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Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
11/13/23 - 11/17/23
Portland Police Department, Portland, ME

This 40-hour Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) course will give students the working knowledge and tools to correctly identify and document bloodstain patterns. It will introduce the student to bloodstain terminology, the fundamental principles of BPA, theories, and science behind pattern formation, proper documentation of bloodstain patterns, and mathematic principles used in BPA. Instruction will be given through lectures, practicals, experimentation, and group presentations.
Throughout the course, students will learn how to identify different types of bloodstain patterns, such as passive, projected, and transfer patterns. They will also learn how to interpret the size, shape, and distribution of bloodstains to determine the nature and direction of the impact that caused them.

Upon completion of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of bloodstain pattern analysis and be able to apply this knowledge to real-world scenarios. This course is suitable for individuals interested in pursuing a career in forensic science or law enforcement, as well as for those who want to develop a better understanding of the science behind bloodstain pattern analysis.

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Basic Crime Scene Photography
11/13/23 - 11/17/23
Salinas Police Department, Salinas, CA

This 40-hour Crime Scene Photography course provides instruction that can permit the student 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 flash techniques are also presented with a nighttime Painting-With-Light Exercise included.

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Basic Latent Print Comparison
11/13/23 - 11/17/23
Fayetteville Police Department, Fayettevill, 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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Introduction to Investigative Geneitic Genealogy WEBINAR
11/15/23 - 11/15/23

For years, people have used ancestry and genetic testing to find more about themselves – their heritage, their birth parents, a child they’ve given up for adoption, even predictions about predisposition to health conditions. The advent of current day direct-to-consumer testing companies now provides a convenient way for individuals to access their genetic information from the comfort of their own homes.

To illustrate the relationships among individuals, a genealogist traditionally combines DNA analysis with results obtained through public record searches to build out family trees. This technique is not new. What has recently come under great scrutiny, however, is the way this information is currently being utilized by law enforcement to identify criminal suspects in unsolved or cold cases.

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The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS 2023)
11/20/23 - 11/24/23
Sydney, Australia
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Iowa Division of IAI Conference and Business Meeting
11/20/23 - 11/21/23
FFA Enrichment Center (DMACC Campus), Ankeny, Iowa

2023 Iowa Division of The International Association for Identification Educational Conference and Business Meeting on November 20-21, 2023. This year's conference will be at the FFA Enrichment Center (DMACC - Ankeny Campus) in Ankeny, Iowa. Follow the link below to find out more details and register. Can't wait to see you all there!

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Enhancement & Detection of Blood Evidence on Crime Scenes
11/28/23 - 11/30/23
?Westminster Police Department, Westminster, CA

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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Advanced Crime Scene Reconstruction
12/04/23 - 12/08/23
Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

This 5-day (40 hour) Advanced Crime Scene Reconstruction: Using Graphics and Virtual Models as Analytical Tools course is designed by veteran field experts for detectives, crime scene investigators, crime scene technicians, and others involved in crime scene analysis.  Through lecture and practical exercises, investigators expand their reconstruction skill sets by using organizational tools, open source design, animation and image editing software, and reconstruction methodology to test and analyze scenarios in the context of the scene.

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Introduction to Fingerprint Science and Tenprints
12/04/23 - 12/08/23
Athens Clarke County Police Department, Athens, GA

The Introduction to Fingerprint Science and Tenprints course serves as the primary level of training for those individuals working or seeking employment in the field of fingerprint identification.

This forty-hour workshop is designed to introduce fingerprints to new tenprint examiners, new AFIS operators, new latent print examiners, and crime scene or medical examiner personnel by introducing them to the terminology and concepts of identifying fingerprints. It is the training required by most agencies for the hiring of new employees to work in the field of fingerprint identification and serves as the basis for more advanced training in the field.

This workshop is designed to introduce the student to the comparison of inked fingerprints. It will provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to recognize and compare known areas of friction ridge skin. It will also introduce the student to basic comparison concepts for effective tenprint identifications as well as the requirements for taking legible fingerprint standards.

The students will take part in practical exercises that are designed to reinforce the topics covered in the lecture each day of the class and progressively increase in difficulty.

All materials required to complete this course will be provided by TRITECHFORENSICS Training Division. This includes all handout materials, fingerprint magnifiers, and ridge counters.

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Advance Digital Imaging
12/05/23 - 12/07/23
Online Live
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Low-Light Forensic Photography
12/06/23 - 12/08/23
Bakersfield Police Department, Bakersfield, CA

?The use of photographic documentation by the law enforcement community began in the 1800s, the earliest days of photography. Since those days, photographers have struggled to have the ability to use their cameras in dimly lit areas. Although technological advances have made some aspects of the use of cameras in darkened areas easier, these advances have also made some aspects more difficult, if not impossible.

The Low-Light Forensic Photography course will familiarize the student with technology and techniques that can be employed to document evidence and scenes in darkness while identifying and addressing the pitfalls.

This low-light forensic photography training will impart knowledge through the use of lectures, in-class discussion, and hands-on training. Hands-on training includes both camera/flash operation orientations and practical in-class exercises. Practical exercises include long exposure photography at crime scenes, slow-synchronization and multi-TTL electronic flash, painting-with-light, Luminol/Blue Star Photography for the documentation of blood on the crime scene, shooting reconstruction laser photography, and low-light surveillance photography. All exercises will be reviewed in the classroom and photography will be critiqued.

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Forensic Photography Symposium
01/22/24 - 01/24/24

At FPS 2024, we're bringing together a global community of forensic photographers, crime scene investigators, traffic accident experts, academics, students, and all photography enthusiasts. It's a unique opportunity to explore the world of forensic photography, where we'll dive into hardware, software, networking, techniques, and all the tips and tricks that will elevate your skills to the next level.

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