In-Person Continuing Education Courses

Workshops Currently Open for Enrollment:

Animal Abuse Workshop:  Identification and Documentation of Crimes Against Animals (May 10, 2022)

Animal abuse is a major issue throughout the United States and veterinarians are often involved in the documentation and reporting of animal cruelty cases. As more states have enacted mandatory reporting laws, it is important to for the veterinarian to be able to recognize and document suspected case of animal abuse. The successful prosecution of these crimes depends, largely, on the documentation, collection, and analysis of the evidence.The University of Florida will be hosting an 4-hour workshop on the identification and documentation of animal abuse cases. This workshop will be open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal services, and other individuals interested in advancing their knowledge of identifying and documenting cases of animal abuse. Three hours of this course will be lecture format and topics will include an overview of crime scene investigation, review of forensic examinations of animals, and collection of evidence. The remainder of the course will be a hands-on. Participants will learn how to properly document injuries and practice evidence collection.

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Forensic Photography (June 27-July 1, 2022)

This 40 hour course (4 CEUs) will introduce the many challenges facing crime scene and law enforcement personnel in documenting crime scenes through photographic techniques and will provide methodologies for overcoming these difficulties.  Scene photography, alternate light source photography, low light condition, and oblique lighting will be address.  Attendees must bring their own camera, flash, and tripod.

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Bugs, Bones and Botany© (October 17-21, 2022)

This week long, 40 hour workshop focuses upon the analysis and interpretation of anthropological, botanical, and entomological evidence. Each morning, course participants will attend lectures covering methods used in evidence recognition, documentation and collection. During afternoon field sessions, the course participants will process three mock crime scenes for entomological, anthropological and botanical evidence.  Bugs, Bones and Botany© is an outdoor, field oriented workshop. Course participants should prepare to spend time outdoors under hot and humid conditions. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Use of cameras is allowed and participants are encouraged to take photographs during the workshop for use conducting in-house training for crime scene personnel, major case, and medical-legal death investigators.

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Upcoming Workshop Topics:

  • Shooting Reconstruction
  • Animal Crime Scenes
  • Bugs, Bones, and Botany©