This class will be held at the Indian Hills Community College Criminal Justice Training Center at 14383 College Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501.
Crime scene photography remains one of the most important aspects of any criminal investigation. Whereas notes and sketches document items of interest that the investigator recognizes and records, a properly trained crime scene photographer will record everything of significance at a crime scene that is visualized in the viewfinder. A permanent recording can prove invaluable days, months, and even years after the crime scene has been released by law enforcement. Failure to obtain images while at the crime scene, or in a laboratory setting, that properly portray the item(s) of evidence in the lab, or piece of evidence at the scene, will likely result in the photograph not being accepted by the court, and thus being deemed unsuitable for presentation to the jury.
This 5-day course is designed for all personnel in the judicial process who are charged with taking crime scene photographs and/or presenting the images in judicial and administrative proceedings. The comprehensive course is also a designed for instructors charged with teaching proper photographic techniques to crime scene personnel, or students interested in entering this, or a related field. The course involves classroom lecture on photography theory and concepts followed by hands-on exercises. Nikon® equipment will be provided, so all students are operating identical equipment. Note: Students should bring a new, unused 8GB or larger high-speed USB storage device if they would like to keep the images they expose during training.
The student will leave the course with:
Advanced Photography (Forensic Investigation Techniques including ALS, UV, and IR).
Photography is used to document most crime scenes today, yet only the most basic techniques are sometimes utilized missing possible key evidence or not providing the true story of the crime scene or evidence. Moving beyond this, attendees of this instruction module learn how to properly document in the preferred – Manual Mode and learn to control the exposure triangle in various situations using techniques that reveal evidence once hidden. In Manual Mode - dark scenes, shadows, and bright ambient light can all be overcome with specific techniques to show the scene as the investigator sees it.
Attendees through hands on exercises using DSLR cameras and various lenses combined with filters explore various lighting possibilities, using a variety of alternate light sources and filters to build contrast and reveal pattern evidence. Light sources outside the visible spectrum, such as ultra-violet and infrared, reveal body fluids and pattern evidence of gunshot residue and bodily fluids not visible to the naked eye. The camera is shown to be a tool to gather much more evidence than can be seen or documented with any other method.
The course will be taught by a 22-year veteran criminal investigator/Special Agent who worked hundreds of criminal investigations and law enforcement operations in 13 states and 23 countries, dozens of fire investigations, and completed the National Arson Investigation Course, NFA, FEMA, Emmitsburg, MD; The FBI National Academy; a Master of Forensic Science, The George Washington Univ, Washington, D.C.; Bloodstain Interpretation Course, Miami-Dade Metro Police Institute, Miami, FL; Major Crimes Investigation Course, Royal Canadian Police College, Ottawa, Canada; and many other courses.
The instructor is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), the International Association of Identification and NC Chapter, NC Homicide Investigators Association, International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), FBI National Academy and State Chapter, and other professional associations and organizations.
1- Perforated Notepad, 8 1/2” x 11”
1- Biofoam Impression Kit
5- Tissue Paper, #15 weight
1- Blood Evidence on Plywood
1- PIC001 Photo Scale/ID Card, 8 1/2” x 11”
1- Crime Scene Documentation Forms
2- 131WL1 Hinge Lifter, 2” x 4”, white
6- FC343 Reversible Backing Cards, 3” x 5”
2- Orange Evidence Marking Pointers
1- 101L Silk Black Fingerprint Powder, 2 oz.
1- 107L Copper Fingerprint Powder, 2 oz.
1- SB201L Silver/Black Fingerprint Powder, 2 oz.
1- M114L Black Magnetic Fingerprint Powder, 1 oz.
3- 122L Standard Fiberglass Brush
1- 123LW Marabou Feather Brush, white
1- 125L Magnetic Powder Applicator
1- 127LW Rubber/GEL Lifters, 2” x 4”, white, 12 ea.
1- 145L 1.5” Frosted Lifting Tape
4- Index cards, 3” x 5”
1- SBQ100 Fingerprint Lifting Squeegee
1- SNR100K Serial Number Restoration Kit
1- PPS800 Forensic L-Scale, 105mm x 105mm
1- PPS600 Reversible Forensic L-Scale, 300mm x 150mm
1- LTF200PR Zero Edge Protractor
1- Hemastix Blood ID Reagent Strips, 10 ea.
1- Ballpoint Pen, black ink
1- #2 Pencil
2- Cotton Balls
2- Ziptop Bag, 9” x 12”
1- Orange Acrylic Square, 4” x 4”
1- 379M Attached case Magnifier
3- SDM100E Disposable Evidence Markers, inches
2- Wooden Paint Stirrers
3- Terry Cloth Towel
6- Cotton-Tipped Swabs
1- GLT101W GELifters, 5.2” x 7.2”, white, 10 each
1- HCB1002 Hard-Core Dental Stone, 2 lbs.
1- KCP247C Sterile Water, 3ml vial
1- OSTBK100 Blood Evidence Samples on paper
5- PBID1005 Blood ID Tests, Kastle Meyer Reagent
1- PBID2001 Blood ID Tests, McPhail’s Reagent
1- PSID1001 Seminal Fluid ID Test
David G. Pauly, Professor, Forensic Science Program, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC, retired from The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command as a Special Agent-in-Charge/Commander, Paratrooper, and Forensic Science Officer.
Dave performed duties in numerous U.S. States and foreign countries and frequently worked with local, state, and other federal agencies, as well as various non-U.S. law enforcement entities in Panama, South Korea, Afghanistan, Haiti, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Canada, Guam, and Nigeria.
Prof. Pauly holds a Master of Forensic Science degree from The George Washington University where he taught summer sessions for several years while also developing the Forensic Science Program at Methodist University from its inception to a thriving program where young students learn a comprehensive curriculum involving crime scene forensic science and criminal investigations.
Dave graduated the FBI National Academy (Session 195), Canadian Police College - Major Crimes Course, Miami-Dade Police Department - Bloodstain Interpretation Course, and National Fire Academy - Arson Investigation Course, and has completed numerous other courses, seminars, symposiums, and classes in criminal investigations, forensic science, and other law enforcement related topics.
Dave is an active Fellow of The American Academy of Forensic Science, and is a current, or past member of the International Association of Identification, North Carolina Chapters of the IAI and FBINAA, International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, North Carolina Homicide Investigator’s Association, The Vidocq Society, American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC), and various other professional law enforcement and/or forensic science associations.
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