UT Martin criminal justice students will have a first-ever opportunity to participate this summer in a three-week UT National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program. The summer 2012 program will include time studying at the UT Anthropological Research Facility in Knoxville, also known as the Body Farm.
The National Forensic Academy and the UT Martin Criminal Justice Program are partnering to offer the in-residence program, the first of its kind in the nation to offer crime scene investigation training to undergraduate students.
Dr. Bill Bass, UT forensic anthropologist, who developed the Body Farm in 1978, made the UT Anthropological Research Facility famous. The facility has inspired several popular crime novels and has been featured in TV documentaries.
Participants completing the course will receive nine hours of undergraduate credit. UT Martin students have enrollment priority, but if slots remain open, students at Tennessee Board of Regents institutions and law enforcement professionals who want to further their college education can participate by enrolling through UT Martin. The cost to enroll in the intensive program is $4,600, which includes tuition, curriculum, housing, training materials and equipment usage. Dr. Brian Donavant, UT Martin assistant professor of criminal justice and the instructor of record, sees the course as an investment for criminal justice students.
For more information about the National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program or other UT Martin criminal justice programs, contact Donavant at firstname.lastname@example.org.