Navigation Links
NC State takes lead in crime scene investigation training
Date:10/9/2008

North Carolina State University researchers are launching a new project that will standardize forensic crime scene investigation training throughout the state, decrease the cost of providing the training to law enforcement personnel and forensic scientists, and hopefully contribute to the establishment of nationwide standards for death investigations.

A team of NC State scientists, led by Dr. Ann H. Ross, has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) tasking the researchers with the development of a multimedia training course that will allow law enforcement and forensics personnel to learn how to properly identify, collect and preserve physical evidence from the scene of a crime through podcasts and online coursework.

The multimedia approach being developed under the NIJ grant will allow law enforcement officials to train from their home agencies rather than traveling to distant training sites saving the agencies a significant amount of money and ensuring that they do not have to operate with reduced personnel during the coursework training period. The multimedia training sessions would be followed by approximately two and a half days of hands-on fieldwork, in order for trainees to apply their online training in a practical setting.

"It is important for law enforcement agencies to be adequately trained in protocols that can help bring death investigations to a successful close," Ross says. "We seek to narrow the gap in training across all counties, while at the same time providing a standardized training program to optimize state agency responses in the time of need."

The research team covers a wide variety of forensic specialties. Ross, an associate professor of anthropology, provides expertise on forensic anthropology, the analysis of skeletonized remains. Dr. David Hinks, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, is an expert on fiber and color analysis. Dr. Wes Watson, associate professor of entomology, is an expert on insects that may be found at a crime scene. Dr. Billy Oliver, adjunct assistant professor of anthropology, is an archaeologist who specializes in recovering human remains. Dr. Jason Byrd, a forensic entomologist at the University of Florida, is also part of the grant team.

Ross says the NC State team will begin developing the online coursework and manual in January, and plans to run a pilot of the training module in December 2009. The final course format should be completed in September 2010.


'/>"/>

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. L-1 Identity Solutions Receives $5.9 Million Drivers License Contract Expansion from the State of Mississippi
2. NC State researchers get to root of parasite genome
3. Iowa State engineer works to clean and improve engine performance
4. Nitrate concentrations of ground water increasing in many areas of the United States
5. K-State professors USDA research shows mad cow disease also caused by genetic mutation
6. Iowa State wins $18.5M grant to create NSF Center for Biorenewable Chemicals
7. Stem cell research puts interstate rivalry on hold
8. NC State first university in nation to offer canine bone marrow transplants
9. Height linked to risk of prostate cancer development and progression
10. Iowa State University researcher shows proteins have controlled motions
11. Rapid test for pathogens developed by K-State researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/18/2016)... 18, 2016 --> ... ICT, Manned & Unmanned Vehicles, Physical infrastructure and Perimeter Surveillance ... in the border security market and the continuing migration crisis ... Europe has led visiongain to publish this ... --> defence & security companies in the ...
(Date:3/14/2016)... March 14, 2016 NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... commerce market, announces the airing of a new series of ... week of March 21 st .  The commercials will air ... popular Squawk on the Street show. --> NXTD ... growing mobile commerce market, announces the airing of a new ...
(Date:3/10/2016)... 10, 2016 --> ... report "Identity and Access Management Market by Component (Provisioning, ... Governance), by Organization Size, by Deployment, by Vertical, and ... MarketsandMarkets, The market is estimated to grow from USD ... 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry will testify ... before the United States House Committee on Science, Space and ... controlling the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150630/227348 ) Oxitec has pioneered ... in Brazil , Panama ...
(Date:5/22/2016)... , ... May 22, 2016 , ... Doctors in Rome ... combating the asbestos cancer, malignant mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on ... the University of Rome’s Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine evaluated more than ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... ... 20, 2016 , ... The recent recall by Costco and Trader Joes of ... on May 12, 2016(1), demonstrates the need for faster and more cost effective bio-threat ... PathSensors, Inc. , PathSensor’s latest solution uses a biosensor technology called ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... ... May 19, 2016 , ... KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker ... as Director, Large Molecule & Biomarker Bioanalysis. , Dr. Siddiqui has more than ... studies for preclinical and clinical safety programs. “We’ve seen significant demand for, and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: