Schedule of Classes Announced: Specialized Training Program for 2000

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The Specialized Training Program 2000 schedule is outlined below. The call for registration elicited 1,100 applicants before the September 30, 1999, deadline. Changes in the courses offered have been made to address the high demand for particular classes. For example, a distance learning course on DNA was originally scheduled for this year's program. Instead, a multimedia course on forensic mass spectroscopy is being developed because a large number of applicants expressed interest in it. Additional classes may be added to the schedule to meet the requests for training that have not yet been accommodated.

Training 2000, which will be conducted by the FBI Laboratory's Forensic Science Training Unit in Quantico, Virginia, was developed "to facilitate and provide high quality training and information exchange in the forensic sciences to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the FBI's National Academy, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including crime laboratories."

One objective of the Specialized Forensic Science Training Program is to coordinate state-of-the-art forensic science and crime scene instruction for federal, state, and local law enforcement investigators and crime laboratory scientists and technicians. A second objective of the program is to ensure the efficient and equitable allocation of training resources.

To obtain additional information about the program and the courses, please contact Susan Villhauer (703-632-4622) or Jane Homeyer (703-632-4630) at the Forensic Science Training Unit of the FBI Laboratory Division. Written inquiries may be sent via Internet E-mail to mailto:jhomeyer@fbiacademy.edu?subject=Specialized Training Program 2000, via fax to 703-632-4657, or via regular mail to

FBI ACADEMY

FORENSIC SCIENCE TRAINING UNIT

BUILDING 12

QUANTICO, VA 22135

ATTN: SPECIALIZED FORENSIC SCIENCE TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR

2000 Training Courses

Arson

* Basic Arson Crime Scene Investigation (FST 101)

** June 5-9, 2000

** September 11-15, 2000

* Laboratory Analysis of Fire Debris (CTU 101)

** April 3-7, 2000

** August 14-18, 2000

Bombing

* Post Blast Investigators (EXP 101)

** June 19-23, 2000

Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis

* Chromatographic Methods in Forensic Science (FSR 102)

** March 6-10, 2000

** July 10-14, 2000

* Infrared Spectrometry for Trace Analysis (FSR 130)

** April 17-21, 2000

** September 11-15, 2000

* Forensic Analysis of Paints and Polymers (MAT 101)

** May 15-19, 2000

** September 25-29, 2000

* Instrumental Analysis of Explosives and Explosive Residues (MAT 111)

** May 8-12, 2000

* Scanning Electron Microscopy in Forensic Science (FSR 115)

** Date To Be Announced

Crime Scene

* Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (FST 140)

** Date To Be Announced

* Investigating Child Abuse and Exploitation Training (FST 135)

** June 26-30, 2000

* Crime Scene Survey, Documentation, and Diagramming (FST 150)

** May 22-26, 2000

** June 19-23, 2000

DNA

* Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Analysis (DNA 164)

** July 31-August 4, 2000

* Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Analysis (DNA 170)

** June 5-16, 2000

Documents

* Fundamentals of Handwriting Examinations (DOC 103)

** February 7-11, 2000

* Fundamentals of Office Equipment and Printing Processes (DOC 104)

** May 1-12, 2000

* Questioned Documents for Investigators (DOC 125)

** Date To Be Announced

Fingerprints

* Administrative Advanced Latent Fingerprints (LFP 103)

** March 20-April 7, 2000

** July 31-August 18, 2000

* Fingerprint Expert Testimony School (LFP 120)

** February 28-March 3, 2000

Firearms Identification

* Techniques in Firearms Identification (FTU 111)

** February 14-18, 2000

** June 19-23, 2000

** September 18-22, 2000

* Bullet Trajectory Analysis (FTU 121)

** Date To Be Announced

Footwear Identification

* Examination of Footwear Impression Evidence (DOC 121)

** April 10-14, 2000

** April 17-21, 2000

Forensic Support Topics

* Forensic Facial Imaging/Composite Artist (SPS 102)

** February 28-March 17, 2000

** July 31-August 18, 2000

* Polygraph Examinations (SPS 120)

** August 14-25, 2000

* Computer Forensics (CFS 100)

** Date To Be Announced

Microscopy

* Introduction to Hairs and Fibers (MAU 102)

** April 3-14, 2000

Photography

* Police Photography (FST 142)

** February 28-March 10, 2000

** May 1-12, 2000

** June 5-16, 2000

* Surveillance Photography (FST 145)

** July 24-August 4, 2000

* Forensic Photography (FST 148)

** August 21-September 1, 2000

* Latent Fingerprint Photography (LFP 112)

** September 18-29, 2000

* Digital Imaging of Evidentiary Photography (FST 160)

** February 14-25, 2000

** April 10-21, 2000

** June 19-30, 2000

** July 10-21, 2000

** August 21-September 1, 2000

Quality Assurance

* Forensic Laboratory Quality Assurance (FSR 150)

** April 25-28, 2000

* Performing Effective Audits (FSR 155)

** July 25-28, 2000

Distance Learning Training Courses

* Friction Ridge Skin Examiner Training (LFP 130W)

* Basic Crime Scene Management (FST 165W)

* Forensic Evidence in Child Abuse Cases (FST 137W)

* Forensic Mass Spectrometry (FSR 140W)

Jane M. …