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Purchase 8 of the classes in the Forensics Science Saturdays Series and receive the 9th class for free.

Start date: 09/30/2017

Cost:: $160.00

Materials Cost:: $0.00

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Purchase 8 of the classes in the Forensics Science Saturdays Series and receive the 9th class for free.

Start date: 09/30/2017

Cost:: $160.00

Materials Cost:: $0.00

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The West Virginia University Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative will be offering educational opportunities in different aspects of forensic science to middle school and high school students throughout the school year. All classes are taught through hands-on, laboratory based activities. Each class will conclude with a case study. The final class titled You Crack the Case will allow participants to apply their accumulated knowledge to a mock crime scene at the WVU Crime Scene Complex. Biological Evidence  Biological evidence refers to biological samples such as blood, semen, saliva, etc. that are of evidentiary value in a criminal investigation. In this class students will learn how to document questioned stains on evidence, perform chemical tests on questioned stains to ascertain their nature, and how to document the results of their chemical tests. The morning session for high school students begins at 10am and ends at 12pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**  

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 10/21/17

Schedule : Daily - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017



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The West Virginia University Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative will be offering educational opportunities in different aspects of forensic science to middle school and high school students throughout the school year. All classes are taught through hands-on, laboratory based activities. Each class will conclude with a case study. The final class titled You Crack the Case will allow participants to apply their accumulated knowledge to a mock crime scene at the WVU Crime Scene Complex. Biological Evidence  Biological evidence refers to biological samples such as blood, semen, saliva, etc. that are of evidentiary value in a criminal investigation. In this class students will learn how to document questioned stains on evidence, perform chemical tests on questioned stains to ascertain their nature, and how to document the results of their chemical tests.   The afternoon session for middle school students begins at 1pm and ends at 3pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**    

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 10/21/17

Schedule : Daily - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017



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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis  Blood is frequently encountered in crimes of violence. When blood exits the body it behaves in predictable ways that are observable, repeatable, and measurable. The geometric patterns created by blood are dictated by the mechanisms that create them. By understanding these mechanisms, it’s possible to determine the actions and sequence of events responsible for bloodstain patterns at a crime scene or on evidence. Participants will conduct several different laboratory exercises that will illustrate these concepts and relationships. Simulated blood will be used in these exercises to insure that participants are not exposed to any biological hazards. The morning session for high school students begins at 10am and ends at 12pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**  

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 09/30/17

Schedule : Daily - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 9/30/2017, ending 9/30/2017



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Bloodstain Pattern Analysis  Blood is frequently encountered in crimes of violence. When blood exits the body it behaves in predictable ways that are observable, repeatable, and measurable. The geometric patterns created by blood are dictated by the mechanisms that create them. By understanding these mechanisms, it’s possible to determine the actions and sequence of events responsible for bloodstain patterns at a crime scene or on evidence. Participants will conduct several different laboratory exercises that will illustrate these concepts and relationships. Simulated blood will be used in these exercises to insure that participants are not exposed to any biological hazards. The afternoon session for middle school students begins at 1pm and ends at 3pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**  

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 09/30/17

Schedule : Daily - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 9/30/2017, ending 9/30/2017



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Crime Scene Investigation The role of the crime scene investigator in a criminal investigation is to document, preserve, and collect evidence. It requires an extreme attention to detail and keen powers of observation. In this class students will learn how to document crime scenes through photography, note taking, and sketching. In addition students will learn how properly package evidence and maintain the chain of custody. The morning session for high school students begins at 10am and ends at 12pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 04/21/18

Schedule : Daily - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 4/21/2018, ending 4/21/2018



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Crime Scene Investigation The role of the crime scene investigator in a criminal investigation is to document, preserve, and collect evidence. It requires an extreme attention to detail and keen powers of observation. In this class students will learn how to document crime scenes through photography, note taking, and sketching. In addition students will learn how properly package evidence and maintain the chain of custody. The afternoon session for middle school students begins at 1pm and ends at 3pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 04/21/18

Schedule : Daily - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 4/21/2018, ending 4/21/2018



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Fingerprint Development Developing fingerprints at crime scenes and on pieces of evidence is one of the most important things that crime scene investigators and fingerprint examiners do in their day-to-day work. In this class participants will learn a variety of techniques for developing fingerprints on different surfaces. Participants will be able to take home most of the fingerprints they develop during class. The morning session for high school students begins at 10am and ends at 12pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 12/09/17

Schedule : Daily - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 12/9/2017, ending 12/9/2017



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The West Virginia University Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative will be offering educational opportunities in different aspects of forensic science to middle school and high school students throughout the school year. All classes are taught through hands-on, laboratory based activities. Each class will conclude with a case study. The final class titled You Crack the Case will allow participants to apply their accumulated knowledge to a mock crime scene at the WVU Crime Scene Complex Fingerprint Development Developing fingerprints at crime scenes and on pieces of evidence is one of the most important things that crime scene investigators and fingerprint examiners do in their day-to-day work. In this class participants will learn a variety of techniques for developing fingerprints on different surfaces. Participants will be able to take home most of the fingerprints they develop during class. The afternoon session for middle school students begins at 1pm and ends at 3pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 12/09/17

Schedule : Daily - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 12/9/2017, ending 12/9/2017



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Fingerprint Identification Once fingerprint evidence is developed at a crime scene or on a piece of evidence, it must be compared to a suspect's fingerprints in order to make an identification, exclusion, or inconclusive determination. In this class participants will learn the fundamental skills required to compare a questioned fingerprint from a crime scene to the known fingerprints from a suspect.  The morning session for high school students begins at 10am and ends at 12pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 01/13/18

Schedule : Daily - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 1/13/2018, ending 1/13/2018



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Fingerprint Identification Once fingerprint evidence is developed at a crime scene or on a piece of evidence, it must be compared to a suspect's fingerprints in order to make an identification, exclusion, or inconclusive determination. In this class participants will learn the fundamental skills required to compare a questioned fingerprint from a crime scene to the known fingerprints from a suspect.  The afternoon session for middle school students begins at 1pm and ends at 3pm. Classes can be cancelled with a full refund two weeks prior to the start of each class. **The Forensic Science Saturdays classes incorporate case studies and mock crime scenes into the curricula to illustrate practical applications of what is learned in class. These case studies and mock crime scenes are often of a violent nature. Parental discretion is advised.**

1160001

Location : WVU Crime Scene Complex Location : 
  WVU Crime Scene Complex.

Cost: $20.00

Instructor : Chris Bily 

Start date: 01/13/18

Schedule : Daily - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 1/13/2018, ending 1/13/2018



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