Advanced Ridgeology Science Workshop

Advanced Ridgeology Science Workshop
April 23 – 27, 2018
Dearborn, MI, USA

Presented by: Kathleen Bright-Birnbaum, CLPE

Course Description

This 5-day, 40-hour course, combines pertinent information on the science of friction Ridges and latent print identification techniques with a significant amount of latent print comparison practical exercises that help reinforce the newly learned concepts. The lecture material incorporates friction ridge concepts with the practical comparison exercises originally developed by Pat Wertheim. These practical exercises consist of actual latent prints and inked ten prints. The practical exercises are divided into a wide range of difficulty levels allowing each student to be evaluated and assigned practical exercises that are challenging, yet achievable. The exercises represent a wide range of difficulty levels that allows each student to work at his or her own level of competency, from beginning latent print examiners to those already certified by the IAI. Individual attention will be available during exercise periods. This class is ideal, even for senior examiners who wish to increase their speed and accuracy in doing latent print comparisons, lectures to improve a student’s overall knowledge of the fundamentals supporting ridgeology science, along with exercises to enable the examiner to develop the ability to make tough identifications and improve an examiner’s efficiency in doing comparison will be presented throughout the course.
This course has been approved for 40 hours of training credit towards certification/recertification by the IAI Latent Print Certification Board and the Tenprint Fingerprint Certification Board.

Evidence Handling – How To Reduce Risk! Free Webinar 29 march

Evidence Handling – How To Reduce Risk!

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 3:00PM EST
Where: Live on your PC or mobile device.

Join us for an outstanding live webinar, complete with live Q&A! This webinar will explore the details of evidence handling risk and offer concise methods to assess, design and implement procedures to reduce it!
Webinar Highlights:
– Procedure Design, Strategy & Steps
– Controls & Audits. Process Flow Charts
– Verbal Articulation & Written Steps
​- Extensive Class Collatera

About Our Speaker: W. Mark Dale, 30 year career former New York State Trooper and Inspector in Charge of New York State Police Laboratory System and COO for Center for Advanced Forensics in Greenville, North Carolina and Program Manager for Forensic Education and Training at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL).

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Fundamentals of Scanning a Scene with LiDAR – free webinar febr 20th

Don’t miss out on RIEGL USA’s second Forensic Webinar of the Year!

Join RIEGL’s forensic expert, Shannon Trammell, on Tuesday, February 20th at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm EST for a free webinar and find out the fundamentals of scanning a scene with LiDAR.

This webinar will highlight:

  • Deploying the 3D Laser Scanner on scene
  • Position setup & placement
  • Scene Control
  • Best practices for effective documentation

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Shannon Trammell
Forensics LiDAR Specialist

RSVP: or call 407-248-9927

All webinars are 30 minutes or less.

The RIEGL VZ-400i is an ultra-high speed 3D Laser Scanning System for fast and accurate crash/crime scene collection and is an essential tool to these investigations and reconstructions.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact.

Andrea Porras
Sales and Marketing Coordinator

RIEGL USA | 7035 Grand National Drive, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32819

International Association for Identification

The International Association for Identification (IAI) is the oldest and largest association of forensic professionals in the world. IAI members represent international public, private and government agencies that encompass forensic science and law enforcement. The active membership ranges from beginning forensic practitioners to seasoned and experienced practitioners, many of whom are considered forensic experts. Many IAI members are certified in their respective forensic fields and have received their certification from the IAI through series of written and practical examinations. (IAI certification programs are accredited by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board – FSAB.)

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IAI:s internationella utbildningskonferens 2018

The IAI’s 103rd International Forensic Educational Conference
July 29 – August 4, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas

All educational sessions, meetings, and events will be held at the Henry B. González Convention Center and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel.
Registration will be $375 (U.S.) for International Association for Identification members and $475 for nonmembers. The full registration DOES NOT include workshops that require an additional fee. Individual workshops are estimated to range from $30 to $200 depending on the specific workshop cost and how many workshops are selected by the attendee. Please note this cost could be higher if multiple workshops are selected.
The full registration includes all conference materials; the Sunday President’s Reception; Monday Breakfast, and Exhibit Grand-Opening Reception; Tuesday-night Poster Presentation/Photo Contest and Reception; and Friday-night Installation and Closing Banquet. (Note: receptions are not full meals).

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Kolla med arbetsgivaren om möjligheten att söka stipendium eller bidrag för att delta i konferensen

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