In 1945, the Department began to offer these educational seminars. The advanced session for medical examiners, coroners, and pathologists was conducted in association with Boston University and Tufts College.
The fall 1945 seminar in homicide investigation for police officers was the first to incorporate examination of the Nutshell Models as part of the curriculum.
In 1946, students who had taken the police homicide course organized themselves into the Harvard Associates in Police Science and made Mrs. Lee the group’s first president. HAPS is an active organization, based in Baltimore, and continues to sponsor the annual Frances Glessner Lee Seminar in Homicide Investigation.