Kansas City, United States Training@OptimumForensics.com
The field of forensic science is evolving and an enormous change will likely happen soon. In 2009 the National Academy of Sciences conducted a study called Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward. One of the many overall conclusions drawn was that there is a significant lack of standardized training among crime scene investigators throughout the United States and anyone involved in the processing of crime scenes should be trained to a certain standard before being allowed to step foot inside a crime scene. As a result of this study, in 2013, the National Commission on Forensic Science in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology was created underneath the Department of Justice. The end result of this will likely be the necessity of anyone involved in crime scene investigation to be properly trained to a certain standard and be able to justify their expertise in court prior to being allowed to process any crime scene. The training we offer is top-notch and is current with all of the best practices and recommended guidelines within the forensic science community.
With so many different people needing to be trained in crime scene there is a lack of quality, affordable training. Instead, many investigators are simply trained by their predecessors, often times with bad habits and out-dated techniques being passed down from one investigator to the next. Our courses intend to break those rituals and replace bad habits with best practices.