Crime Scene Reconstruction I

Dates: 15-19 November 2021
Location: Michigan State Police Grand Rapids Forensic Laboratory
3460 Walker Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Offered By: Bevel, Gardner & Associates
Instructors: Tom "Grif" Griffin
Contact: Craig Gravel
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Description: A course of instruction designed for investigators, crime scene technicians, forensic technicians, and others involved in criminal and medical-legal investigations and crime scene analysis. The course is intended to develop a fundamental knowledge of appropriate hypothesis development and testing procedures and provide an objective form of defining the events associated with a complex crime (Event Analysis). The course syllabus is not intended to create an “instant” expert. This course is not a crime scene processing course.

Upon completion of the course the student should:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the development, history and advancement of crime scene analysis.
• Identify the steps of scientific method.
• Identify the seven steps of the methodology used in crime scene analysis.
• Demonstrate the ability to develop a hypothesis in a written format and set an objective foundation for any ultimate conclusion.
• Demonstrate the ability to objectively flow chart an incident, distinguishing relative chronology from absolute chronology.
• Demonstrate an ability to evaluate a complex crime scene.