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Advanced Forensics Techniques In Crime Scene Investigations (AFTCSI) - Level II

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The AFTCSI-II is designed for qualified law enforcement officers, criminal investigators, crime scene technicians, and civilians who have a foundational knowledge and experience with crime scene processing and investigation. The program offers the student advanced laboratory and crime scene exercises to achieve a higher level of proficiency in documenting, processing, and preserving complex items of evidence, as well as the management and coordination of a complex crime scene.

Type: Advanced

Length: 10 days

Curriculum

  • Advanced Crime Scene Photography
  • Advanced Latent Print Development
  • Advanced Death Scene Investigation
  • Recovery of Human Remains and Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Light Applications
  • Bloodstain Pattern Recognition and Documentation
  • Shooting Scene Documentation
  • Practical Explosives Investigation

Most of the lectures will be followed by a lab where the student will execute the skills that were presented during the lecture in the classroom. Upon completion of the lab exercise they will return to the classroom and the instructors will critique the results of the lab.

Instructors

Instructional personnel in the AFTCSI-II include senior law enforcement officers/agents with vast experiences as crime scene investigators and who have testified as expert witnesses in various forensic disciplines. All the AFTCSI instructors are well trained on the latest processing techniques and equipment used in crime scene investigations, and maintain professional affiliations and certifications, to include membership with the International Association of Identification, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Tuition and Cost

Call (912) 554-4828 or send an email to: fletc-iod-fsibranch@dhs.gov for the current costs.

Prerequisites for Attendance

For acceptance into the program, the applicant must be a full-time law enforcement agent/officer or a full-time permanent employee whose primary duty is the processing of crime scenes and the documentation, collection, processing and preservation of physical evidence for a Federal, State, County or Municipal Law Enforcement Agency. The applicant also must possess knowledge and/or experience in basic crime scene processing skills and digital photography. Partner organization personnel have first priority for selection.

Additional Information

  • Student capacity is 12.
  • IOD has the ability to set and modify this course upon a request from an agency who wishes to send 12 students and provides at least three months lead time.

Training Dates

G_AFTCSI_II- 404 / Glynco, GA -- Apr 21, 2014 to May 02, 2014
G_AFTCSI_II- 405 / Glynco, GA -- Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 08, 2014