December 9-13, 2013
Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop presented by the Specialized Training Unit at the Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute, Doral, Florida.
For information contact:
Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC
Miami-Dade Police Department
Forensic Services Bureau
9105 N.W. 25th St.
Doral, FL 33172
2013 IABPA Training Conference, October 1-4
International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA) will be
meeting in San Diego, CA. The theme is ''The Science Behind BPA.'' For more
information click here.
Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence Award to RTI International.
On behalf of the Center for Forensic Sciences at RTI International (RTI), we are pleased to announce that the United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded RTI and its partners the Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE). RTI's FTCoE partners include UNT Health Science Center's Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics and the Center for Human Identification, Duquesne University's Forensic Science and Law Program, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Forensic Science. RTI and its partners are also supported by leading forensic science organizations throughout the justice community. Dr. Michael Baylor, co-Director of RTI's Center for Forensic Sciences, will lead the new center. A document explaining in detail what this means is available here.American Association for Laboratory Accrediation (A2LA)
The American Association for Laboratory Accrediation (A2LA) has drafted its Spring 2012 schedule of training classes related to accreditation of crime laboratories. Please take advantage of these valuable training opportunities to improve quality in your laboratories. Please click here to download the course schedule.
McCrone Research Institue
Our courses, usually one-week in length, are designed to provide practicing scientists with training in critical applied microscopy. Some courses provide an overview and emphasize the proper use of the microscope and its accessories; others are more specific. Each course has lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory practice so that students learn each technique by hearing about it, watching it being done, and then doing it. Students learn powerful and effective methods for studying, characterizing, and identifying materials of all kinds, and for rapidly solving research, production, and quality control problems.
Students are welcome to bring with them questions and samples pertaining to their particular area of interest.
Please visit McCrone at www.mcri.org for more information.
College of Microscopy
Located in Westmont, Illinois, the College of Microscopy is an institution for special instruction and specialized education, whose goal is to advance the knowledge and understanding of light and electron microscopy for materials analysis. It is dedicated to quality hands-on teaching of micro-analytical principles, techniques and applications, using state-of the-art light and electron microscopes and accessories. One of the advantages of attending a course at the College of Microscopy is that our courses are taught primarily by experienced senior staff scientists from McCrone Associates, Inc.
who solve microanalytical problems on a daily basis. That's why it's true when we say, "Learn From Experience ... Learn From The Experts."
Visit the College of Microscopy Online Course Calender
Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services
The Training and Records Testimony Team (TRTT) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division provides training and expert witness testimony in the science of fingerprints, including all the proper preparation/ processing of friction ridge skin, and criminal history report data to agencies with authorized access to the CJIS systems. The TRTT offers a variety of classes which are conducted at the FBI/CJIS Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia. In addition, some of our courses are available via Video Teleconferencing (VTC). Agencies are encouraged to send their employees to the FBI/CJIS Division to obtain fingerprint and criminal history training from the TRTT. The internal classes are scheduled on a quarterly basis and advertised on the FBI's Internet site at http://www.fbi.gov.