Crime Scene Techniques and Investigation

COURSE FEE: $400.00

DATE/TIME: March 14-18, 2016

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


This five-day, 50-hour course provides instruction in all of the vital components of crime scene investigation and techniques of evidence processing. The training will include several topics starting with crime scene responsibilities, proper photography techniques, how to use a camera in various manual modes instead of just automatic, plus macro and night photography. Additional topics of training include latent print processing, biological, trace, impression evidence, crime scene measurements and sketching, and proper evidence documentation. Hands-on exercises will focus on the recognition, documentation, processing, recovery, and preservation of physical evidence. Participants will apply learned techniques during a mock crime scene exercise conducted on the last day of the program. 

This course would benefit personnel who want to have a better recognition of potential evidence, those who will be responsible for processing crime scenes themselves, or recently assigned crime scene technicians/CSI’s who have not had formal training. Participants will be required to study and review course work prior to attending the class and attend a night photography session.

INSTRUCTORS: Daryl Clemens and John Brooks.
Daryl Clemens is a Crime Scene Technician at the Grand Rapids (MI) Police Department. He is a published author on forensic-related techniques and is the Editor of The Examiner, and Crime and Clues, and online magazine devoted to Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science.

John Brooks is currently employed with the Fayetteville Police Department as a Crime Scene Investigator.  He has training in diverse areas of crime scene investigations, including certifications through the IAI as a Level II Crime Scene Analyst.

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Detectives/Investigators, Crime Scene Personnel

PREREQUISITES/EQUIPMENT: Students will be required to pass a written and practical exam to pass the course. Students are required to bring a digital camera (digital DSLR preferred) with instruction manual, approximately 18-70mm zoom lens or similar range of zoom, Macro lens (or close-up filters), batteries for camera and flash, digital media (2),off camera flash with instruction manual, remote fl ash cord to connect flash to camera, and tripod. Camera must be capable of photographing a Quarter to size and taking timed exposures. Students should wear appropriate casual clothing that may become soiled by chemicals during practical exercises conducted both indoors and outdoors.

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).

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Judy Johnson: at 501-570-8097.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.


March 14-18, 2016
Criminal Justice Institute
Little Rock, AR

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