We have exciting news!
Our own Crime Doctor, J.C. De Ladurantey, is planning a series of workshops for writers so we get those pesky police procedures right.
But he needs your help.
He’s conducting a survey to figure out what subject matters the Vollmer Institute should focus on. Please take a minute and rate the topics below from 1-5 (5 being the highest, or most interest.)
You can download a PDF of the questions here. Or, copy and paste the following into your email. Or, just email Joe your top five pics. (His email address is below.)
____ Introduction to the world of Forensics
____ Guns, handguns, long rifles and automatics, ballistics
____ What do writers get wrong?
____ Evidence Collection – what happens to it? Chain of Custody
____ Crime Scene Investigation Analysis
____ Fingerprinting, collection and analysis
____ Blood Spatter analysis
____ Trace Evidence
____ Strange death investigations, What happens at an autopsy?
____ Cold Cases and why they are so different
____ Maggots and the world of entomology
____ Crime scene sketching, facial sketching and composite drawings
____ Polygraph, deception and interrogation
____ Crime Scene Photography
____ Narcotics, Asset Seizure and money laundering
____ Human Trafficking
____ Use of Dogs, training
____ Criminal profiling, Serial killers, Mind Hunters
____ SWAT, when why and how
____ Constitutional Law
____ Less than lethal weaponry use
____ Police Procedures, Arrest Tactics, Control holds, shoot don’t shoot, shooting investigations, police pursuits, use of force
____ Difference between what local PD’s do, County Sheriff, State agencies and the Feds
____ How to become a CSI
Please email your results to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for participating. We will let you know the results of the survey and announce the first series of classes based upon your input. The Academy will be conducted on a Saturday for 4-6 hours in November 2018.
Joe De Ladurantey
The Vollmer institute is committed to Criminal Justice Professional Education. The Forensic Science Academy at the Vollmer Institute is planning a series of workshops for crime writers and those interested in how crime scene investigations are really done. The workshops are specifically designed for writers, authors and those with aspirations to creatively approach the genre of crime, police procedurals, mysteries, fiction or non-fiction and other mysterious writings from the pen or keyboard.