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CJSM 0900 H12: Crime Scene and Shooting Incident Reconstruction

November 11-12, 2013 * 2-Day Seminar *  Fairfax, VA;  Crime Scene and Shooting Incident Reconstruction (Early Bird and Group Discounts Available);  Presented by Dr. Henry Lee, with Dr. Leah Bush;  Enhance your investigative knowledge and reconstruction skills;  Gain insight into emerging issues in forensic evidence;  Learn from top forensic experts

Due to Mason’s epic telephone problems last week
Early Bird Pricing extended until October 4!


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

America’s fascination with crime scene and investigation television shows, movies, and novels has resulted in the misconception that virtually any crime can be quickly or easily solved through a series of dramatized and predictable steps. While in most cases this premise is correct, investigators and scientists are often left with more questions than answers despite their best efforts. Crime scene reconstruction at its core was designed and intended to address these dilemmas.

The process of reconstructing a death scene or shooting incident is only of value if conducted properly within the realms of scientific principles, logic analysis, and forensic techniques conducted by a qualified expert. The attention to high profile cases naturally lends itself to reconstruction but it is often incorrect or an incomplete process. The concepts and essentials of shooting reconstruction will be illustrated with a focus on the analysis of actual shooting cases.

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TOPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Concepts in Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Development of Hypothesis and Theory
  • Information Processing and Hypothesis Testing
  • The Logic Process of Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Investigation of Gunshot Wound Deaths
  • Homicide, Suicide, or Accidental Shooting?
  • Reconstruction Through Pattern Evidence
  • Trajectory Reconstruction in Shooting Cases
  • Reviewing Old Records for New Evidence
  • Constructing and Reconstructing
  • Medical/Legal Death Investigation and Autopsy Procedures


FEATURES

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded by George Mason University
  • Application has been made for career development/in-service credit from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks (both days)
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of attendance
 
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Prince William Campus
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  • Address:
      George Mason University
    Office of Continuing Professional Education
      10900 University Blvd.
      Manassas, VA 20110
  • Telephone: 703-993-8335
  • Fax: 703-993-8336
  • PRELIMINARY AGENDA

    Sunday, November 10

     

    5-7 p.m.

    Registration/Check In

         

    Monday, November 11

     
     

    7:30 a.m.

    Registration/Check In

    8:00 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

    8:30 a.m.

    Welcome/Opening Remarks

    9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Morning Session

    • Concepts in Crime Scene Reconstruction
    • Development of Hypothesis and Theory
    • Information Processing and Hypothesis Testing
    • The Logic Process of Crime Scene Reconstruction

    12-1 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    1-4 p.m.

    Afternoon Session

    • Investigation of Gunshot Wound Deaths
    • Homicide, Suicide, or Accidental Shooting?
    • Reconstruction Through Pattern Evidence
    • Trajectory Reconstruction in Shooting Cases

    4-5 p.m.

    Reception and Book Signing

         

    Tuesday, November 12

     
     

    8:30-11:30 a.m.

    Morning Session

    • Reviewing Old Records for New Evidence
    • Constructing and Reconstructing
    • Case Studies
     

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

     

    1-4 p.m.

    Afternoon Session

    • Medical/Legal Death Investigation and Autopsy Procedures

     

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    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Law Enforcement
    • Forensic Scientists
    • Crime Scene Investigators
    • Crime Scene Analysts
    • Coroners/Medical Examiners
    • Medical Professionals
    • Trial Attorneys
    • Prosecutors
    • Judges
    • Students

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    INSTRUCTORS

    Dr. Henry C. Lee, Chief Emeritus for the Scientific Services and former Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Connecticut and has served as the State’s Chief Criminalist since 1979. He is a distinguished professor at the University of New Haven and the founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at University of New Haven. Dr. Lee’s work has made him a landmark in modern-day forensic sciences. He has been a prominent player in many of the most challenging cases of the last 40 years.

    Dr. Leah Bush, Assistant Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, is board-certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and forensic pathology. Dr. Bush received her BS in biology from Virginia Tech, her MS in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MD from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). She completed a pathology residency at MCV and a forensic pathology fellowship at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond, Virginia.

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    LOCATION

    Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes
    12777 Fair Lakes Circle
    Fairfax, VA 22033
    Telephone: 703-818-1234
    Website: www.fairlakes.hyatt.com

      Photo of Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes

    The Hyatt Fair Lakes is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, 12 miles west of Washington, D.C.

    Convenient to the area’s three major metropolitan airports:

    Room Rate:

    • $129 plus tax for a single/double has been negotiated for this seminar
    • Room rate includes complimentary Internet
    • Reservations must be made by October 11, 2013 to receive these special rates

    Call 1-888-421-1442 to make your hotel reservation. When making reservations, please indicate that you are part of the George Mason University, Continuing Education seminar in order to get the special rate.

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    WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING

    “After 30+ years of law enforcement experience one of the best seminars I have attended. Very informative, well organized, great presentations.” -E. Michael Gordon, Charleston PD, South Carolina

    “I found the seminar very informative. It was the first one I attended…I found the information useful when I teach report writing at the academy.” -Master Police Officer, Mary Paulette, Richmond Police Department, VA

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