Forensic Science Continuing Education

Forensic Science Continuing Education


As forensic scientists and professionals, there is a high demand for professional development that can respond to the rapid changes in technologies and regulations. Ongoing training is essential for professionals in the field to acquire the continuous improvement   in  the quality of their services. 

The Forensic Science Continuing Education program offers various non-credit forensic science training opportunities for students, forensic and medical professionals, law enforcement and ancillary professionals. Courses are designed and offered by our esteemed John Jay faculty and/or forensic experts from the field. Areas of expertise include:

  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Molecular Biology


For more information on Forensic Science Continuing Education programs, please contact:

Dr. Yi He, Ph.D.
Tel: 212-484-1314


A Bug's Life: Forensic Entomology Workshop

Forensic entomology involves the use of insects in legal investigations. Insects are commonly overlooked in an investigation; however, they can provide a wealth of information. Forensic entomology can be used many circumstances, including homicides, drug and arms trafficking, assaults, senior and child abuse and/or neglect, animal abuse, poaching and pest control.   

This two-day workshop will include a lecture portion detailing the importance of insects and collection  techniques followed by practical exercises, in which participants will be responsible for identifying, collecting and analyzing the insect evidence collected at a mock crime scene. This workshop would be useful to a wide variety of professions including, but not limited to, medical examiners and pathologists, coroners, medical personnel, law enforcement officials, attorneys, social workers, investigators, veterinarians, crime scene analysts and entomologists. Learn about the insight insects can provide and how insects can be useful to you.

Schedule: Saturday & Sunday

Time: 9:30am-4:00pm

Date: October 05 & October 06, 2019

Tuition: $599

Please click here to register online