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Crime Scene Documentation


COURSE FEE: $200.00

DATE/TIME: October 27-30, 2014

LOCATION: Criminal Justice Institute, Little Rock, AR   ***SPACE IS LIMITED***

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Emphasizing hands-on application of learning, this four-day class will teach participants the proper documentation of crime scenes essential in building a solid case. Participants will learn proper procedures and strategies for taking written notes, completing quality crime scene photography, and completing useful sketches and final diagrams. They will also receive a basic working knowledge of Crime Zone software to assist them in creating professional crime scene diagrams.

INSTRUCTOR:  Steve O’Dell and Mike Lett
Steve O’Dell is the Deputy Director of Operations and Quality Assurance Manager, for the Baltimore Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division Crime Laboratory.  Certified by the IAI as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) and Bloodstain Pattern Examiner (BPA), he is qualified in the forensic disciplines of serology, DNA, crime scene, crime scene reconstruction, and bloodstain pattern analysis and has worked in other areas.  He holds a Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate degrees, and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies degrees.

Mike Lett serves with the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office Special Investigations Division, which is tasked with investigations of child related internet sex crimes, death row appeals cases, human trafficking, executive protection of the Attorney General and staff, and other investigations as assigned.  Previously, he served with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) as a Major Crimes Investigator and supervisor for the PCSO Narcotics Unit.  He is certified through CJI’s Crime Scene Technician and Advanced Crime Scene Technician Certificate programs. Mr. Lett also holds certification through the Arkansas Narcotics Officer and the Advanced Narcotics Officer Certification programs.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Detectives/Investigators and Crime Scene Personnel.

PREREQUISITES/EQUIPMENT: Students are encouraged to bring a digital camera (digital SLR preferred) with instruction manual, normal lens (if using an SLR) approximately 35-50mm or zoom lens capable of that range, Macro lens (if available), batteries for camera and flash, digital media (2), off camera flash with instruction manual, remote flash cord to connect flash to camera, tripod (if available), and a flashlight.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Annette Tracy: amtracy@cji.edu at 501-570-8061 or Judy Johnson: jljohnson@cji.edu at 501-570-8097.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Registrants must fax a signed and dated verification letter on agency letterhead within five days of submission of the registration request form to 501-570-1465 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

October 27-30, 2014
Criminal Justice Institute
Little Rock, AR

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