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Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction

Length of Seminar: 2.5 Days
Instructor: Tom Martin

Course Objectives:

Crime scene investigation involves making observations, properly documenting those observations, and collecting and documenting physical evidence that will be used to validate or invalidate testimony or investigate leads.

This course addresses the responsibilities of personnel who investigate crime scenes, including responding patrol officers, case detectives, supervisors, coroners/death scene investigators, and laboratory analysts. It emphasizes the documentation and collection of physical evidence that will be used to reconstruct events.

Upon Completion:
Participants will be able to:

Detail and analyze evidence from the crime scene
Identify various types of physical evidence, both scientific and nonscientific
Understand how to uncover physical evidence and important information
Complete diagrams that accurately document and measure the crime scene
Identify state-of-the-art equipment and chemical sprays that detect latent evidence
Properly collect and document blood evidence for DNA analysis and stain interpretation
Reconstruct, document, and collect evidence for shooting scenes based on the dynamics and trajectories of bullets
Use gunshot wounds to determine and document information about the weapon and its location
Address the special sensitivities and evidence considerations in officer-involved shooting investigations





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