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Biological & Trace Evidence

3 Day Program

Biological and trace evidence is easily overlooked, contaminated or destroyed. This session provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to locate and preserve these types of fragile evidence. Students will be introduced to various chemical and non-destructive techniques to utilize during scene exams. Stressed as part of the course material covered, will be procedures to use in the safe handling and storage of biological evidence. Information on the latest in DNA technology and how DNA evidence can best be utilized in criminal investigations is also provided.

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Crime Scenes in the Classroom

6 Day Program

Crime Scenes in the ClassroomSM, is a six-day workshop program for science educators who want to use crime scene investigation content material to engage their students in the science curriculum. This hands-on program will help educators understand the tools, techniques and scientific principles of crime scene investigations. Designed primarily for the high school teacher, college and middle-school educators have also found this program very beneficial.

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Evidence Technician's School - Two Week School

This is a comprehensive two week school that teaches the basic skills required for an officer to work in the field as an Evidence Technician.

The areas covered are wide-ranging and will provide the student with an excellent foundation and understanding of forensic science and its role in criminal investigations. This program is run through the Criminal Justice Institute at the College of Lake County, Illinois and is certified by the Illinois Training Standards Board.

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Fingerprint Development & Recovery Techniques

3 Day Program

This is an intermediate level workshop designed to increase the effectiveness of the crime scene examiner or evidence technician in locating, documenting and recovering latent print evidence. Topics addressed include the history and physiology of fingerprints, scene examination techniques and documentation and recovery procedures including close-up and 1:1 photography of developed prints. Students work with a variety of processing techniques that include conventional and fluorescent powders, superglue fuming and chemical enhancement.

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Footwear and Tire Track Evidence 

3 Day Program

The importance of footwear and tire track evidence located at a crime scene is emphasized. Classroom work includes preservation, documentation and collection techniques of both two and three dimensional impressions. Techniques presented include diagramming, casting, use of conventional and chemical development processes, electrostatic lifting and photography.

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Homicide & Other Death Investigations

5 Day Program

Investigating a death is one of the most significant types of investigations that an officer can become involved with. Society, in general, and family members in particular, expect that a thorough and professional investigation will be conducted into any death. In the case of murder, successful identification, apprehension and prosecution of the offender, demands the assignment of skilled personnel.

This seminar is designed to develop the skills of novice as well as experienced investigators. It will provide students with the needed information to ensure that all investigative procedures have been utilized. Students will discuss, evaluate and work on actual case investigations and will be provided with investigative checklists, sample forms, reports, worksheets and other resource material.

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Incident Scene: First Responder

2 Day Program

Persons that are first responders to crime scenes are responsible for safeguarding the scene, and in some instances, the collection of evidence. By attending this 2-day program, personnel will gain a solid understanding of the dynamics of a crime scene, the importance of timely and thorough information gathering, the fragile nature of physical evidence, how physical evidence can be used in criminal and non-criminal investigations and what methods can best be employed to protect, preserve and if needed, collect evidence at the scene.

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Incident Scene Videography

2 Day Program

This session is a must for any agency utilizing or planning to utilize video tape for the documentation of crime scenes. The focus is on developing the student's skills as a videographer so that they can produce quality videotape footage that will be acceptable for use in court. Other material covered includes the selection of appropriate equipment, storage of electronic media, and legal issues surrounding video usage.

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Photography / Introduction - Know Your Camera

1 Day Program

This session is geared toward individuals having either no or very limited experience with 35mm photography. An in-depth orientation provides the student with hands on training utilizing the client agency's photographic equipment. Once completed, the student will have a thorough understanding of basic photographic principles as well as a good working knowledge of the camera equipment that the student will be working on a day to day basis.

Photography / Basic Evidence & Crime Scene

3 Day Program

All photography sessions are developed for the client based on the photography equipment that the client uses on a day to day basis. Basic Evidence & Crime Scene Photography presents detailed instruction in fundamental photographic principles and exposure to useful photographic accessories. Students are introduced to the approach and basic techniques used in documenting incident scenes. They complete a series of photographic exercises, and once developed, their finished work will be individually evaluated with additional time taken to help the student correct any deficiencies.

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Photography / Advanced Evidence & Crime Scene

3 Day Program

This program takes the student beyond the techniques learned in the basic workshop. Topics covered include macro and close-up photography; oblique lighting techniques; multiple flash photography and photographic filter usage. Specialized shooting situations such as time exposure, multiple flash photos, bloodstain pattern documentation and panoramic photography are covered in this program. The photographic work of each student is evaluated on an individual basis.

Completion of Basic Evidence & Crime Scene Photography is required for enrollment in this advanced program.

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Photography / Film to Digital Transition

1 Day Program

This is an excellent program for agencies that are making the move from film to digital cameras. The program is custom tailored for the new cameras that you will be using. The material covered includes operation of the new cameras, technical differences between film and digital, standard operating procedures as well as a review of basic photo techniques. Like all of our programs, it includes practical shooting exercises.

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Photography / SANE Training

1 Day Program

We can provide photo training to meet the requirements of SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) and forensic nursing training guidelines. Services available run from classroom lecture to hands-on use of photo equipment - typically determined by your SANE training model.

If you have already completed a forensic nursing or SANE program and are interested in further enhancing your photography skills, consider our Basic Evidence & Crime Scene Photography Workshop.

If you are an administrator of a SANE or other forensic nursing program, please call us for more information.

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Scene Sketching & Diagramming

3 Day Program

The techniques used in collecting the information needed in preparing crime scene diagrams are reviewed and discussed. Students learn basic drawing skills that will allow them to work through crime scene diagrams - from field sketches to finished drawings.

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Writing Effective Evidence Reports

2 Day Program

Students develop written communication skills to prepare reports that are logical, concise and accurate. Students will be given exercises requiring them to complete brief written reports which will then be evaluated.

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Imprimus Forensic Services, LLC
POB 1532
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
Phone: 847-804-8420
Fax: 847-439-7442

Contact Us At
IFS@imprimus.net

Indiana Law Enforcement
Training Board
Provider #5000-56

U.S. Government
Registered Contractor
DUNS# 090683520
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