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Meeting NameBloodstain Pattern Analysis on Fabrics with an Introduction to Digital Casework.
OrganizationCSI Academy of FloridaStart Date 8/20/2018
Country United States of America End Date 8/24/2018
StateFlorida
Meeting InformationThis is an advanced bloodstain pattern analysis workshop examining the interaction of liquid blood with fabrics, textiles and clothing. Coupled with an introduction to the analysis of bloodstain casework that has been provided in a digital format. Participants must have had a minimum of an introductory level BPA workshop prior to attending this workshop.

Workshop participants will participate in practical exercises to enhance their ability to interpret complex bloodstain patterns deposited on fabrics, textiles and clothing. This will be accomplished by the participant’s dripping, splashing and transfering liquid blood onto fabrics, textile...
Websitehttp://noslowforensic.com/new-page/
 
Meeting Name8th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference
OrganizationEAFSStart Date 8/27/2018
Country France End Date 8/31/2018
State
Meeting InformationA few words about EAFS 2018: •Main topics: 2020 - The Forensic Odyssey - the new European Forensic Science Area. The title of the conference directly referred to the European Forensic Science 2020 plan. •The EAFS Conference is a leading meeting for forensic science, gathering the major global experts in the field. This rotating European congress takes place every 3 years. We expect more than 1,000 delegates and over 50 exhibiting companies in Lyon in 2018. •More of 1000 experts are expected including forensic scientists, pathologists, forensic stakeholders, researchers, practitioners, students in forensic science.
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Websitehttp://www.eafs2018.eu/
 
Meeting NameDigital Device Forensics
OrganizationSirchie and High Tech Crime InstituteStart Date 8/28/2018
Country United States of America End Date 8/29/2018
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

With over 9 Billion wireless subscriptions worldwide as of 2016, every criminal investigation involves information that can be captured from a digital device, including phones and tablets. Understanding what information can be obtained from these devices, as well as how to collect and preserve the information legally is critical. This course will cover various digital devices, how wireless and cellular networks operate, and review data and information that can be obtained from carriers, devices, and the web. Attendees will be exposed to FTK Imager and Autopsy, open source tools for digital device imaging, as well as commercial products in...
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/training/digital-device-forensics/digital-device-forensics.html#.WsL4lojwY2w
 
Meeting NameMapLink (Digital Forensics)
OrganizationSirchie and High Tech Crime InstituteStart Date 9/4/2018
Country United States of America End Date 9/6/2018
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting InformationThis 3-day course is designed to give investigators both the tools and training to conduct analytical examinations of Call Detail Records (CDR). The ability of the investigator to be able to understand the complex records being provided to them by the known tools network carriers will be critical. MapLink will turn a large amount of data provided to the investigator under Subpoena or Search Warrant into usable information. The objectives of this course are to understand Call Data Records, analyze data provided, and create reports that can be used for court.

Instructor: Stephen Pearson

Stephen Pearson combines more than 29 years of law-e...
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/maplink-1.html#.WsMOa4jwY2w
 
Meeting NameANZFSS 24th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
OrganizationAustralian & New Zealand Forensic Science SocietyStart Date 9/9/2018
Country Australia End Date 9/13/2018
StateOther
Meeting InformationThe Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) holds an international symposium every two years. The conference and its disciplines cover the major areas of forensic science: biological and chemical criminalistics, illicit drugs, pathology and clinical medicine, blood pattern analysis, fires and explosives, science and justice, firearms and toolmarks, education and training, archaeology and anthropology, entomology, odontology, wildlife forensics, electronic evidence, document examination, fingerprint examination, management and quality assurance, toxicology and pharmacology, crime scene investigation, and biometrics.

T...
Websitehttp://www.anzfss2018.com
 
Meeting NameLatent Fingerprint Processing
OrganizationSouthern Institute of Forensic ScienceStart Date 9/10/2018
Country United States of America End Date 9/12/2018
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
This course is intended for law enforcement officers, investigators, technicians and crime lab personnel responsible for processing crime scenes and / or physical evidence for latent print evidence. this course stresses hands on practice with latent print development materials and methods; including conventional, florescent and magnetic powder processing, adhesive materials processing, basic chemical processing and cyanoacrylate fuming. Participants will learn to collect and preserve latent print evidence using tape lifting techniques, photography and impression casting materials.
Websitewww.southerninstituteofforensicscience.com
 
Meeting NameAdvanced Latent Ridgeology Class
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 9/17/2018
Country United States of America End Date 9/21/2018
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information Minimum Requirements: Each student must have attended and completed a Basic Latent Print Comparison Course to be accepted in the Advanced Ridgeology Course.

