Department of Behavioral Sciences
University of TN at Martin
Chair: Cindy West firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Justice –National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program
The University of Tennessee at Martin has partnered with the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC), an agency of the UT Institute for Public Service, to offer the National Forensic Academy (NFA) Collegiate Program which will provide criminal justice students with an opportunity to earn 9 hours of undergraduate credit. The course is a three week, in-residence program at LEIC’s facility in Oak Ridge, TN. Students are instructed by nationally recognized subject matter experts on topics that include crime scene management, shooting incident reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, and forensic anthropology. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in criminal justice by increasing their knowledge of forensic science and providing hands-on experience through practical exercises and crime scene simulations. Participants also complete an online virtual simulation component, and written and in-class competency exams to demonstrate mastery of the subject areas.
The NFA Collegiate Program is endorsed by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. TACP member agencies have agreed to give graduates of this program additional positive consideration in the hiring process.
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