frequently called upon to testify in court regarding the techniques, observations, and conclusions undertaken in their work. Often, they are requested to express opinions in their courtroom testimony, which is only possible when they are accepted by the court as expert witnesses.

The goal of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to successfully testify in a court of law as a forensic expert witness.

The first step in being accepted as a forensic expert witness is to survive the “voir dire.”
Students will learn how to prepare themselves and the concerned attorney(s) for this important initial step.

The course will continue by covering techniques the witness can employ to more effectively explain scientific evidence to the judge and jury.

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Crime Scene Investigations
05/20/24 - 05/24/24
King County Sheriff’s Office, Renton, WA

This five-day (40 hour) course is intended for crime scene investigators/forensic technicians and detectives/investigators who are called upon to process crime scenes. Patrol officers who do not normally process crime scenes will benefit from this course especially if and when they are called upon to preserve and process a crime scene because the crime scene response personnel are unavailable. This course is not intended for those who have taken an advanced crime scene course except as a refresher.

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Crime Scene Photography
05/20/24 - 05/24/24
Bannock County Sheriff's Office, Pocatello, ID

This 40-hour Crime Scene Photography course teaches the techniques needed to successfully document evidence and scenes in a professional manner. The course begins with instruction of basic photographic techniques such as the mechanics of exposure, depth-of-field, and motion control. Camera handling and operation are stressed in all areas to include camera controls and how they work, electronic noise causes and controls, and much more. This course also includes instruction on basic electronic flash operation and techniques.

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Oklahoma Division IAI Conference
05/22/24 - 05/24/24
Edmond, OK

Check web site for updates and program.

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2024 Texas Division IAI Training Conference
05/28/24 - 06/01/24
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, Corpus Christi, TX

At the Texas Division of the IAI, we’ve served forensic science professionals in Texas for over 80 years. With the creation of the TDIAI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, we can focus on educating forensic science professionals to improve and develop greater capabilities while also being able to advocate for forensic science professionals in the Great State of Texas!

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June
Crime Scene Investigations Workshop
06/03/24 - 06/07/24
Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Stuart, FL

This 40-hour course is designed to instruct the proper methods and techniques to be applied when investigating and documenting crime scenes. Techniques that can be employed to identify and process and/or collect physical evidence at the scene will be covered.

The course is intended for crime scene technicians and investigators as well as patrol officers and detectives who are charged with the responsibility of processing crime scenes. University student and individuals seeking employment in the field of forensics are also welcomed to attend.

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2024 Pacific Northwest Division IAI Training Conference
06/04/24 - 06/07/24
Missoula, MT

We are excited to announce our 2024 Educational Conference Location – Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown – MISSOULA, MONTANA!

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Alternate Light Source Workshop
06/06/24 - 06/07/24
Topeka Police Department Training Facility, Topeka, KS

Alternate Light Sources (ALS) are tools that can permit investigators to locate, process, and photograph otherwise invisible evidence. Understanding how these devices work is helpful in applying them correctly at the crime scene or in the laboratory.

This Alternate Light Source Workshop course begins with a discussion of the properties of light and luminescence and culminates in the use of the ALS to visualize and photograph items of evidence. A review of basic photography and the use more advanced photographic techniques to optimize image quality will be included.

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Advanced Crime Scene Investigations
06/10/24 - 06/13/24
Kitsap Readiness Center | Washington National Guard,Bremerton, WA

This course is designed for crime scene investigators, technicians, and detectives who have a moderate level of experience working in the field of crime scene investigations.

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Basic Latent Print Comparison
06/10/24 - 06/14/24
Wichita Falls Public Safety Training Center, Witchita Falls, TX

This Basic Latent Print Comparison workshop is designed to introduce the student to the science of latent print examination. It will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct comparisons as a latent print examiner. By knowing the history of latent print examination, the biology of the friction ridge skin, levels of friction ridge skin detail, and proper ACE-V methodology it will help the student become an expert in the latent print discipline.

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Investigative Analysis and Crime Scene Reconstruction
06/10/24 - 06/14/24
San Diego Police Department, San Diego, CA

Comprehensive and accurate analysis of evidence will make or break a case, and it ultimately determines if justice is served, whether the case is a property crime, assault, or death investigation.

