Training Events – 2007

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, January 8-12, 2007 – The Forensic Science Institute along with the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation co-hosted this basic bloodstain pattern analysis workshop instructed by Oklahoma’s own Tom Bevel.

Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, March 13-14, 2007 – The Forensic Science Institute and the Oklahoma City Division of the FBI co-hosted this lecture by a leading expert in Blood Stain Pattern Analysis.  Mr. Tony Onorato of the DNA Analysis Unit in the FBI Laboratory presented a workshop with numerous case examples in the use of blood spatter and bloodstain pattern analysis.  This forensic tool has been instrumental in numerous violent crimes around the country.  Mr. Onorato leads a nation-wide effort in the establishment of standards in this discipline.

Forensic Science for Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys, April 6, 2007 – The Forensic Science Institute provided a seminar on basic and advanced topics in forensic science of interest to prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Preparing for ISO Accreditation, April 11, 2007 – The Forensic Science Institute and DNA Solutions, Inc. held a seminar by the FBI’s leading expert on quality assurance and ISO accreditation, Mr. Robert Stacey, Chief of the Quality Assurance and Training Unit in the FBI Laboratory.   Mr. Stacey is also the current Chairman of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board.  The seminar addressed supervisors and managers of crime laboratories as they prepare for ISO accreditation.  The seminar was co-hosted by one of the leading private DNA companies in the Oklahoma City area.  DNA Solutions, Inc. offers human, plant, and animal DNA testing and they have a strong commitment to pursue innovation through research and development.

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, July 31, 2007 – The Forensic Science Institute hosted a leading expert in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Recognition.  Lt. Craig Gravel of the Oklahoma City Police Department and an Adjunct Instructor at UCO presented a workshop with numerous case examples in the use of blood spatter and bloodstain pattern recognition.  Lieutenant Gravel is a 21-year veteran with the Oklahoma City Police Department currently assigned to the Crime Scene Unit.  He has worked as a Detective in the Larceny, Missing Persons, Robbery and Homicide Units.  He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1989 and has been in the Crime Scene Unit for the past 7 years.  Lieutenant Gravel has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Masters of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.  He has advanced training in the area of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Crime Scene Reconstruction. He is a Charter member of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction and a member of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.

Forensic Aspects of Nuclear Terrorism – The Forensic Science Institute offered this International training course in Pakistan, Brazil, China, India, Singapore, and South Africa during 2007.

FBI Evidence Response Team Training, September 17-28, 2007 – The Forensic Science Institute and the Evidence Response Team Unit of the FBI Laboratory co-hosted this training event.  The curriculum included basic crime scene processing, crime scene photography, sketching, latent fingerprint processing, body recovery and trace evidence preservation, post-blast crime scenes and numerous other topics.

Forensic Anthropology, November 13, 2007 – The Forensic Science Institute hosted one of the leading experts in Forensic Anthropology.  Dr. Michelle D. Hamilton, presented a lecture specifically designed for law enforcement and forensic science personnel as well as students and faculty.  Dr. Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from California State University and a Master’s and Ph.D. degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of Tennessee.  She is currently on the faculty at Texas State University. Since 2000, Dr. Hamilton has been an instructor at the FBI’s Human Remains Recovery School at the University of Tennessee.  Her lecture at UCO provided a general overview of forensic anthropology, and the services an anthropologist can provide to the law enforcement community.  Dr. Hamilton’s lecture also included sections on biological profiling (age/ancestry/sex/height), identification methods, antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem trauma to skeletal remains, animal scavenging and selected case studies.