International Academy of Forensic Professionals and Academy of Forensic Nursing Science in association with American Institute of Forensic Education presents its Inaugural Cutting Edge Forensic Conference. Date: April 14-16, 2011. Place: San Diego, California at the Town and Country Hotel.
Male Survivor: the National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization presents its 12th International Conference. Date: March 18 - 21, 2010. Place: John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. This conference is intended for male survivors of sexual abuse and their loved ones, clinicians and therapists working with survivors, researchers, criminologists, educators, attorneys, law enforcement personnel and students. Save $50.00 if you register by January 31, 2010! For more information go to: http://www.MaleSurvivor.org
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Look for the upcoming issue of the Forensic Digest coming in April 2010
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A GUIDE TO CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
This book is a practical and informative introduction to the complexities of a crime scene investigation (CSI). The reader is given an introduction to the protocol and procedures of a crime scene investigation, including how to prepare a tool kit, how to secure and protect a crime scene, how to collect, preserve and transport evidence, how to recognize important evidence, and how to release the crime scene when the investigation is fully concluded.
It offers a comprehensive overview of how the elements of a crime scene investigation fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, from the discovery of the crime to the submission of evidence in court. The book introduces the latest developments in the world of CSI with topics like virtual autopsies and the collecting of electronic evidence. This book is a must read for forensic professionals interested or involved in crime scene investigation.
An Introduction to General Crime Scene Investigation
This comprehensive self paced online course is a practical and informative introduction to the complexities of crime scene investigation (CSI), from discovery of evidence to its presentation in courts of law. The student learns professional methods and procedures employed in a crime scene investigation, including how to secure a crime scene, how to collect, preserve and transport evidence, how to recognize and avoid contamination of physical evidence and biological specimens, and how to release the crime scene when the investigation is fully concluded. Other topics include chain of custody, investigative ethics, types of forensic evidence, blood spatter analysis, touch DNA, trace evidence, biological evidence, footwear, tire and tool mark impression evidence, wound identification, firearm evidence, medical-legal autopsy, bite mark evidence, fracture matching, illicit drug evidence, fire debris evidence, pollen evidence, photography, and new technologies in evidence collection. Finally, the course introduces the latest developments in the world of crime scene investigation, including such subjects as virtual autopsy, touch DNA and the collection of electronic evidence. This course is a must for crime scene investigators and forensic professionals interested or involved in crime scene investigation.
For more information go to: Course SS-2015
Workplace Violence: Awareness and Prevention
This course is intended to assist those who wish to better understand the complexities of workplace violence as well as individuals and groups of people who are responsible for or who wish to establish workplace violence prevention initiatives at their work or agencies. This is much more than a planning course, although planning is certainly a part of what is being taught here. Many of the selections provide information that can be helpful for rank and file employees as well as managers and specialists as you deal with issues ahead of time with the hope of preventing workplace violence. This course reflects research and contributions from many professions.
For more information go to: Course SS-2016
Attention Texas Nurses... This online self study course, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Emergency Department was created by a nurse licensed in Texas, and is designed to meet the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners' requirement for 2-contact hours of continuing education.
Available upon demand!
For more information go to: Course SS-2004
Pediatric Forensic Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training. This online training program has been specifically designed for registered nurses interested in becoming Pediatric Forensic Nurse Examiners. The purpose of this training is to provide nurses with basic knowledge specific to pediatric forensic evaluations. The course content includes pertinent anatomy and physiology, forensic documentation terminology, photographic documentation, collection, handling and preservation of physical and biological evidence, evidentiary chain of custody, medical and forensic documentation procedures, and courtroom testimony. This course provides 85-hours of Continuing Education for registered nurses.
For more information go to: Course VC-1013
Advanced Forensic Photoshop. The first course of its kind, it is a must for individuals in any industry where pictures are used for visual documentation. This program lays the foundation for the complete, authentic, and ethically sound processing of images in a timely manner. It explains the process of transferring images into Photoshop, fixing focus problems, correcting global light and color issues, fixing light and color locally, sharpening, noise reduction techniques, preparing for output, interpolation, printing, archival issues and much more. In processing these images, the student will learn the necessity of adhering to the state's Evidence Code, the Federal Rules of Evidence and accepted practices under established relevant case law. The course will lead students through several real world projects meant to build on and test their Photoshop skills, their ability to correctly articulate what they've done in courts of law, how it was accomplished, and why their chosen methods were the most appropriate for the given tasks. It is an introduction to the process, the law, and the scientific standards by which the criminal justice system processes images.
For more information go to: Course VC-1008
NEW...AIFE's CLS Courses have been approved by The Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science in California (California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services) has approved the American Institute of Forensic Education, Inc., as a continuing education provider.
Our courses are especially designed to meet the continuing education requirements of clinical laboratory scientists (medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, phlebotomists, certified phlebotomy technicians (CPT), students, and other CLS personnel).
For additional AIFE course information click here: AIFE Course Calendar
AMERICAN FORENSIC NURSES SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING TOOLS are forensic tools specifically designed for educational and training purposes relating to sexual assault evidence collection. A must for forensic nurse examiners... to view our forensic tools click here: Sexual Assault Training Tools