Crime Scene Search Principles and Patterns - Webinar - May 30, 2023
Instructor: Sharon Plotkin, MS, CCSI
Online Hours: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (plus out-of-class assignment)
Registration : Once tuition has been paid, you will receive a registration link via email.
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Crime scenes are very dynamic, fluid, and can be very challenging for investigators. Physical evidence links suspects and victims to crime scenes and can assist in solving cases. It is the responsibility of qualified crime scene personnel to not only recognize physical evidence but be methodological and systematic in their approach in locating, documenting, and collecting this evidence.
At the completion of this 3-hour webinar (2 hour lecture, 1 hour practical exercise), the student will know search principles and patterns relevant to crime scenes they may respond to and how to apply these principles in successfully locating evidence that aid in the criminal investigation. A follow-up practical will ensure the objectives have been met. Students must complete the assignment in order to receive the certificate.
This course is appropriate for all crime scene and law enforcement personnel and is considered to be at a basic level.
Student Performance Objectives:
- Students will discuss the importance of search principles and patterns and how they assist in the investigation.
- Students will describe the application of search principles in locating, documenting, and collecting of evidence present on crime scenes.
- Students will describe different search patterns in locating, documenting, and collecting evidence in various crime scenes.
- Students will discuss personal protection equipment (PPE) and safety issues.
To complete this training, students are required to complete an assignment after the webinar and email the completed assignment to the instructor for grading.
This course has been approved by the Crime Scene Certification Board for three hours of training credit. Please see our IAI Certifications page for more information.
Contact Director Phil Sanfilippo at email@example.com.