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Internship Experience at the Lynchburg Police Department

Student Author Information

Hannah Moore, University of LynchburgFollow

Location

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

8-4-2020 1:15 PM

Department

Biology

Abstract

For my internship at the Lynchburg Police Department, I primarily worked in the Forensics Department, or the Crime Scene Unit. I gained knowledge in the important processes of collecting and storing evidence; in the field and in a laboratory setting. I developed experience in tool mark examinations, latent print developing, crime scene photography, analyzing evidence using chemicals, and even computer forensics. Most notably, I had the opportunity to perform latent print development using a cyanoacrylate fuming chamber and fluorescent liquid dyes. Throughout my internship, I was able to make several connections between my major, biology, and criminal investigations. Overall, this opportunity provided me with an exceptional amount of insight into the career of a Forensic Officer.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jennifer Styrsky

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Apr 8th, 12:00 PM Apr 8th, 1:15 PM

Internship Experience at the Lynchburg Police Department

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

For my internship at the Lynchburg Police Department, I primarily worked in the Forensics Department, or the Crime Scene Unit. I gained knowledge in the important processes of collecting and storing evidence; in the field and in a laboratory setting. I developed experience in tool mark examinations, latent print developing, crime scene photography, analyzing evidence using chemicals, and even computer forensics. Most notably, I had the opportunity to perform latent print development using a cyanoacrylate fuming chamber and fluorescent liquid dyes. Throughout my internship, I was able to make several connections between my major, biology, and criminal investigations. Overall, this opportunity provided me with an exceptional amount of insight into the career of a Forensic Officer.