Introduction To Cold Case Forensics
Sep. 13, 2016 - Sep. 20, 2016
The Fredric Reiders Family Foundation, NMS Labs Crime Lab in Willow Grove, and the Union League in Philadelphia.
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2300 Stratford Ave, Willow Grove PA
Tuition Cost: $500 plus $50 per person to cover lunch at the Union League
The main focus and goal of this course is for students to be able to recognize forensic evidence at crime scenes, and understand its potential value for analysis to generate information for case investigation.
This is a course for students and professionals who do not necessarily have a background in chemistry, biology or other basic sciences.
Following a classroom lecture and demonstration covering selected forensic disciplines, and a laboratory tour, participants will attend a Vidocq Society cold case presentation and write a case summary which will be organized into a case report submitted to the Vidocq Society.
The course will be held in three parts:
1st day: 3 hours; lecture, demonstration and ISO International Accredited Criminalistics Lab tour.
2nd Day: 4 hours; Vidocq Society briefing, case luncheon and case summary.
3rd day: 3 hours; case review, summary, final report consolidation, after action review.
10 contact hours during each of 9 potential class cycles.
The course will be offered to correspond with the timing of Vidocq Society meetings, which are scheduled on the third Thursday of the month (approx.11am-3pm), for 9 months including September, October, November, January, February March, April, May and June.
M. Fredric Rieders, PhD, VSFM, Chief Forensic Science Officer, Licensed Forensic Laboratory Director
NMS Labs Scientists
Foundation Forensic Science Staff
Vidocq Society Members
Certificate issued by the Center for Forensic Sciences Research and Education at the Fredric Rieders Foundation
College/University credits may be available at an additional cost
Students must sign a confidentiality non-disclosure agreement for the Vidocq Society, a visitor agreement and authorization for the Forensic Lab tour at NMS Labs and agree to a criminal background check with full disclosure.