UCR Extension Offers Free Lectures in CSI Topics

“Evenings with the Experts” series highlights various contributors to the investigative process

RIVERSIDE, California (www.ucr.edu) — Each summer, investigators and other public safety specialists join forces with UCR Extension’s science, law, and humanities department to share their expertise and experience in various topics within the CSI (crime scene investigation) field, and it’s free to the public.

UCR Extension’s “Evenings with the Experts” series focuses on various CSI topics of interest.

This summer’s “Evenings with the Experts” lineup features a lecture in interpreting blood spatter patterns at a crime scene, a live demonstration of a search-and-rescue dog in action, a glimpse into wildlife forensics, and a discussion on how lasers can be used to reconstruct an accident or assist in an investigation. All lectures are interactive, and attendees are encouraged to mingle with and ask questions of the experts.

The lectures are presented at the UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside, on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 28 through July 19.

Registration for each lecture is required as space is limited. Register online.

Topics and speakers are:

  • June 28: Angles, Drips and Patterns: Blood Spatter at a Crime Scene
    Randy Beasley, blood spatter specialist, retired forensic specialist, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
  • July 5: Canine Partners and Heroes
    Karen Hurewitz, search dogs resources, Riverside County
  • July 12: Wildlife Forensics
    Wildlife Forensics Laboratory, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento
  • July 19: Laser Technology for High-level Accuracy
    Joe Cronn, West Coast regional manager, Laser Technology Inc.

Media Contact


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E-mail: john.warren@ucr.edu

Additional Contacts

Stacy Sweeney
Tel: (951) 827-1616
E-mail: ssweeney@ucx.ucr.edu

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