ASCLD/NIJ Coverdell Grant Webinar
On April 20, 2018 ASCLD and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hosted a webinar for crime laboratories to help crime laboratory leadership better understand recent changes made to the Paul Coverdell grant program.
Click HERE to view the webinar.
A2LA / ASCLD Training Series – Changes to ISO/IEC 17025
This webinar series focuses on changes to ISO/IEC 17025 in the 2017 revision. The webinars focus on changes as they relate to Laboratory Directors, Quality/Technical Managers, Lab Technicians, and finishes with a focus on Implementation of the new standard revision into practice.
ASCLD MEMBERS: Log in to the member’s site and visit the Manager’s Toolkit to obtain a discount code for the webinar.
Click HERE to view the webinar registration page.
FBI Allele Frequency Ammendments Overview
On June 30, ASCLD sponsored a webinar titled ASCLD: FBI Allele Frequency Amendments Overview – Managers Perspective and Legal Considerations which was a great success. There was over 450 participants. Tina Delgado from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Gary Sims of California Department of Justice, Ray Wickenheiser of the New York State Police Crime Laboratory System and Matt Redle, Sheridan WY County and Prosecuting Attorney, presented.
This presentation was designed to assist Crime Lab Management to provide timely assessment, correction, notification, reporting and documentation; enabling Crime Labs to continue to earn and keep public trust. This webinar provided a high level overview of the issue by the FBI including history on the errors, their detection, correction, and the dissemination of information. It also included the laboratory directors’ perspective and legal issues that laboratories may need to consider
Click HERE to view the webinar.
NFSTC Online Training Courses
NFSTC has recently expanded their training to four online courses:
- Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
- Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation
- Introduction to Forensic Biology
- Digital Crime Scene Photography
Each course is self-paced and comes with a certificate upon a passing completion.
Click HERE for more information about NFSTC’s training opportunities.
ASCLD/RTI Backlog Series
Archival versions of the ASCLD/RTI Backlog Series can be found at the following links:
- The Paradox of Backlog Reduction – How Doing Less Can Be Doing More
- Taking the First Steps Toward Backlog Reduction
- Managing Customer Expectations and Education
- How to Increase your Staff without Increasing Budget
- Efficiency Improvements
- Developing a Statewide Approach to Backlog Management
- Case Acceptance Policies and Guidelines
ASCLD/RTI DNA Standards and Guidelines Webinar Series
ASCLD/RTI Rapid DNA Series
Archival versions of the ASCLD/RTI Rapid DNA Series can be found at the following links:
ASCLD/RTI Rapid Train the Director Series
Archival versions of the original ASCLD/RTI Train the Director Series can be found at the following links:
- ASCLD Train the Directors Controlled Substances Webinar – Archival
- ASCLD Train the Directors Digital Multimedia Evidence Webinar – Archival
- ASCLD Train the Directors Toxicology Webinar – Archival
- ASCLD Train the Directors Firearms Webinar – Archival
- ASCLD Train the Directors Latent Prints Webinar – Archival
- ASCLD Train the Directors DNA Webinar- Archival
Archival versions of the 2019 Series can be found at the following links:
RTI International’s Center for Forensic Science presents Just Science, a podcast for forensic science professionals and anyone with an interest in learning more about how real crime laboratories are working to do their job better, produce more accurate results, become more efficient, and solve more crimes. This podcast deals with a range of issues, including leadership in the crime lab, new technologies, sexual assault response, and broader challenges for science and public security. We cover every type of forensic discipline, including DNA, fingerprints, trace evidence, toxicology, controlled substances, crime scene investigation, and much more!
The first season of Just Science was developed by RTI International through the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, a program of the National Institute of Justice, United States Department of Justice and funded in part through cooperative agreement [2016-MU-BX-K110].
Just Science is hosted by Dr. John Morgan, Senior Director of the Center for Forensic Science at RTI.
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is a member of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board family of brands and the new home of ASCLD/LAB. ANAB provides accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 forensic test laboratories and ISO/IEC 17020 forensic inspection agencies and a wide variety of training, workshops, and academic programs.
Forensic ISO/IEC 17025 Preparation for Testing Laboratories
Roadmap to Transition: Forensic AR 3028
Available as an on-site course
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-501-5466 for more information
For more information about these workshops, contact email@example.com or 414-501-5466 for more information. For registration, click the links for each training course above.
Cognitive Bias Training
This self-paced online professional training program focuses on Minimizing bias in Forensic Decision Making. This program covers brain and cognitive issues relating to bias and cognitive processing. It then connects the cognitive science issues to practical and specific issues in forensic decision making. In addition to knowledge about the cognitive factors in forensic decision making, the program also provides practical solutions to address weaknesses as well as best practices to enhance forensic practices.
Minimizing Bias in Forensic Decision Making (10 hours)
Date: On demand, self-paced
NIJ Online Courses
Law Enforcement Officers
- Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes
- Espanol for Law Enforcement
- Firearms Examiner Training
- Forensic DNA Education for Law Enforcement Decisionmakers
- What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence—First Responding Officers
- What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence-Investigators and Evidence Technicians
Officers of the Court
- Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert
- Crime Scene and DNA Basics for Forensic Analysts
- Firearms Examiner Training
- Laboratory Orientation and Testing of Body Fluids and Tissues for Forensic Analysts
- Laboratory Safety Programs
- DNA Extraction and Quantitation for Forensic Analysts
- DNA Amplification for Forensic Analysts
- Amplified DNA Product Separation for Forensic Analysts
- STR Data Analysis and Interpretation for Forensic Analysts
- Population Genetics and Statistics for Forensic Analysts
- Communication Skills, Report Writing, and Courtroom Testimony for Forensic Analysts
- Non-STR DNA Markers: SNPs, Y-STRs, LCN and mtDNA
- Advanced and Emerging DNA Techniques and Technologies