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September 03, 2008

SPCA staffers pick up tips from CSI Miami

Two forensics experts have learnt skills from the CSI Miami team to help them fight animal cruelty across the country.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) senior inspectors Jim Boyd and Stephanie Saunders attended a course in Orlando, Florida, to learn the forensic techniques needed to track down animal-cruelty offenders.

The course included a visit from the Miami CSI, which passed on some of its knowledge.

"The course itself was three days. I was absolutely astounded by what we were able to learn in that time," Saunders, of Dunedin, said.

During the course they were taught about areas of forensics such as bite-mark and blood-spatter analysis, DNA profiling and how to interpret gunshot and other wounds. MORE>>


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