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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Foray Technologies: Advance Digital Imaging
06/11/24 - 06/13/24
Online

Learn, perform and explain advanced concepts of Adobe Photoshop.

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Fingerprint Evidence Processing, Collection, & Photography
06/17/24 - 06/21/24
Annapolis Police Department, Annapolis, MD

The Fingerprint Evidence Processing, Collection, and Photography course includes comprehensive training in the mechanical and chemical processing of latent print evidence as well as two days of photography workshops that include specialized lighting techniques and use of forensic light sources to visualize and photographically record the evidence.

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July
Fundamentals of Crime Scene Photography
07/15/24 - 07/19/24
Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Stuart, FL

Crime scene documentation is an important component of investigative work. Proper documentation of crime scenes can assist in reconstruction, the use of experts and in trial testimony. However, in doing so, crime scene personnel face many challenges in photographing scenes. These include low light, use of advanced equipment and chemicals.

This comprehensive 40-hour crime scene photography workshop will provide lectures, power points, hand out materials and many hands-on practicums to ensure all objectives are met. The course is designed for students of basic to intermediate skill level.

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Forensic Ultraviolet & Infrared Photography
07/31/24 - 08/02/24
Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, Vero Beach, FL

While reflective infrared and ultraviolet photography techniques were discovered over 100 years ago, their use in forensics is not commonplace. This is due in part to the specialized equipment and techniques required to successfully capture useful images. This Forensic Ultraviolet & Infrared Photography course will demystify the practice of taking reflective infrared and ultraviolet photographs with digital cameras and will provide the student with skills he or she can use in their work to assist in the investigation of criminal activity.

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August
2024 International Association for Identification Training Conference
08/11/24 - 08/17/24
Reno, NV

The lAl's 2024 Annual Educational Conference meets the core aspects of the lAI Mission - education and professional development. There will be a full week of high-quality, cutting-edge education and hands-on training in forensic physical evidence examination and crime scene processing.

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September
2024 Rocky Mountain Division of the IAI Training Conference
09/11/24 - 09/13/24
Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Division of the International Association for Identification, chartered in 1967, is composed of persons in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, and is formed to associate persons who are actively engaged in the profession of forensic identification and scientific investigation so the profession in all of its branches may be effectively standardized and scientifically practiced. The RMDIAI also works with the parent organization and other chartered divisions to advance the field of scientific identification.

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Advanced Crime Scene Photography
09/16/24 - 09/20/24
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Olathe, KS

This Advanced Crime Scene Photography course provides instruction that can permit the student to successfully document challenging photography situations that occur at crime scenes. The course begins with instruction of lighting techniques. Scene specific photography of bloodstain pattern and shooting scene evidence will be covered in detail. The course covers low-light, chemiluminescent, and forensic light source photography. 

Students will learn techniques for taking examination quality photographs of fingerprint and shoe wear/tire tread evidence. The capstone exercise, at the end of training, is designed to reinforce knowledge and skills gained during the week. Students will be tasked to photograph mock scenes and demonstrate several advanced forensic photography techniques.

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Minnesota Division IAI Conference
09/25/24 - 09/27/24
Breezy Point, MN
Chartered in 1964, the Minnesota Division of the International Association for Identification (MNIAI) holds an annual educational conference devoted to continuing education for the forensic sciences, crime scene investigation and identification fields. Typically held in the fall, the conference is two-three days long.
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October
Georgia Division IAI Fall Conference
10/13/24 - 10/17/24
Jekyll Island, GA

Conference will be held at the Villas by the Sea, Jekyll Island.

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Florida Division IAI Conference
10/20/24 - 10/25/24
Orlando, FL

The FDIAI 64th Annual Educational Training Conference will be held October 20-25, 2024 at the Hilton Doubletree Resort at Sea World, Orlando. Details to be announced in the Spring.

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December
Investigative Analysis and Crime Scene Reconstruction
12/09/24 - 12/13/24
Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral, FL

Comprehensive and accurate analysis of evidence will make or break a case, and it ultimately determines if justice is served, whether the case is a property crime, assault, or death investigation.

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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