YOU NEED TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM IF... You are a latent print AFIS operator desiring to improve your latent print comparison skills. You are a latent print examiner seeking advanced training in latent print comparison and identification. You are an experienced latent print examiner preparing to take the International Association for Identification Certified Latent Print Examination. You would like to receive training with case work quality latent prints for a real-life latent compariso...
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/advanced-latent-ridgeology-class-2.html#.WsoQzOch2Uk
 
Meeting NameForensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 9/17/2018
Country United States of America End Date 9/21/2018
StateTexas
Meeting InformationForensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture with Karen T. Taylor
Attendees for the week of this forensic sculpture workshop will select one of two options: either the Basic or the Master Facial Reconstruction Sculpture programs, which will be held jointly. You should have previously taken a basic forensic sculpture workshop if you select the Master option. Many attendees opt to return for repeat instruction to hone their skills and in order to simulate more actual case experience. Forensic sculpture technique and accuracy are best re?ned through doing cases, seeing life photos of the individual and carefully comparing and assessing your work.
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Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/forensic-art.html
 
Meeting NameEvidence Collection and Processing (Kennewick, WA) Sept 18-20, 2018
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every Scene (Off-Site)Start Date 9/18/2018
Country United States of America End Date 9/20/2018
StateWashington
Meeting Information

With the cooperation of the Kennewick Police Dept. (WA) Sirchie is offering its comprehensive “hands-on” General Processing Class at the Kennewick Police Dept, 211 West 6th Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.

This 3-day (8:30 am to 4:00 pm) course covers state-of-the-art methods of identifying, recording, processing and preserving various types of evidence found at the scene of the crime. The program is geared for “Hands-on” use of equipment, materials and supplies necessary for a thorough and comprehensive evidence collection mission.

OST100 Evidence Collection and Processing Topic Areas include:

1) Crime Scene Mission
a) Protecting the...
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/training/evidence-collection/evidence-collection-and-processing-kennewick-wa-sept-18-20-2018.html#.Wsoauech2Uk
 
Meeting NameTECNICRIM 2018
OrganizationStart Date 9/18/2018
Country Cuba End Date 9/20/2018
State
Meeting Information
X Cuban Criminalistics Technology Symposium and III Biometric Identification Conference 



The Cuban Criminalistics Technology Symposium is held every three years. We are announcing this tenth edition in the context of completing the process of updating and validating the methodological apparatus of Cuban criminalistics. The 2018 conference will be held at the Havana International Conference Center in Havana, Cuba.
Websitewww.tecnicrim.co.cu/home.aspx
 
Meeting NameBasic Forensic Pathology for Death Investigators and Law Enforcement
OrganizationSouthern Institute of Forensic ScienceStart Date 9/24/2018
Country United States of America End Date 9/27/2018
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
This course is intended for law officers, investigators, technicians and crime lab personnel responsible for processing crime scenes and / or physical evidence.
Websitewww.southerninstituteofforensicscience.com
 
Meeting NameBasic Criminal Investigation
OrganizationSouthern Institute of Forensic ScienceStart Date 10/8/2018
Country United States of America End Date 10/12/2018
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
This course is intended for new detectives and investigators.
Website
 
Meeting NamePhase 2 - Footwear Impression - Examination, Comparison, Identification Training
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 10/8/2018
Country United States of America End Date 10/12/2018
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

Minimum Requirements: Must have completed the Phase 1 – Sirchie Footwear Impression Course, a basic Detection, Documentation, Collection and Preservation of Track Evidence Course or any Crime Scene Investigation Course will suffice.

As stated in an article published in Evidence Technology Magazine, and written by Tom Adair, footwear impressions can tell us about both the criminal and the crime. He goes on to state that we may be able to determine the make and style of shoe, and even the identity of the shoe to the exclusion of all others in the world. In this course, the student will get hands-on training in the comparison of footwear ...
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/footwear-impression-phase-2-1.html#.WsoZEuch2Uk
 
Meeting NameTwo-Day Human Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 10/13/2018
Country United States of America End Date 10/14/2018
StateTexas
Meeting Information

The two-day course is designed for individuals interested in learning basic methods for locating and excavating buried human remains. The course will include lectures on search and excavation techniques and 1.5 days of hands on training in body excavation.

