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Maria Torre, lecturer of forensic science, talks about the Crime Scene Academy Camp to introduce high school students to the field of forensic science and criminal justice.
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M.S. Forensic Science, concentration in Advanced Investigations
B.S. Forensic Science
Maria Torre uses her educational, training, and professional background in forensic science to teach a variety of courses at the university. She has experience working both in the field and in a traditional laboratory setting.
Most recently, Maria worked in the Forensic Unit in the Waterbury Police Department in Waterbury, CT as a Crime Scene Technician. She was responsible for the examination of a range of scenes, including death investigations, sexual assaults, firearms related incidents, burglaries, and many more. Maria also participated in several cold case investigations by assisting with evidence collection, re-examination and documentation of previous scene locations, and reconstruction.
Prior to that, Maria worked as a Forensic Scientist in the Yonkers Police Department Forensic Science Laboratory in Yonkers, NY. There, she focused on the analysis of controlled substances, and processing evidence collected for fingerprint development using physical and chemical development methods.
Maria has received extensive training both internally with her respective departments and with various private, state and federal agencies. Training courses covered topics including crime scene processing and photography, fingerprint development and comparison, fracture match, infrared spectroscopy, courtroom testimony and others. She has testified in court for her work in controlled substance analysis and crime scene examination.
Maria is a member of the American Criminal Justice Association, the Northeast Association of Forensic Scientists, and the CT Chapter of the International Association for Identification, where she serves as Secretary of the organization.