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Forensic Professional Education at West Virginia University

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This summer, the West Virginia University Forensic Science Academy for Professionals hosted continuing education and training on campus for forensic practitioners and law enforcement personnel. Craig Moore of See Moore Forensics traveled from Ontario, Canada to share his expertise conducting a 40 hour Basic Bloodstain Pattern Recognition course. Experiments were conducted at the WVU crime scene complex that illustrated the predictable and reproducible behaviors of blood when subjected to various forces. Students represented local police agencies, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office Crime Laboratory, and the country of Belize. WVU FSAP is honored to have hosted this truly international course!

The following week, WVU FSAP offered Behavior Recognition for Law Enforcement instructed by Carl Maccario from Boston, MA. Mr. Maccario’s background in investigations and behavior pattern recognition for the Massachusetts Secretary of State, Virgin Atlantic Airlines Security, and the Department of Homeland Security leant a unique perspective on a critical topic for today’s law enforcement. Officers from the West Virginia University Police Department, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, and West Virginia State Police left the one day training with a desire to learn more as it relates to their day-to-day interactions with the public and how it can benefit their role during interviews and interrogations.

Fall 2016 classes will include Optimal Decision Making in Latent Print Examinations at the Monongalia Sheriff’s Office on October 10-11, 2016 and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: Documenting, Report Writing, and Presenting at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. 

For additional information about training and continuing education offered through the West Virginia University Forensic and Investigative Science Department, contact Casper Venter

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