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Title: Forensic Microscopy Workshops - Final Report
Author(s): I T Silvergleit; J L Peterson; W C McCrone
Corporate Author: Forensic Sciences Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 145
Sponsoring Agency: Forensic Sciences Foundation
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-NI-AX-0066
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report discusses the success of the Forensic Sciences Foundation's Forensic Microscopy Workshops Project.
Abstract: Inadequate exposure to the microscope, lack of qualified instructors, and budget cuts which limit opportunities for training are factors that have contributed to the disuse of microscopy in crime laboratories. The project sought to help alleviate this problem by providing expert instructors in workshops close to examiners' workplaces and by reducing the workshop fee by 80 percent. Although the project was designed to conduct 20 1-week regional workshops in forensic microscopy for approximately 300 crime laboratory examiners, 357 examiners were trained. In addition, a review of the state of the art of forensic microscopy and a model for future criminalistic workshops were completed. In addition, priority topics for future workshops were compiled, based on a survey of workshop participants. Sections focus on methodology, results, the future workshops model, and findings and recommendations. Appendixes contain application materials, the preworkshop assessment examination, workshop handouts, minimum equipment requirements, and daily quizzes. In addition, information on the Koehler illumination procedure, the final examination, a proficiency test, evaluation instruments, and a recommended topics survey results form are provided. Illustrations, the curriculum, data tables, and other materials are included.
Index Term(s): Crime laboratories; Forensic medicine; Forensic science training; Police training; Workshops and seminars
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