2011 CFSI Honoree's Reception
December 9th 2011, HDFSC Pavilion 9:30am - 11:30am
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|Left to Right:LAPD Chief Beck (P), Donald T. Sterling (H), Rose Ochi, LASD Sheriff Baca (P) and LAC District Attorney Steve Cooley (P). ||Left to Right: LASD Captain Dave Walters, LAPD Commanding Officer Yvette Burney, LAPD Lab Director Greg Matheson, LASD Commander Earl Shields (HD) and LASD Lab Director Dean Gialamas.|
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|Left to Right: Former Attorney General of California John Van de Kamp (H) and LAPD Chief Beck (P)||CSULA HHS Dean Beatrice Yorker receiving on behalf of Patricia Cornwell (H) and LAPD Chief Beck (P) |
H: 2011 CFSI Honoree
HD: Honoree, Distinguished Service Award
2011 CFSI Honoree Recipients
Her international bestselling, award-winning works include the Scarpetta series and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed. She is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, a founding member of the National Forensic Academy, and a member of an Advisory Board for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. She is known for her philanthropic contributions to criminal justice issues as well as endowing college scholarships and promoting the cause of literacy
John Van de Kamp
28th Attorney General of California
He was also an Assistant United States Attorney, a Public Defender, and the District Attorney of Los Angeles County. He served as the Attorney General of California from 1983-91, and during that period focused on environmental, consumer protection, anti-trust, and civil rights issues. As an outstanding leader in the field of public service, he was appointed to serve as the Chair of the Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice to recommend safeguards to prevent wrongful convictions and to review the practice of forensic science.
Donald T. Sterling
Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation
He is a philanthropist, attorney and real estate developer. The Donald T. Sterling Charitable foundation donates millions of dollars to numerous national and local charities, scholarships for underprivileged students, local high schools, community organizations, and helping the homeless with housing, rehabilitation and medical services. Also, the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation supports community outreach programs, and children’s charities and organizations.
2011 CFSI Distinguished Service Award
Commander, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Commander Shields started his career with the Sheriff’s Department on July 7, 1981 and served in a variety of assignments including custody, patrol, and administration. When he was promoted to Captain in 2005, he was assigned to the Scientific Services Bureau. This was the critical time for the LASD, LAPD, and Cal State LA to develop the cooperative agreements which would govern the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center. Commander Shields emerged as a leader in proposing innovative protocols and organizational structures that all parties could accept. The exceptional working relationships of the tenants of the HDFSC serve as a national business model for intra-governmental cooperation.
2011 CFSI Annual Board Meeting
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Board meeting lead by Cheryl Ney, Greg Matheson and Rose Ochi.
| Board members reviewing the annual report package.|
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Briefing of CFSI past events and upcoming events.
Professor Donald Johnson, speaking to the board about his search projects and their progress.
Dr. Gomez, presenting his work to the board members.
CFSI Public Education
Eyewitness Testimony - June 10, 2011
Sponsored by the Gailbert W. Lindsay Public Policy Forum in Forensic Science
For more information please click here.
Forensic Science Professional Advancement Courses
Current Courses Offered:
Population Genetics in Forensic DNA Analysis - May 23 - 25, 2011
This three-day (24 hour) course will cover basic principles of statistics and probability relevant tokey concepts in population genetics an profile frequency estimates of PCR-based/discrete allele systems.
The recommendations made by the 1996 National research Council in "The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence"will be reviewed. Approaches to statistical analysis of parentage testing, kinship and mass disaster victim identification will also be covored.This course is intended for criminalists involved in the analysis of biological evidence or working in missing person DNA programs. Each class is limited to 30 students, click here for more information.
Introduction to Fingerprint Evidence - Jan. 24 & 25, 2009
What really happens when a detective calls a fingerprint expert to investigate a crime scene? Learn what actually takes place at the crime scene from a veteran latent fingerprint examiner. Students will have an understanding of how fingerprint evidence is found, analyzed, and presented in court. Students will have the opportunity to develop latent prints using fingerprint powder and examine the basic fingerprint patterns.
Crime Scene Photography - Feb. 14 & 28, 2009
This introductory level course, in a two phase program, is designed to familiarize students with the fundamental photographic skills and equipment necessary to photograph a crime scene.
Courtroom Testimony - March 14 & 21, 2009
Are you scared to death of public speaking? This class is designed for individuals who are subject to being called to testify in court as an expert witness. The class focuses not so much on technical issues, but rather on communication methods by witnesses for more effective testimony. Participants will learn and practice all the key elements to improve testifying skill and become more confident.
To enroll and for more information, please click here to download the course brochure.