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Registration for the 2023 NEDIAI Conference is NOW OPEN

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CHECK OUT our WORKSHOPS this year!


Monday, October 23  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mathematical Shooting Incident Reconstruction” - Casson Reynolds, NC Justice Academy

This workshop will go through understanding the importance of obtaining the 4 angles of a bullet hole and how to apply them to your scene to mathematical determine the probable, improbable, and impossible shooter locations.  The students should have a minimal understanding of right triangles and sine, cosine, and tan.


Monday, October 23  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Essential Digital Imaging Techniques for Forensic Professionals Workshop” - Bob Gallagher and Ioan Truta

The essential goals of this four-hour interactive workshop are to have a more comprehensive working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have a greater understanding of common procedures used in forensic digital imaging as well as how to apply those concepts in the documentation process. This workshop is “hands-on” training. All students will participate in numerous exercises to ensure the learning objectives were achieved.  

Note: Students encouraged to bring a laptop to this workshop. A limited number of laptops are available with Adobe Photoshop for this class. 


Tuesday, October 24 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Beyond Oblique Lighting” - Martin Orlowicz, NH State Police Forensic Laboratory 

Knowing how to take photos of your latent evidence is essential to getting results from AFIS.  Learn how to use your camera and various lighting techniques to obtain the best photos of your latent evidence.  Students should bring their cameras, tripods and any lighting equipment they might have.


Tuesday, October 24 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Crime Scene Documentation” - Casson Reynolds, NC Justice Academy

This workshop will focus on understanding the importance of proper crime scene and documentation with a focus on reconstruction.  The workshop highlights how to process a scene more efficiently and the important measurements, photographs, and notes we need to take that are commonly missed.  This is a workshop with tabletop discussions on how we need to do more detailed, descriptive, accurate, and analytical in our investigations.


Tuesday, October 24 8:00 am -12:00 pm
Crease & 3rd Level Detail” - John Vanderkolk, Unique Forensics LLC

Creases and ridges are parts of friction skin. This workshop will help develop the participants' understanding and use of crease and ridge details in the latent print examination process.


Tuesday, October 24 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Courtroom Testimony- Nothing to Fear” - Penny Dechant, AZ Dept of Public Safety

Courtroom testimony always seems to be a fearful topic in forensic science, especially to new employees. The idea of public speaking has become scarier than death to some individuals. The realization is everyone will always be nervous when speaking in front of a group, but there is nothing to fear. This workshop helps attendees understand the court system, how to present yourself, and using your laboratory policies effectively as your shield of protection. Applicable to any forensic discipline.


Tuesday, October 24 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Creating Effective and Helpful Lesson Plans” - Tim Burt

Lesson plans are the foundation of any training. Whether you are inheriting an in-service training course or you are creating one from scratch, every instructor should use an effective lesson plan. Lesson plans are not just pieces of paper. They contain important information about the training course that stands up to scrutiny. This includes a course description, course outcomes, course objectives, assessment methods and a course syllabus. In this workshop, students will learn the importance of each of these components and will build their own lesson plan. The lesson plan format used in this workshop has been approved by the IAI Forensic Certification Management Board. Students are encouraged to bring materials from their agency to create a lesson plan they can use right away.


Wednesday, October 25 8 am - 12:00 pm

More Decisions in Latent Print Examinations” - John Vanderkolk, Unique Forensics LLC

What will happen when latent print examiners expand their decision categories beyond Excluded, Inconclusive, and Identified? In this workshop, the participants will experience latent print examination exercises using Excluded, Inconclusive, and Identified conclusions and Excluded, Almost Excluded, Tending Towards Excluded, Tending Toward Identified, Almost Identified, and Identified. The conclusions will be tabulated and presented to the participants and ramifications of expanding ranges of conclusions, no matter the phrasing of the conclusions, will be discussed.


Wednesday, October 25 8 am - 12:00 pm
Combating the “How am I going to photograph this” feeling-An introductory crime scene photography workshop. -  Kevin Burns & Jeff Fanion

New to the crime scene world? Congratulations! We have all been in those shoes! There is nothing more daunting than showing up to a crime scene thinking “Oh boy…how and I going to photograph this scene?”


Date: October 22 - 25, 2023

Location: Sheraton Hotel, Nashua, New Hampshire

Registration is open!

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