Forensic Evidence Workshop: Collection, Packaging, and Processing

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The Vollmer Institute

22600 Savi Ranch


Yorba Linda, California 92887

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Crime Scene Investigators are trained to know what types of evidence need to be collected in from a scene but there is a series of steps how to collect, process, and package a piece of evidence. The importance of knowing how the proper way to preserve and maintain the evidence collected at crime scenes is crucial.

This 4 hour hands-on training workshop will introduce key concepts of why and how to collect different types of evidence and provide understanding of how and why each piece of evidence needs to be collected, processed, and stored in its own specific way.

In this workshop:

Discover the proper way to process a specific type of evidence and the consequences of NOT following the proper process

Choosing the proper type of packaging for a specific type of evidence and the proper way to seal, label, document, and store specific type of evidence, and how doing so will save the evidence for further testing

What should/shouldn't be used as packaging material/containers

What circumstances paper vs. plastic should be used

How specific drugs should be collected and stored and the safety precautions CSIs take when collecting this type of evidence

How to collect biological evidence--blood, urine, etc--and how to properly label these evidence types.

The dos and donts of collecting weapons and the proper packaging for firearms, knifes, and other sharp objects

The steps in collecting unknown powders and liquids

This interactive workshop is ideal for:

still in college students with a primary career goal as a forensic professional

students applying to forensic science related positions in need of hands-on training

criminal justice students who want a better understanding of how forensic processing can affect the legalities of admissable evidence in court cases

anyone wanting to know more about the process of evidence collection for their personal knowledge

Workshop is being presented by Crime Scene Investigator from Los Angeles County with experience in property and evidence procedures and crime scene photography.

Registration includes:

hands-on training activities

certificate of completion

PDF of presentation

Goodie bag

Bring your camera (Smartphone, digital camera) to document hands-on training activities.

Only 15 students will be allowed to register for the workshop.

This workshop will be repeated later in the year.


Questions Commonly Asked:

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring a pen/pencil, notebook, and your camera or smartphone (to take pictures)

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send an email to terriarmenta@forensicscienceacademy.org

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are issued if workshop is cancelled.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, plese bring your printed ticket.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. You may purchase as a gift for another.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Just send me an email so a certificate can be printed with the correct name of who attends.

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