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.
yhe@jjay.cuny.edu
Tel: 212-484-1314

TRAINING PROGRAMS

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.

 

Day 1 Schedule: Saturday, September 8, 2018

9:30am - 12pm: Lecture - Introduction to Forensic Entomology
12pm- 12:45pm : Lunch

12:45pm-2pm:  Lecture - Sampling Techniques and Insect Preservation
2pm-4pm:  Lab Practical - Introduction to Forensically Related Insects

Day 2 Schedule: Sunday, September 9, 2018 

9:30am-12:30pm: Collection Exercise
12:30pm-1:15pm:  Lunch
1:15pm-4pm: Lab Practical - Analysis of Evidence

Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

*This 2-day course must be taken in its entirety. Due to the equipment and set-up of the workshop, there will be no make-up class offered if you miss a day, nor will there be a refund once class has begun. 

Fee: $599

Register here.