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Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Canada) is offering two one-week field courses in forensic science

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 19, 2014 01:35 PM
Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Canada) is offering two exciting one-week field courses in forensic science during May and June 2014.

 

The Cadaver Dog course is an introduction to the use of dogs in locating human remains. The goals are to give students an understanding of a cadaver dogs capabilities, to train students in interpreting basic dog behaviours, and to provide field search experience working with canines. The course will give an overview of the types of dogs used in search work and the fundamental principles for training such dogs. There will be both theoretical classroom work and field experience with dogs and their handlers. For additional information contact: tanya.peckmann@smu.ca

The Fingerprint course is an introduction to fingerprints and their uses in forensic science to identify individuals. It will provide an overview of the fundamentals of fingerprint identification as well as practical experience developing and comparing fingerprints. Topics which will be covered on the course include: the history of fingerprint identification, the formation and development of friction ridge skin, fingerprint patterns, digit determination, the fingerprint analysis and comparison process, crime scenes and collecting fingerprints, chemical development, taking a set of fingerprints from an individual, fingerprint evidence in court, case studies, and current issues in fingerprints. For additional information contact:tanya.peckmann@smu.ca

 

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