Training Philosophy

Because the forensic sciences are advancing so rapidly, it is essential that crime scene investigators be more than technicians who collect and process evidence using one technique or another. It’s important that they are equipped to be investigative professionals who understand, and can apply, the scope of scientific principles that govern evidence collection and preservation.

The AAAF philosophy on training is that it should encompass both conceptual and practical approaches to learning. Our instructors are committed to using a combination of academic and technical expertise along with practical exercises that include hands-on opportunities to practice critical skills.

Using the latest technologies, our classes are comprehensive, responsive to the ever-changing nature of the discipline, and applicable to the crime scene investigator’s day-to-day responsibilities.

With that training philosophy as a foundation, the American Academy of Applied Forensics offers two paths in the field of crime scene investigation: general forensics and digital evidence.