Forensic Science Education through RTI

The Center for Forensic Sciences at RTI International supports the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Victims of Crime and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in developing and delivering online education for forensic scientists and managers.

Although frequently unable to attend regional or national meetings, practicing forensic professionals must stay current with best practices in their fields. RTI's online courses give forensic professionals access to a wide variety of subject matters with impressive depth and applicability. Each instruction module contains approximately one hour of instructional content and is delivered on-line to facilitate course attendance and completion. The rich content courses are delivered in a live setting, in addition to on-demand, self-paced instruction. Upon completion, attendees receive a certificate of completion.  Where appropriate, RTI's courses are accredited.

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Forensic Science Continuing Education Tracks at West Virginia University

The Forensic Science Initiative program is completely online, and offers a number of courses for professionals working in forensic toxicology.  Courses include Fundamentals of Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Mass Spectrometry, Perspectives in Expert Testimony and Ethics in Forensic Science.

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International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management – Detection, Measurement and Mitigation

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to host the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management: Detection, Measurement and Mitigation from July 20-24, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Organizers are planning the meeting around several tracks:

  • Criminalistics and Digital Evidence;
  • Legal and Human Factors;
  • Crime Scene and Death Investigation; and
  • Lab Management and Quality Assurance.

The symposium will consist of combined plenary sessions and breakout lectures, poster sessions and panel discussions.

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California Association of Criminalists Spring Seminar

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services Bureau is hosting the California Association of Criminalists Spring Seminar from May 4-8, 2015, at the Ventura Beach Marriott in Ventura, CA.

Monday and Tuesday will consist of workshops including:

  • Alcohol Drinking Study
  • Testing and Toxicology of Designer Drugs
  • Analysis of Designer Drugs Using Complementary Techniques
  • Identification of Semen and Other Bodily Fluids
  • Advanced Arson Analysis
  • Advanced Footwear Analysis
  • New Crime Scene Technologies
  • Microscopy of Hair for DNA Analysis
  • Forensic Use of High Speed Photography
  • DNA Workshop: Mixture Interpretation and Probabilistic Genotyping

The general session on Wednesday through Friday will consist of a variety of presentations, a poster session, and book signings.

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