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Workshop: Laser Photography at Crime Scenes

Using Lasers to Track Trajectory Patterns at a Crime Scene

Workshop Description and Agenda

This 4-hour hands-on workshop is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of using laser photography to determine bullet trajectories at crime scenes.

Participants will be introduced to the basic principles of laser use relevant to forensic investigations, learn how to set up the necessary equipment, and apply laser photography techniques to reconstruct bullet paths.

The workshop combines theoretical knowledge with practical exercises, allowing participants to apply what they've learned in simulated crime scene scenarios. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be proficient in utilizing laser technology to enhance the efficiency of forensic investigation.


Introduction to Laser Technology in Forensics (30 minutes)
Overview and Objectives: Brief introduction to the workshop and what participants will learn.
Theoretical Background: Basic principles of laser physics and its application in forensic science, particularly in analyzing bullet trajectories.  

Equipment Overview and Safety Protocols (30 minutes)
Hands-on Activity: Familiarization with the laser equipment, components, and setup.
Safety Training: Detailed walkthrough of safety measures, including handling lasers and protective gear.  

Setting Up Laser Equipment for Trajectory Analysis (45 minutes)
Demonstration: Instructor-led demonstration on setting up and calibrating laser equipment for trajectory analysis.
Hands-on Activity: Participants practice setting up the equipment under supervision, ensuring accurate calibration and alignment.

Break (15 minutes)  

Practical Exercise: Simulated Crime Scene Investigation (1 hour)
Scenario Briefing: Introduction to a simulated crime scene with multiple bullet trajectories.
Hands-on Activity: Participants apply laser photography techniques to determine bullet paths, working in teams to analyze the scene.  

Data Interpretation and Analysis (45 minutes)
Group Discussion: Teams present their findings, discussing the trajectory results and the implications for the crime scene investigation. Instructor
Feedback: Constructive feedback on the techniques used, interpretation of results, and suggestions for improvement.  

Advanced Techniques and Troubleshooting (30 minutes)
Lecture: Overview of advanced laser photography techniques and common troubleshooting scenarios encountered during crime scene analysis.
Q&A Session: Open forum for participants to ask questions and discuss real-life challenges in forensic investigations.  

Wrap-Up and Certification (15 minutes)
Course Review: Summary of key learnings and techniques covered during the workshop.
Certification: Distribution of certificates to acknowledge the successful completion of the training.

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The cost of the workshop is $99 (certificate included). 

Participants will gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge laser technology, understand the principles of bullet trajectory analysis, and learn to apply these techniques in real-world scenarios. 

This workshop not only enhances investigative accuracy but also contributes to professional growth and proficiency in forensic science. 

Furthermore, the intimate class size, limited to just 12 students, ensures personalized attention and ample opportunity for direct interaction with leading experts in the field. 
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