Institute Centers

The Henry C Lee Institute of Forensic Science houses six centers of excellence. Each of these centers provides the opportunity to examine in detail the principles and procedures of forensic science through the study of various disciplines and technologies. Practitioners and students are brought together to examine evidence, to determine the procedures best suited for that evidence and to use state-of-the-art technology in their investigation.

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More than 25 cases have been solved, either directly or indirectly, as a result of case reviews and training at the cold case center. All officers who attended the training found the processes and methods discussed in the class to be most helpful to their investigations by providing new insight into the recognition and analysis of evidence.
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inst_thumb2 National Crime Scene Training & Technology Center
Federal grants establishing a regional Forensic Technology Assistance Team (2010) and the Evidence Response Training Center (2009) provide access to advanced technology and training that can be used by local, state, and regional law enforcement personnel.
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inst_thumb3 The Forensic Science Learning Center
Within the Learning Center there are several touch screen kiosks that allow the visitor to study various famous cases, to learn more about a particular area of forensic science and to use hands-on activity stations.
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inst_thumb5 Forensic Crisis Management and Investigation Center
The Forensic Crisis Management and Investigation Center– the “Command Center”– provides the tools to handle any major incident requiring immediate forensic expertise such as advanced technology, mobilization of experts, crime scene investigation, identification of victims and other forensic-related activities.
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The state-of-the-art equipment in the Advanced Technology Center includes 3D laser scanning, instruments for the analysis of documents and other materials with alternate light combinations, ground penetrating radar, and other computerized crime scene equipment.
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Areas of research include crime scene investigation, human biometric identification, DNA and other biological evidence, trace evidence, drugs and narcotics, teleforensic communications and cybercrime detection.Learn More

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Upcoming Events

26th Annual Arnold Markle Symposium

This year’s speakers will include noted international and national fire and arson investigators, who have researched and published on the topic, and law enforcement, fire, and industry experts in fire and arson investigation. Dr. Henry C. Lee, founder of the Institute and more!

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Our Ties to the University of New Haven

Dr. Lee has been a member of the faculty at the University of New Haven since 1975 and helped establish one of the foremost academic forensic programs in the world. The University and its students are world-renowned in this field. You can visit www.newhaven.edu to find out more about undergraduate and graduate study in UNH’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the UNH campus. While we work hand-in-hand toward a common goal, it is important to note the Lee Institute is a separate entity that works closely with UNH.

Through training, consultation, research and a unique public learning center, the Institute’s goal is to make the criminal justice system more effective. Toward that goal, we provide unique and effective training programs and cutting edge resources to professionals in the law enforcement fields.

More About Dr. Lee

Dr. Henry C. Lee is the founding father of the Institute. The legendary investigator is known for finding the tiniest clues. He has even solved a murder without a body. Find out more about the world-famous investigator on https://www.facebook.com/DrHenryLee.