UQTR will train specialists in forensic science

News 13 July, 2017
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    Thursday, 13 July, 2017 17:23

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    THREE-RIVERS – On a scene of crime, specialists must analyze the traces left by a criminal in order to pin it. It is at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) that will be trained to students in forensic science.

    “We are going to train general practitioners of the track”, explained Thursday professor Emmanuel Milot at the UQTR.

    This program, a diploma of specialized studies in forensic science, is unique in Québec. It was created to respond to the new challenges facing the world of forensic science.

    “We are able to detect traces of more and more fine and invisible to the eye. Previously, it took a spot of blood to obtain a dna profile. Now, if we pass a cotton swab on a door handle, you can have the profile of one or more persons”, added the professor.

    When it comes to the analysis of traces, we do not speak only of the traces of blood, but also fingerprints, footprints and many other things that we do not even suspect.

    “It might be a shard of glass, ink, ballistics and even digital traces,” said Emmanuel Milot.

    Alexandra Doyon is a student in forensic science. She’s seriously thinking of enrolling this fall.

    “My interest grew up watching the series “CSI”, but I’ve always loved labs, genetics, DNA,” said Alexandra Doyon.

    The program is also open to people who have experience in police investigations, forensic identification, or forensic. Only 12 students per year are admitted.