Crime Scene Investigation and Analysis

Sep 13 - Oct 1, 2010
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center

The Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility at Sam Houston State University in association with the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and the International Association for Identification is pleased to offer courses in

Crime Scene Investigation and Analysis Designed for Practitioners, Academics, and Students.


Week 1
Foundation Program
September 13 - 17, 2010

Week 2
Intermediate Program
September 20 - 24, 2010

Week 3
Advanced Program
September 27 - October 1, 2010

IAI Certification and TCLEOSE credits are available for participants.


Foundation Program
September 13-17, 2010

  • Ethics- online course taken prior to course
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Recognition, Collection and Preservation of Evidence
  • Crime Scene Documentation
  • Evidence Photography
  • Report Writing
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • IAI Exam Prep (where applicable)

Intermediate Program
September 20-24, 2010

  • Pattern Evidence Detection, Collection and Preservation
  • Footwear & Tire Impressions
  • DNA Collection Techniques
  • Tool-Mark Impressions
  • Trace Evidence Collection
  • Fingerprint Technology
  • Latent Fingerprints
  • IAI Exam Prep (where applicable)

Advanced Program
September 27 - October 1, 2010

  • Medico-legal Death Investigation
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Entomology – Insect succession evidence
  • Forensic Archaeology – Processing of surface and buried human remains


Domingo Villarreal, Detective (IAI CSCSA)
Humble Police Department, Forensic Lab

Sibyl Bucheli, PhD, Forensic Entomologist
Sam Houston State University

Stephen M. Pustilnik, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner
Galveston County, Texas

Fayth Davis, Forensic Scientist
Texas DPS, Trace Evidence/Controlled Substances

Jorn Yu, PhD, Analytical Chemist
Sam Houston State University

Chris Duncan, Photographer
Houston Police Department

David Hoffpauir, Cartographer
Sam Houston State University

Rick Anderson, Sergeant (IAI CSCSA and IAI CLPE)
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Joan Bytheway, PhD, Forensic Anthropologist
Sam Houston State University



Register online or by mail by going to LEMIT's Special Programs page. DEADLINE: August 31, 2010.

Discount hotel room rates are available at the University Hotel, 1610 Bobby K. Marks Drive, Huntsville, TX 77341; Phone: (936) 291-2151. Mention the conference to receive the discounted rate of $63.95 plus tax/per night and reserve the rooms by August 31, 2010.

Course Cost
Total cost if enrolled in all three courses: $1890.00

IAI Certification
Certification Exams will be given on Friday, October 1, 2010, at Sam Houston State University. Certification applications must be received by September 15, 2010, to be considered to take the exam.

The Institute draws on leading academics and practitioners in the field to offer sworn law enforcement personnel and unsworn law enforcement support staff the opportunity to attend world-class training for which they can obtain a recognized professional qualification. The courses are also beneficial for practitioners and academicians desiring continued education in forensic science and crime scene investigation.

Course participants will have the opportunity to attend up to three one-week courses, run consecutively.

Each course consists of a 48-hour module that will meet the training requirements for certification by the International Association for Identification (IAI).

The Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility at Sam Houston State University

The Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility (STAFS) is a human decomposition and criminal deposition of human bodies research and training facility. Training at the facility utilizes state-of-the-art techniques and involves the recognition of human remains, the recognition of evidence associated with a crime scene involving human remains, and the necessary collection, preservation, and transport of evidence so contamination and compromise of evidence is eliminated. For more information on STAFS or the courses, please visit our website at

College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University

As one of the nation’s oldest and largest criminal justice education and training facilities, the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University has developed a national and international reputation for excellence. The College was established by the Texas legislature in 1965 under House Resolution 469, which directed the University to establish a program of excellence in research, training, technical assistance and consultant services, and continuing education.

International Association for Identification

The International Association for Identification is the oldest and largest affiliation of forensic practitioners, including investigators, examiners, analysts and technicians. The organization specializes in proper protocols and procedures for crime scene practitioners and offers a variety of certifications, such as bloodstain pattern examiner certification and crime scene certification. Please visit IAI’s website for more information on certification requirements, qulaifications, textbooks, and membership at

For further information, please contact the program director, Dr. Joan Bytheway, at (936) 294-4387 or email at

Member of The Texas State University System