Insights in Criminal Investigation and the Secret World of Street Gangs with Nick Guskos

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Visionary Professor Donald Johnson, in association with LAVA and Esotouric, invites you to participate in a special four-hour event at LA’s regional crime laboratory, on the campus of Cal State LA. Space is very limited and pre-reservation required for this unprecedented opportunity to tour the crime lab, learn from working forensic investigators and educators, and discover the real art and science of crime scene investigation.

Join us for our latest crime lab seminar with LASD Team Leader and educator Nick Guskos, co-author of the 2013 text book Criminal Investigation: An Illustrated Case Study Approach. Nick’s first talk with be an overview of theories of forensic investigation.  The tools used to analyze equivocal death scenes will be illustrated through several of Nick’s crime investigations. The hands-on workshops, led by Professor Johnson and his graduate students, will focus on blood spatter evidence and entry wounds. For his second talk, Nick will draw on his significant personal experience while delving into the complexities of gang-related crime investigations, including the unique social and scientific tools that law enforcement officers use to solve these cases.

By the afternoon’s conclusion, attendees will have a deeper understanding of the real work that’s done in the field by forensic investigators, and the tools and techniques used to interpret crime scenes for the benefit of investigating officers and juries.