INTERESTED IN LEARNING THE LATEST TECHNIQUES IN CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION?
- The University of South Florida is offering
Crime Scene Investigations for Violent
Crimes, a new, fully-online graduate
certificate program beginning spring
2015. The program will allow students
to master the three components of crime
scene investigations: specific incident
reconstruction; event reconstruction; and
physical evidence reconstruction.
IMPERATIVE JUSTICE: BOOT HILL BURIAL GROUND
RESEARCHING THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF CHILDREN BURIED AT THE FORMER ARTHUR G. DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS
- The ways in which children experienced the criminal justice system prior to the professionalization of law enforcement criminal investigations, corrections, and juvenile justice during the mid-twentieth century was often tragic. The story of children in Florida’s correctional system is a reflection of the changing attitudes, laws, and practices towards children within these systems.
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FLORIDA COLD CASE PROJECT: NEW METHODS FOR FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS INTO UNSOLVED HOMICIDES
- In Florida, there are more than 500 individuals who either died alone or were recovered in public places and whose identities are still unknown. These cases represent unsolved homicides (cold cases) and individuals who died from natural or accidental causes. The goals for this initiative are to: 1) aid with human identification; 2) systematically apply a comprehensive set of methods and tools to all unsolved cases; 3) investigate regional homicide patterns; and 4) document osteological, chemical, burial and post-mortem factors about each case to develop a baseline of data relevant to the local population and natural environment in the region.