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What We Teach
The New Detective DNA, Physical Evidence, Documentation, Photography
Meet The Instructors
New Material
1. Crime scene management
2. Crime scene documentation photographs. Measurements, sketching, note
taking.
3. Fingerprint processing- latent techniques
4. Significance of the various types of physical evidence and specific collection
procedures
5. Firearm related crime scenes
6. The suspicious death scene – homicides, suicides and accidental deaths
7. Legal aspects of crime scene investigation- Search and seizure, trial issues
8. Assembly of a crime scene investigation kit.
9. The use of outside resources in Crime Scene Investigation
On the final day of instruction, students must take part in a hands – on exercise
involving the investigation of a mock homicide scene. The student will be
expected to search and document the crime scene, recognize and collect
physical evidence, interact with civilians, other investigators and the medical
examiner and reconstruct the crime.
Crime Scene Investigation Seminar
June 15
th
– June 18
th
, 2004
Location:
Westchester County Police Academy
And
Dept. Laboratories and Research
Presented by: The Westchester County Department’s of:
Laboratories and Research
Public Safety
And
The Office of the District Attorney
Tuesday,
June 15
th
2004
DAY 1
Introductory Remarks:
9:00- 9:15 A.M
Frederick Drummond
Westchester County Department Labs and
Research.
Tuesday, June 15
th
2004
Day 1
TOPIC:
AT THE CRIME SCENE
9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome
9:15 – 10:00 am
Legal Aspects of the Crime Scene – ADA Patricia Murphy – Office of the District
Attorney
10:00-10:15 am
Break
10:15 – 11:15 am
Management of the Crime Scene / Uses of Forensic Evidence- Fred Drummond- Chief
of Forensic Science Services –Forensic Science Laboratory
11:15 am -12:00 pm
Crime Scene Documentation- Fred Drummond, Keith Mancini- Forensic Photographer,
Forensic Science Laboratory
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm
At the Death Scene - Dr. Millard Hyland - Chief Medical Examiner, Westchester
County
1:45 – 2:45 pm
Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation- Det. Mike Susi – WCPD, Aviation Unit
Ted Schwartz - Senior Forensic Scientist, Forensic Science Laboratory
DAY 1 continued.
2:45 – 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 – 3:30 pm
The Use of Canines in the Examination of the Crime Scene
Capt. Paul Stasaitis – WCPD
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Toxicological Aspects of Crime Scene Evidence – Bob Deluca, Senior Toxicologist -
Toxicology Laboratory
Wednesday, June 16
th
2004
DAY 2
TOPIC:
The Role of the Forensic Sciences in Crime
Scene Investigations
9:00- 10:00 am
Bite mark Evidence – The Role of the Forensic Odontologist in Crime Scene
Examinations – Dr. Neal Riesner D.D.S
10:00 – 10:15 am
Break
10:15 – 11:00 am
Forensic Anthropology and its Role in the Identification of Human Remains
Dr. Vincent Stefan – Department of Anthropology, Lehman College, NY
11:00 – 11:45 am
The Use of DNA Databases in Criminal Investigations-Linda Duffy Forensic
Scientist, CODIS System Administrator -Biology Section Forensic Science Lab.
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Forensic Biology – Analysis of Physiological Fluids Using Current DNA
Technologies / Cold Case Initiative – Elayne Schwartz Forensic Science Specialist -
Biology Section Forensic Science Laboratory
1:45 – 2:15 pm
Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence - Robert Adamo – Senior Forensic
Scientist Forensic Science Laboratory
DAY 2 continued.
2:15 – 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 – 3:15 pm
The Use of Phone Records in Crime Scene Investigation – Det. John D’Angelo, New
Castle Police Department
3:15 – 4:00 pm
Computers , Digital Evidence and the Crime Scene - ADA Michael DeLohery – High
Technology Crime Bureau-Westchester County Office of the District Attorney
Thursday,
June 17
th
2004
DAY 3
9:00- 9:30 am
Firearms Evidence and Crime Scenes – Det. Arthur Holzman Westchester County
Department of Public Safety -Ballistics Laboratory
9:30 – 10:00 am
Forensic Chemistry- Gunshot and Arson Analysis – Sue Tecce, Sr. Forensic Science
Forensic Science Laboratory
10:00 – 10:15 pm
Break
10:15- 11:00 am
The Role of the Trace Evidence Laboratory in the Examination of Crime Scene
Evidence Ted Schwartz, Senior Forensic Scientist –Trace Evidence Section Forensic
Science Laboratory.