This course is open to professionals, citizen academy members, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students. Previous knowledge of anthropology and skeletal anatomy is recommended.

ABMDI and TCOLE credits are available.
...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/2daybodyrecovery.html
 
Meeting NameCrime Scene Reconstruction
OrganizationReynolds Forensic ConsultingStart Date 10/15/2018
Country United States of America End Date 10/19/2018
StatePennsylvania
Meeting Information

This course will provide attendees with an understanding of fundamental science and how it can be applied to case specific reconstructive efforts so that experimentally derived data and reconstructive determinations are reliable, defendable and most importantly, case circumstance specific. The course will also illustrate that reconstructive efforts can be as simple as just the correct identification, collection, and testing of evidence samples or so complex as to require formal planning, multiple replicates and documented dependent and independent variable control. The course foundation is premised on the fact that irrespective of complex...
Website
 
Meeting NameInternational Forensic Photography Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade County Medical Examiner Dept.Start Date 10/22/2018
Country United States of America End Date 10/26/2018
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

October 22-26, 2018

A comprehensive workshop, consisting of lectures and hands-on sessions designed for those in the forensic and law enforcement fields.You'll learn to: properly photograph an autopsy and related gross specimens, photograph a crime scene properly, utilize basic lighting and exposure techniques, use close-up photography as a tool, record images too fast for the human eye in the High-Speed Gun range, use alternate light sources and reflective UV/IR techniques to record images normally invisible to the human eye. Participants will learn how to choose and maintain the equipment that is best suited for their needs....
Website
 
Meeting NameBloodstain Pattern Documentation Class by BEVEL, GARDNER & ASSOCIATES INC
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 10/22/2018
Country United States of America End Date 10/25/2018
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

Throughout the United States and certainly in smaller departments, the crime scene technician faces the complexities of homicide scenes without the proper support or training. Like all forensic disciplines, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis is only useful if the patterns are captured and sampled properly. Students of our other popular Crime Scene Technology and fingerprint classes have requested this training; therefore, SIRCHIE, in conjunction with BEVEL, GARDNER & ASSOCIATES INC., is pleased to offer this bloodstain analysis curriculum. Class size is limited, so register as soon as possible.

“This 4-day, hands-on course is intended for...
Websitewww.sirchie.com/training/bloodstain-pattern-documentation/bloodstain-pattern-documentation-2.html#.WrerpkxFw2w
 
Meeting NameInvestigating Staged Crime Scenes (2 Day Course)
OrganizationSecond Look Training and Forensic Consulting, LLCStart Date 10/22/2018
Country United States of America End Date 10/23/2018
StateTexas
Meeting Information

Hosted by the Randall County Sheriff’s Office

Randall County Fire Station Event Center

1111E. Loop 335 S.

Amarillo, TX 79118

A great deal of contemporary police professional literature tends to focus upon limited areas of crime scene staging such as the purposeful staging or posing of a sexual homicide victim within a crime scene. Another type of staged scene encountered, but not well publicized, is "where the perpetrator changes elements of the scene to make a death appear to be a suicide or accidental in order to cover up a murder; thereby, altering the scene and often providing false statements in support of the altera...
Websitehttps://www.secondlooktraining.com/training-schedule
 
Meeting NameFall 2018 CAC Seminar
OrganizationCalifornia Association of CriminalistsStart Date 10/29/2018
Country United States of America End Date 11/2/2018
StateCalifornia
Meeting Information

Go Mad For Forensic Science!

More information to come

Websitehttp://www.cacnews.org/
 
Meeting NameMastering the IAI Latent Print Exam Class
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 10/29/2018
Country United States of America End Date 11/2/2018
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

Minimum requirements for the class: Each student must have at least 1 year of Latent print experience to be accepted in the class.

Background:

Examiners who are preparing to take the Latent Print Certification exam are often most concerned about the comparison phase of the exam. Even though the exam is now 8 hours rather than 6.5 hours long, many still have a concern about running out of time and not completing the necessary 12 identifications. This class is being offered to help latent examiners overcome this fear. Students should dress casual for the class.

In this course, emphasis will be placed on: Recognizing valuable search...
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/mastering-the-iai-latent-print-exam-class-2.html#.WsoU-Och2Uk
 
Meeting NameAdvanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationChesterfield County Police DeptStart Date 10/29/2018
Country United States of America End Date 11/2/2018
StateVirginia
Meeting Information

This advanced level course is designed for practitioners who have successfully completed basic instruction in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and desire to build on that fundamental knowledge while working toward expertise in the discipline. This workshop will begin with a brief review of the basic concepts and will continue with the student applying those concepts in the analysis of a digital case file* with report generation and verbal defense of findings.

Mock crime scenes with the associated clothing and physical evidence, will also be completely analyzed from documentation and stain selection through report writing . In doing so, the ...
Websitehttp://noslowforensic.com/new-page/
 
Meeting NameDigital Device Forensics
OrganizationSirchie and High Tech Crime InstituteStart Date 10/30/2018
Country United States of America End Date 10/31/2018
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

With over 9 Billion wireless subscriptions worldwide as of 2016, every criminal investigation involves information that can be captured from a digital device, including phones and tablets. Understanding what information can be obtained from these devices, as well as how to collect and preserve the information legally is critical. This course will cover various digital devices, how wireless and cellular networks operate, and review data and information that can be obtained from carriers, devices, and the web. Attendees will be exposed to FTK Imager and Autopsy, open source tools for digital device imaging, as well as commercial products in...
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/training/digital-device-forensics/digital-device-forensics.html#.WsL4lojwY2w
 
Meeting Name2018 ACVP & ASVCP Annual Meeting
OrganizationACVP & ASVCPStart Date 11/3/2018
Country United States of America End Date 11/7/2018
StateDistrict of Columbia
Meeting Information
Mark your calendar and join us in Washington, DC, for the 69th Annual Meeting of the ACVP and the 53rd Annual Meeting of the ASVPC!



The meeting will  be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.



Whether you are new to the field of veterinary pathology or an experienced veteran, you will enjoy the diverse and exciting program being offered at this year's meeting.



Abstract submission deadline: July 2, 2018.
Websitewww.acvp.org or www.asvcp.org
 
Meeting NameLatent Palm Print Comparison Class
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 11/12/2018
Country United States of America End Date 11/16/2018
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

Minimum Requirements for the class: Each student must have attended and completed a Basic Latent Fingerprint Comparison Course to be accepted in the Advanced Latent Palm Print Comparison Course.

You need to attend this program if... You would like to learn how to recognize valuable search clues for latent palm prints You would like valuable training in latent palm print orientation and comparison techniques You want to understand value of Major and Minor Flexion Creases during comparisons

Many students have expressed the difficulty in comparing latent palm prints and asked for a course that addresses this and simulates routine case ...
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/latent-palm-print-comparison-class-2.html#.WsoTIOch2Uk
 
Meeting Name30th International Conference on Mental and Behavioral Health
OrganizationMental Health Congress 2018Start Date 11/12/2018
Country Australia End Date 11/13/2018
State
Meeting Information
We are happy to bring to your notice that Conference Series is hosting the “30th International Conference on Mental and Behavioral Health” (Mental Health Congress 2018) along with external scientific association with the Academicians, Psychiatrists, Neurologists, Psychologists, Psychiatry Researchers, students, around the globe, scheduled on November 12-13, 2018 at Melbourne, Australia.
The main theme of the conference is “Reintegrating the Psychotherapy on Conceptual and Perceptual Health”. The Mental Health Congress 2018 conference is designed to facilitate the sharing knowledge and experience of Psychiatry workforce education worldwide....
Websitehttps://mentalhealth.neurologyconference.com/conference-brochure.php
 
Meeting Name2018 Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association Conference
OrganizationStart Date 11/12/2018
Country United States of America End Date 11/16/2018
StateLouisiana
Meeting InformationThe goal of the conference – to enhance the dialogue between members of law enforcement tasked with investigating the most heinous and impactful life events faced by members of society. To do so by presenting lessons learned through experience during the lengthy and diverse investigations necessary to bring closure to such cases. The conference will found an atmosphere of law enforcement knowledge sharing which can be maintained and drawn upon through the resources of SEHIA .

To be held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

...
Websitewww.sehia.org
 
Meeting NameComprehensive Advanced Latent Print Comparison Course
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 12/3/2018
Country United States of America End Date 12/7/2018
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

How proficient are your individual comparison skills as pertaining to latent print casework? Are erroneous exclusions a problem in your skill set? If you are a manager are erroneous exclusions a problem in your latent print work unit? This class was developed to help improve latent comparison competency and knowledge whether you are already a Certified Latent Print Examiner or if you are preparing to take the exam in the near future. A broad and exhaustive level of complex latent print exercises were carefully compiled to improve the level of expertise for examiners. You will not find another class like this one anywhere.

