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FIU's International Forensic Research Institute, world-renowned for its research and education in the field of forensic science, in partnership with the National Forensic Science Technology Center, NFSTC, offers a one-week hands-on, in-depth experience led by forensic scientists and crime scene investigation experts.

Learn the secrets of how CSIs uncover hidden evidence. Learn about investigation, detection and interpretation of fingerprints, bloodstain patterns, forensic anthropology, forensic entomology, DNA, report writing, ethics, court testimony and more. Faculty and staff include FIU and NFSTC experts with extensive combined experience in forensic science and whose members include former employees of the FBI, Miami-Dade Police Department Crime Laboratory, California Department of Justice DNA Laboratory and other agencies.

Activities

  • Crime scene investigation, chain of custody, evidence documentation and processing
  • Crime scene reconstruction
  • Fingerprint classification, latent print development, lifting and comparisons
  • Shoeprint pattern comparisons
  • Blood presumptive testing
  • Bloodstain pattern analysis
  • DNA electrophoresis and forensic DNA profiling
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Forensic DNA and international crime/human rights investigations
  • Courtroom procedures and testimony

 

Director

Steven B. Lee has close to 20 years of experience in forensic science, holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley and is a professor in the International Forensic Research Institute at FIU. Dr. Lee was formerly the Director of R&D at the California Department of Justice’s DNA Laboratory and is a full member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the California Association of Criminalists, and a fellow in the Criminalistics Division of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He also serves as a certified inspector for the Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, on the Department of Defense Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory Quality Assurance Board as a technical reviewer for NIJ research grants and reports, and has served on the FBI Technical Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods.

Register for Camp

Stay tuned for Summer 2020 registration.

All fees include educational/recreational activities, field trips, lunch/afternoon snack and a half-hour before/after care.

A nonrefundable initial payment of $100 per camper will be due at time of registration and may be paid by check or credit card*. This initial payment will apply toward camp registration. The parent or guardian completing the camper’s registration holds all financial responsibility for payments on or before due date.

Remaining balance payment options include credit card, money order, check or payroll deduction for FIU employees in benefit-eligible positions. If you would like to pay by check, you may drop off payment at the College of Arts, Sciences & Education Dean’s Office in CASE 450. Checks should be made payable to Florida International University CASE Summer Camp. Please include child’s name(s) on the check.