11:00 – 11:30 am
Impression Evidence at the Crime Scene. Mary Eustace, Forensic Scientist –
Biology Section Forensic Science Laboratory.
11:30- 12:30 pm
Impression Evidence, Collection and Documentation Techniques – Mary Eustace,
Forensic Biology Unit ,Ted Schwartz Trace Evidence Unit, Forensic Science Laboratory,
Keith Mancini Forensic Photography Section, Brandi Benjamin Forensic Scientist,
Forensic Science Laboratory.
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 pm
Fingerprint Evidence at the Crime Scene - Det. Roger Piccirilli Westchester County
Dept. Public Safety I.D Section
2:00- 2:45 pm
Bloodstain Pattern Recognition at the Crime Scene– Kevin MacLaren, Assistant
Forensic Scientist - Forensic Science Laboratory.
DAY 3 continued.
2:45 – 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Bloodstain Pattern Reconstruction Demonstration - Kevin MacLaren, Susan Flaherty
Assistant Forensic Scientist - Forensic Science Laboratory.
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Demonstration of Evidence Detection Devices –Alternate Light Sources, Metal
Detectors , Safety Equipment. Evidence Collection Techniques
Robert Adamo, Jenn Reilly Forensic Science Laboratory
Friday,
June 18
th
2004
DAY 4
TOPICS
MOCK CRIME SCENE AND PRACTICAL
EXERCISES
MOCK CRIME SCENE – Class will break up into separate groups. Fred
Drummond, Kevin MacLaren and Keith Mancini will be available for assistance.
This portion of the crime scene course will be held at the Westchester County
Forensic Laboratory.
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Tour of Crime Scene Truck
10:00- 10:20
BREAK
10:20 –12:00
Mock Crime Scene continues
12:00 – 1:00 PM
LUNCH
1:00 – 1:45 PM
Mock Crime Scene continues
1:45 – 2:00 PM
BREAK
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Discussion and Critique – Fred Drummond
Awarding of Certificates
1. Crime scene management
2. Crime scene documentation photographs. Measurements, sketching, note
taking.
3. Fingerprint processing- latent techniques
4. Significance of the various types of physical evidence and specific collection
procedures
5. Firearm related crime scenes
6. The suspicious death scene – homicides, suicides and accidental deaths
7. Legal aspects of crime scene investigation- Search and seizure, trial issues
8. Assembly of a crime scene investigation kit.
9. The use of outside resources in Crime Scene Investigation
On the final day of instruction, students must take part in a hands – on exercise
involving the investigation of a mock homicide scene. The student will be
expected to search and document the crime scene, recognize and collect
physical evidence, interact with civilians, other investigators and the medical
examiner and reconstruct the crime.
Crime Scene Investigation Seminar
June 15
th
– June 18
th
, 2004
Location:
Westchester County Police Academy
And
Dept. Laboratories and Research
Presented by: The Westchester County Department’s of:
Laboratories and Research
Public Safety
And
The Office of the District Attorney
Tuesday,
June 15
th
2004
DAY 1
Introductory Remarks:
9:00- 9:15 A.M
Frederick Drummond
Westchester County Department Labs and
Research.
Tuesday, June 15
th
2004
Day 1
TOPIC:
AT THE CRIME SCENE
9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome
9:15 – 10:00 am
Legal Aspects of the Crime Scene – ADA Patricia Murphy – Office of the District
Attorney
10:00-10:15 am
Break
10:15 – 11:15 am
Management of the Crime Scene / Uses of Forensic Evidence- Fred Drummond- Chief
of Forensic Science Services –Forensic Science Laboratory
11:15 am -12:00 pm
Crime Scene Documentation- Fred Drummond, Keith Mancini- Forensic Photographer,
Forensic Science Laboratory
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm
At the Death Scene - Dr. Millard Hyland - Chief Medical Examiner, Westchester
County
1:45 – 2:45 pm
Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation- Det. Mike Susi – WCPD, Aviation Unit
Ted Schwartz - Senior Forensic Scientist, Forensic Science Laboratory
DAY 1 continued.
