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Recovery of Human Remains

COURSE FEE: $500.00

DATE/TIME: October 30 - November 3, 2017

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION:This five-day (40 hour) course will emphasize the procedures used in recovering badly decomposed or skeletonized human remains and all associated physical evidence from outdoor crime scenes (both exposed and buried). Procedures used in finding buried bodies will also be presented. This will be an intensive, hands-on course in which the student will learn proper processing skills for these "unique" crime scenes through realistic mock scene exercises. New crime scene specialists and investigators will benefit from this program. A list of equipment needed will be provided at time of enrollment

INSTRUCTORS: Hayden Baldwin and Dr. Jason Byrd
Hayden B. Baldwin is the Director of Forensic Enterprises, Inc.   He retired in 1998 as a Master Sergeant with the Illinois State Police. He graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy in 1970. He worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and Crime Scene Technician. He was promoted to Crime Scene Supervisor in 1987. As a Crime Scene Supervisor his responsibilities include the daily supervision of 7 crime scene investigators in the Chicago area. His crime scene unit handled several hundred death investigations each year. He has more than 18 years  experience in crime scene investigations, the last 11 years as the supervisor.

Mr. Baldwin received a BS in Criminal Justice Management from the LaSalle University in Mandeville, LA. He graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy in 1990, Session 162nd and was certified by the International Association for Identification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst. He is the Past President of the Illinois Division of the I.A.I. and Past Chairman for the Crime Scene Certification Committee. He also served on several committees for the International Association for Identification, including the Instructor Certification Committee, the Management Advisory Board, and Crime Scene Certification Board.  Mr. Baldwin is sought as a consultant on crime scenes, locally, nationally and internationally. He has served as the Forensic Advisor for Jamaica Constabulary Force and Goias, Brazil. He was a member of the FBI's Scientific Working Group for Disaster Victim Identification.

Dr. Jason Byrd is a Board Certified Forensic Entomologist and Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Entomology.  He is the current President of the American Board of Forensic Entomology, and Past-President of the North American Forensic Entomology Association.  Dr. Byrd is the first person to be elected President of both professional North American Forensic Entomology Associations.  He is the Associate Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida's College of Medicine.  At the University of Florida, he instructs courses in forensic science at the University of Florida's nationally recognized Hume Honors College.  Dr. Byrd served for over a decade as a faculty member of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine.

Outside of academics Dr. Byrd serves as an Administrative Officer within the National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, at Region IV.  He also serves as the Logistics Chief for the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System.  Currently Dr. Byrd serves as a subject editor for the Journal of Medical Entomology.  He has published numerous scientific articles on the use and application of entomological evidence in legal investigations.  Dr. Byrd has combined his formal academic training in Entomology and Forensic Science to serve as a consultant and educator in both criminal and civil legal investigations throughout the United States and Internationally.  He specializes in the education of law enforcement officials, medical examiners, coroners, attorneys, and other death investigators on the use and applicability of arthropods in legal investigations.  His research efforts have focused on the development and behavior of insects that have forensic importance, and he has over 15 years experience in the collection and analysis of entomological evidence.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Detectives/Investigators, Crime Scene Personnel


PAYMENT OPTIONS: Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Annette Tracy: at 501-570-8061.
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 501-565-3081 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name) and hold the position of (sworn/non-sworn) (position title), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).


October 30 - November 3, 2017                   
Criminal Justice Institute                   
Little Rock, AR

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