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Basic Crime Scene Investigation (BCSI)


  • Linda R. Netzel
    Director of Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory
  • Paul W. Luster
    Chief, St. Joseph Police Department, MO
  • Kevin Winer
    Chief Criminalist
  • Robert Fields
    CSI Supervisor

Successful prosecution of criminals often depends on key evidence collected at the scene of the crime. As advancements in the field of forensic science continue to reach new levels so has the need for professional crime scene investigations.

Course participants will learn today’s best scientific practices in the identification, preservation, and collection of evidence at crime scenes from some of the leading professionals in the field. A blend of classroom instruction and a hands-on practical application will give participants the ability to confidently process a crime scene. Areas of study will include:

  • Crime Scene Management
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Latent Print Processing and Recovery
  • Processing and Recovery of Biological Evidence
  • Digital Evidence Recovery
  • Scene Diagramming / Note Taking / Report Writing / Testimony
  • Major Forensic Laboratory Capabilities
  • Best Practices – Chain of Custody


*All participants will receive a fully stocked evidence collection kit providing them the supplies necessary to professionally process their completion of the course.

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