2:45 – 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 – 3:30 pm
The Use of Canines in the Examination of the Crime Scene
Capt. Paul Stasaitis – WCPD
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Toxicological Aspects of Crime Scene Evidence – Bob Deluca, Senior Toxicologist -
Toxicology Laboratory
Wednesday, June 16
th
2004
DAY 2
TOPIC:
The Role of the Forensic Sciences in Crime
Scene Investigations
9:00- 10:00 am
Bite mark Evidence – The Role of the Forensic Odontologist in Crime Scene
Examinations – Dr. Neal Riesner D.D.S
10:00 – 10:15 am
Break
10:15 – 11:00 am
Forensic Anthropology and its Role in the Identification of Human Remains
Dr. Vincent Stefan – Department of Anthropology, Lehman College, NY
11:00 – 11:45 am
The Use of DNA Databases in Criminal Investigations-Linda Duffy Forensic
Scientist, CODIS System Administrator -Biology Section Forensic Science Lab.
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Forensic Biology – Analysis of Physiological Fluids Using Current DNA
Technologies / Cold Case Initiative – Elayne Schwartz Forensic Science Specialist -
Biology Section Forensic Science Laboratory
1:45 – 2:15 pm
Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence - Robert Adamo – Senior Forensic
Scientist Forensic Science Laboratory
DAY 2 continued.
2:15 – 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 – 3:15 pm
The Use of Phone Records in Crime Scene Investigation – Det. John D’Angelo, New
Castle Police Department
3:15 – 4:00 pm
Computers , Digital Evidence and the Crime Scene - ADA Michael DeLohery – High
Technology Crime Bureau-Westchester County Office of the District Attorney
Thursday,
June 17
th
2004
DAY 3
9:00- 9:30 am
Firearms Evidence and Crime Scenes – Det. Arthur Holzman Westchester County
Department of Public Safety -Ballistics Laboratory
9:30 – 10:00 am
Forensic Chemistry- Gunshot and Arson Analysis – Sue Tecce, Sr. Forensic Science
Forensic Science Laboratory
10:00 – 10:15 pm
Break
10:15- 11:00 am
The Role of the Trace Evidence Laboratory in the Examination of Crime Scene
Evidence Ted Schwartz, Senior Forensic Scientist –Trace Evidence Section Forensic
Science Laboratory.
11:00 – 11:30 am
Impression Evidence at the Crime Scene. Mary Eustace, Forensic Scientist –
Biology Section Forensic Science Laboratory.
11:30- 12:30 pm
Impression Evidence, Collection and Documentation Techniques – Mary Eustace,
Forensic Biology Unit ,Ted Schwartz Trace Evidence Unit, Forensic Science Laboratory,
Keith Mancini Forensic Photography Section, Brandi Benjamin Forensic Scientist,
Forensic Science Laboratory.
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 pm
Fingerprint Evidence at the Crime Scene - Det. Roger Piccirilli Westchester County
Dept. Public Safety I.D Section
2:00- 2:45 pm
Bloodstain Pattern Recognition at the Crime Scene– Kevin MacLaren, Assistant
Forensic Scientist - Forensic Science Laboratory.
DAY 3 continued.
2:45 – 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Bloodstain Pattern Reconstruction Demonstration - Kevin MacLaren, Susan Flaherty
Assistant Forensic Scientist - Forensic Science Laboratory.
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Demonstration of Evidence Detection Devices –Alternate Light Sources, Metal
Detectors , Safety Equipment. Evidence Collection Techniques
Robert Adamo, Jenn Reilly Forensic Science Laboratory
Friday,
June 18
th
2004
DAY 4
TOPICS
MOCK CRIME SCENE AND PRACTICAL
EXERCISES
MOCK CRIME SCENE – Class will break up into separate groups. Fred
Drummond, Kevin MacLaren and Keith Mancini will be available for assistance.
This portion of the crime scene course will be held at the Westchester County
Forensic Laboratory.
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Tour of Crime Scene Truck
10:00- 10:20
BREAK
10:20 –12:00
Mock Crime Scene continues
12:00 – 1:00 PM
LUNCH
1:00 – 1:45 PM
Mock Crime Scene continues
1:45 – 2:00 PM
BREAK
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Discussion and Critique – Fred Drummond
Awarding of Certificates

DNA

The most common technique known to the layman is DNA forensic analysis, in which scientists focus on certain genetic sequence called markers, which is particular to each person. DNA evidence, if preserved properly, can be used decades after the crime to incriminate - or clear - suspects.

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