Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility
During various times of the year we offer Short Course training to students, law enforcement agencies, forensic science teachers and forensic practitioners.
Register 90 days before any class and get a 10% discount!
Courses are offered for law enforcement, practitioners, high school teachers, and university students only.
50% discount is available for university students but limited to 5 per class.
Cancelation Policy: Cancelations made at least one month prior to the class will be given a full refund. If the cancelation is made 30-15 days prior to the class only a half refund will be given. No refunds will be given for cancelations made 14 days or less prior to the start of the class.
Analysis of Blood Stains
March 4 - 5, 2016 CANCELED
This two day course will provide the fundamental physics of bloodstaining and the recognition, processing and analysis of bloodstains at crime scenes. Hands on experience applied to classroom exercises such as calculating impact angle to determine the bloods point of origin.
* * $250.00 regular registration must be registered and paid by February 1, 2016
April 4 - 7, 2016 CANCELED
This four day, intense, hands-on, short course teaches the anthropology and geo-mapping principles use in the search for clandestine burials and the recovery and analysis of human skeletal remains. The course will include lectures and practical applications in anthropology and hands-on recovery activities. This is an applied course using real human skeletons. Endurance in the recovery of the remains is required.
* * $600.00 regular registration must be registered and paid by March 1, 2016
* * Law Enforcement Agents Only
Human Skeletal Search and Recovery
May 9 - 11, 2016 CANCELED
Participants will learn the basic techniques used by forensic anthropologists. After learning the forensic anthropology techniques each team will search and recover real human remains, analyze the remains, and present their case to the class. This is an applied course using real human skeletons. Endurance in the recovery of the remains is required.
* * $650.00 regular registration must be registered and paid by April 1, 2016
June 13 - 17, 2016
Learn the fundamental principles of forensic anthropology used in recovery and analysis of human skeletal remains. Methods used in the estimation of sex, age, stature, and ancestry will be covered in hands-on exercises. Field recovery of human skeletal remains will also be included. Endurance in field recovery is required.
* * $650.00 regular registration must be registered and paid by May 15, 2016
June 23 - 24, 2016
This course will offer advanced techniques used in documenting crime scenes and physical evidence. It will include a review of basic photographic techniques along with the addition of such topics as low light, nighttime and laser photography.
Required equipment includes: Digital SLR, Tripod, Cable release, and Flash unit.
* * $575.00 regular registration must be registered and paid by May 15, 2016
June 27 - 28, 2016
Entomology is a 2-day short course providing a foundation of insect biology with a concentration on forensically significant insects and how insects are used in forensic proceedings.
* * $300.00 regular registration must be registered and paid by May 15, 2016
Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma
July 11, 2016
This one day course will explore fundamental biomechanics of bone and how body tissues respond to various types of forces. The course will cover sharp and blunt force trauma as well as thermal and gunshot wounds and their effect on soft tissue and bone.
* * $150.00 regular registration must be registered and paid by June 1, 2016
Pattern Evidence and Blood Stain Analysis
July 18 - 21, 2016
This 4 day course will be broken into two sections. The first 2 days will cover Bloodstain Pattern Analysis including the fundamental physics of bloodstaining and the recognition, processing and analysis of blood stains at crime scenes. The third and fourth day will covers topics that deal with Pattern Evidence such as Latent Print Identification and Latent Print Processing.
The course will be broken into two sections:
1) Analysis of Blood Stains - July 18-19, 2016
2) Pattern Evidence - July 20-21, 2016
There will be practical exercises to enforce the principles and theory behind the disciplines.
Bovine blood will be used for the bloodstain pattern analysis portion of the course.
* * $650.00 regular registration for BOTH sections must be registered and paid by June 15, 2016
* * $250.00 regular registration for Analysis of Blood Stains must be registered and paid by June 15, 2016
* * $400.00 regular registration for Pattern Evidence must be registered and paid by June 15, 2016