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ICSIA 2016- Kansas City

Embassy Suites- Kansas City

International Crime Scene Investigators Association 2016 Conference

Register now to reserve your spot at this years conference. I’ll be there, doing workshops on fingerprints, basic photography and/or forensic light sources. The last two conferences have been great, and this is a wonderful opportunity to come out, learn some new things and interact with other CSIs from across the US and around the world. (Past attendees have arrived from Poland, Taiwan, Jamaica, Belize, a number of Caribbean islands, Australia and Pakistan).

This is an excellent training event, and the fellowship with investigators from around the globe is a great thing to see.

Daryl W. Clemens

MAFS Forensic Anthropology Workshop

MAFS is announcing a Forensic Anthropology Workshop hosted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory in Olathe, Kansas on June 17th – June 19th.

This is a 3-day course instructed by a world-renowned expert in the area of FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY, Dr. Michael Finnegan, Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist and Kansas State University Professor of Physical Anthropology (retired). This class is designed as an introduction to Forensic Anthropology and is geared towards Crime Scene Responders, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Death Investigators, Detectives, Forensic Nurses, Attorneys, and Students seeking a greater understanding of the forensic use of BONES and the contexts by which human remains are found in natural and unnatural settings.

Participating students will be presented information on proper scene documentation (photography and mapping); the use of GPS and GIS for scene scouting/planning and reconstruction of the recovery site; procedural steps in the documentation and recovery of human remains from surface scattered to clandestine burial conditions; the impact of anthropology on criminal investigations; laboratory methods for the identification of human remains; human remains in mass fatality events, and case examples by the instructor. HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES will occupy half of the class, including a “BIG DIG.”

For more information and to register for this workshop, go to http://www.mafs.net/forensic-anthroplogy-workshop