Forensic conference slated at UT Martin
Posted: Friday, March 19, 2010 11:07 am
The Messenger 03.19.10
Criminal justice professionals and others interested in forensic anthropology will have the opportunity to attend a conference March 26 at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The course, set for 8 a.m.-5 p.m., is approved for eight hours of in-service training credit by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.
Early registration deadline is Monday. The cost is $50 and includes lunch.
Instructors will be Dr. Lee Meadows Jantz and Dr. Joanne Devin from UT Knoxville.
Topics will include osteology (the scientific study of bones), forensic anthropology and biological profile, time since death estimation and decomposition and forensic archaeology. Case studies will be reviewed.
Ms. Jantz, UT Forensic Anthropology Center coordinator, is responsible for the body donation program and curator of the William M. Bass Donated and Forensic skeletal collections. Ms. Devlin is a UT anthropology lecturer and a Knox County firefighter and arson investigator.
For more information or to register for the conference, contact the Department of Behavioral Sciences at (731) 881-7520.
Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society) and the UT Martin Criminal Justice Program are sponsors of the program.