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A very warm welcome to the forensics-training page here on the All About Forensic Science website. From here you will be able to access some outstanding free online training.
How is This Possible
The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) has produced a great selection of online forensics training programs, many of which are made freely available thanks to grant assistance from the National Institute of Justice.
Details of these outstanding forensics training programs are given below, along with a link should you wish to do the training yourself.
Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes
The field of crime scene processing is extremely demanding and ever changing. Demands from the scientific and legal communities influence the crime scene investigator’s everyday activities. The scientific community focuses on the examination of evidence collected at a crime scene. Investigators and crime scene specialists are responsible for identifying, securing, documenting and preserving biological evidence recovered from a crime scene.
The Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes interactive training program is delivered in four modules:
1. Types of Evidence.
2. Crime Scenes.
3. Evidence Collection.
4. Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
Click Here To Access The Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes Training Program.
Firearm Examiner Training
Information addressed in this interactive training program is delivered in fourteen modules, including: firearms history, manufacturing, ammunition, firearms and projectiles examination, evidence collection, residue, comparisons and toolmarks.
Click Here To Access The Firearm Examiner Training Program.
Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court
Congress and state and local governments have invested heavily to empower our criminal justice system with DNA as a crime fighting tool. Therefore, it is critical that our legal community is properly educated on issues that arise as a result of implementing and employing this powerful technology.
The National Forensic Science Technology Center, at the request of The National Institute of Justice, developed an educational and resource tool for officers of the court, attorneys and the judiciary.
Click Here To Access The Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court Training Program.
This forensics training program is also available in Spanish.
Click Here To Access The Spanish Version.
DNA Analyst Training
Information addressed in this interactive training program is delivered in nine modules:Evidence & DNAForensic BiologyDNA Extraction & QuantitationDNA AmplificationAmplified DNA Product SeparationSTR Data Analysis & InterpretationPopulation Genetics & StatisticsCommunicating ResultsOther DNA Markers & Technologies
Click Here To Access The DNA Analyst Training Program.
Read FBI Profiling Classics on Kindle
This special Kindle collection consists primarily of the landmark articles written by members of the Behavioral Science Units, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, at the FBI Academy. These seminal publications in the history of FBI profiling were released by the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the information on serial killers provided by the FBI's Training Division.
See following link for full details.
Information on Serial Killers
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