Trace evidence analysis is a discipline of forensic science that deals with the minute transfers of materials that cannot commonly be seen with the unaided eye. The types of trace evidence range from fibers or paint chips to primer gunshot residue. This evidence may link a victim and a suspect, a victim and a scene, or a suspect and a scene. The significance of trace evidence is often overlooked, however, in the absence of other evidence, trace evidence may be the only source that can provide crucial investigative information.
In this course, students will learn about the types of trace evidence testing performed in the KBI Trace section, the proper packaging techniques for these exams, and the probative value that this type of evidence can bring to a case. Participants will employ best practices as they investigate any crime from its beginning to its eventual disposition; either as an individual, or part of an investigatory team.
Participants will employ best practices as they investigate any crime from its beginning to its eventual disposition; either as an individual, or part of an investigatory team.
Learn about current (and future) types of Trace examinations offered by the KBI
Understand the types and significance ofTrace exam conclusions
Understand the misperceptions and limitations of Trace testing
When can the KBI Trace Section help withyour specific investigation
Review actual case scenario examples
Acquire familiarity with supplies and equipment utilized for the collection of trace evidence (PGSR, fire debris, etc.).
Trace Packaging and Submission Hints
Who Should Attend:
Law Enforcement Officers
Case example reviews
Fitness Level Necessary for Successful Completion: Low Active
Session Information: LE24137F
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