Seniors captivated by Crime Scene Investigation workshop

Seniors at the Life After Fifty West Windsor community centre enjoyed a workshop on forensic sciences.Seniors at the Life After Fifty West Windsor community centre enjoyed a workshop on forensic sciences.

A June 22 workshop on forensic sciences captured the attention and the imaginations of attendees at Life After Fifty West Windsor, a centre that offers programming for community members over 50 years old.

Professor Pardeep Jasra presented on different types of fraud detection techniques, crime scene management and expertise in avoiding contamination of forensic evidence.

The hands-on workshops, led by student volunteers Alex Kajtar, Haley Maure, and Sarah Copp, included detection of bank cheques rewritten using disappearing inks, lifting fingerprints from various substrates, detection of alterations and other questioned documents.

Shashi Jasra, chair of the forensic sciences program, said the senior group participated enthusiastically and showed great interest in joining UWindsor’s online introductory forensic courses.

“The participants were really inquisitive and asked many relevant questions,” she said. “A few of them said they would be more than happy to be a part of future research projects happening in forensics, so it was a successful event all around.”

Dr. Jasra says the seniors will visit the campus in the near future, to get more in-depth knowledge about the fascinating field of forensics.

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