The UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center completed the fourth session of its National Forensic Academy Collegiate Training program with a graduation ceremony. For three weeks, criminal justice majors from across the country participated in the program, which adopted is curriculum from the 10-week professional NFA.
Dr. William Bass welcomed the participants during their first week in class. The students sat through classroom lectures on the latest techniques in crime scene investigations; and received hands-on experience in the lab with digital photography, latent print processing and bloodstain analysis. They also visited the regional forensic center.
Brian Cochran, a detective with the Boone County (Ky.) Sheriff’s Department and a regular instructor with the NFA, said he enjoys teaching at this session because the collegiate participants are eager to learn and have no bad habits to break in the lab.
KayLee Cook University of TN - Martin
Dana Council University of TN - Chattanooga
Alan Friend University of TN - Martin
Lydia Gregory Tennessee Technological University
Jessica Hargrove University of TN - Martin
Caroline High University of TN - Knoxville
Joe Hudgins University of TN - Martin
Jason Klutts University of TN - Martin
Bill Lally Eureka College (IL)
Danielle Mansfield University of TN - Martin
Christian McAlister University of TN - Martin
Kristi McKay University of Western Sydney (Australia)
Dustin Menzies University of TN - Martin
Amber Morris Tennessee Technological University
Ashley Neumair University of TN - Martin
Amillia Payne Campbell University (KY)
Courtney Ross Dyersburg State Community College
Damean Sawyer University of TN - Chattanooga
(NFA 1) Instructor Tim Schade checks fingerprints during the latent print processing session.
(NFA 2) Instructor Brian Cochran explains one of the ways to process fingerprints.