Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory

49 Fogarty Hall, 41 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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The Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory has been diligent in providing  training opportunities to the Forensic Science, Law Enforcement and Public Safety Communities. The training includes: crime scene processing, blood spatter interpretation, trace evidence collection, latent print processing,  firearms examination and crime scene reconstruction.  It is important to the criminal justice community that opportunities for professional development in these areas are continuously being offered by the Rhode Island State Crime Lab.


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Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences 101 – Criminal Investigation:
Scientific Evidence I – 4 credits

Theory and practice of crime scene investigation employing the modern techniques of crime scene preservation, crime scene search and the collection, preservation and transmission of physical evidence. Emphasis on photography, the development, lifting and classification of latent fingerprints and report writing.

Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences 102 – Criminal Investigation:
Scientific Evidence II – 4 credits

Specialized techniques of crime scene investigation including firearms, arson, sexual assault and homicide. Examination of physical evidence such as firearms, bloodstains, glass and other trace evidence. Use of digital photography, computer software, alternate light sources, fluorescent powders and other chemical fingerprint techniques. Fingerprint comparisons. Court presentation.



The Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory provided an online webinar regarding the collection and analysis of Primer Gunshot Residue (P-GSR) using the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) on March 3, 2022. The webinar was instructed by Amy Duhaime (P-GSR analyst). Please click here to watch a recording of the P-GSR webinar. If you have any follow-up questions that you would like answered regarding the RISCL analysis of P-GSR please call 401-874-4114 or email asduhaime@uri.edu.


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