Minimum Requi...
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/comprehensive-advanced-latent-print-comparison-course.html#.WsoV5ech2Uk
 
Meeting NameIntroductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/3/2018
Country United States of America End Date 12/7/2018
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

This is an introductory level bloodstain pattern analysis workshop.

The workshop objectives are: 1) Teach the investigator how to identify bloodstain pattern evidence at the crime scene. 2) Teach the investigator how to properly document bloodstain pattern evidence. 3) Teach the investigator how to properly preserve the bloodstain pattern evidence. 4) Teach the investigator how to reconstruct bloodstain patterns at the crime scene. 5) Provide the foundation for teaching the investigator how to interpret bloodstain pattern evidence. 6) Teach the investigator the safety and health issues associated with bloodstain pattern evidence.

Th...
Websitehttp://noslowforensic.com/new-page/
 
Meeting NameAdvanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 1/28/2019
Country United States of America End Date 2/1/2019
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

This advanced level course is designed for practitioners who have successfully completed basic instruction in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and desire to build on that fundamental knowledge while working toward expertise in the discipline. This workshop will begin with a brief review of the basic concepts and will continue with the student applying those concepts in the analysis of bloodstain pattern crime scenes with report generation and verbal defense of findings.

Mock crime scenes with the associated clothing and physical evidence, will also be completely analyzed from documentation and stain selection through report writing . In doi...
Websitehttp://noslowforensic.com/
 
Meeting NameBloodstain Pattern Analysis on Fabrics with an Introduction to Digital Casework.
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 3/18/2019
Country United States of America End Date 3/22/2019
StateFlorida
Meeting InformationThis is an advanced bloodstain pattern analysis workshop examining the interaction of liquid blood with fabrics, textiles and clothing. Coupled with an introduction to the analysis of bloodstain casework that has been provided in a digital format. Participants must have had a minimum of an introductory level BPA workshop prior to attending this workshop.

Workshop participants will participate in practical exercises to enhance their ability to interpret complex bloodstain patterns deposited on fabrics, textiles and clothing. This will be accomplished by the participant’s dripping, splashing and transfering liquid blood onto fabrics, textile...
Websitehttps://www.noslowforensic.com
 
Meeting Name18th Annual Forensic DNA Conference – Bode 2019
OrganizationBode Cellmark ForensicsStart Date 4/23/2019
Country United States of America End Date 4/26/2019
StateArizona
Meeting InformationBode Cellmark is pleased to announce the 18th Annual Forensic DNA Conference – Bode 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. The Bode 2019 Conference will be our premier continuing education event of the year. The Annual Forensic DNA Conference provides training on the latest techniques and technologies to the forensic science community and gives scientists the opportunity to share experiences from their laboratories. Leaders from various law enforcement and federal agencies will provide lectures, demonstrations, and mini-workshops about new technologies, concepts and challenges in the DNA identification field.
https://www.bodecellmark.com/pages/bode-cellmark-f...
Websitehttps://www.bodecellmark.com/pages/bode-cellmark-forensics-annual-forensic-dna-conference
 
Meeting NameJuly 2019 7th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science
OrganizationMax Planck Institute for Foreign and InternationalStart Date 7/1/2019
Country Germany End Date 7/1/2019
State
Meeting Information

The Seventh International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science is tentatively scheduled for July 2019 in Feiburg, Germany, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law.

Forensic scientists and evidence scholars from throughout the world are welcome.  

Additional details will be forthcoming.

Website
 
Meeting NameIntroductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/9/2019
Country United States of America End Date 12/13/2019
StateFlorida
Meeting InformationThis is an introductory level bloodstain pattern analysis workshop.

The workshop objectives are: 1) Teach the investigator how to identify bloodstain pattern evidence at the crime scene. 2) Teach the investigator how to properly document bloodstain pattern evidence. 3) Teach the investigator how to properly preserve the bloodstain pattern evidence. 4) Teach the investigator how to reconstruct bloodstain patterns at the crime scene. 5) Provide the foundation for teaching the investigator how to interpret bloodstain pattern evidence. 6) Teach the investigator the safety and health issues associated with bloodstain pattern evidence.

The wo...
Websitehttps://www.noslowforensic.com
 
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