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ASCLD Train the Director Series – Fire Debris Analysis is Not Black Magic!

ASCLD Train the Director Series – Fire Debris Analysis is Not Black Magic!

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This webinar originally occurred on February 7th, 2019
Duration: 1 hour

The webinar will introduce those laboratory managers with fire debris analysis sections to the nuances of fire debris analysis. This is part of the ASCLD Train the Director Webinar Series.

The differences to most crime scenes and a fire scene will be discussed along with the fire’s effect on other potential evidence. The instrumentation required, the extraction procedure, the potential interferences, the analyst qualifications, and issues with interpretation and reporting will be covered. The key references and standards necessary for training a competent fire debris analyst will be provided.

Detailed Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Understand the challenges faced in fire debris analysis
  2. Understand strategies for mitigating those challenges
  3. Be able to assess and guide the development of fire debris analysts

Presenter: Carl Chasteen - Chief of Forensic Services for Florida Division of Forensic Services' Forensic Laboratory

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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

Please contact us at ForensicCOE@rti.org for any questions.

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