All-inclusive DNA analysis training keeps experts on the case—and future leaders in the pipeline
“The pain point was you’re taking a new person coming in and having to match them with a trained analyst. And that analyst now is not doing casework,” says Kevin Lothridge, the Executive Director of [email protected] and the Director of FIU’s Global Forensic and Justice Center. “So, you’ve not only got a new trainee that’s not doing any casework—you have an experienced analyst now that has to go off cases.”
“You start with biological screenings and work your way through doing mock cases,” says Lothridge. “So, you have to learn all the principles, build upon the principles, learn all the equipment, and actually work on a mock case.” Their modular training can be purchased in full or as stand-alone coursework for DNA Analysis and other topics.