Author: Ariel West

About Capstone Reflections

The purpose of the Capstone reflection is to identify the  “SO WHAT?” So what did you learn during the Capstone? Whom does it affect? How might it be useful? How did your experience connect to your academic work? How did you grow intellectually and/or personally? Since the Capstone was a highly individual experience, the students reflections will also be unique; addressing those specific expectations, problems, skills learned and transformational experiences.

Training Events – 2018

Moot Court Training, DNA Solutions, March 16

FS Workshop for Nation Conference on Undergrad Research, April 4-7

Seminar on Discovery and Evidence for DEA and ATF with WDOK, May 9

Workshop on LC/MS for OSBI, Tulsa PD and OKC PD, May 14

Training Events – 2017

Law enforcement training, Edmond Police, February 16-17

Protecting Houses of Worship, US Attorney’s Office, Western Dist, May 10

Cellebrite training for Law Enforcement, May 12

Training Events – 2015

Implementing and Evaluating 3D Technology in a 2D World, Orlando, February 16

Dr. Jane Homeyer, Deputy Associate Director, National Intelligence, “Ethics, Doing the Little Things Right”, April 3

Behavorial Aspects of Child Abductions, Missouri, April 14

Training Events – 2012

Research in Forensic Laboratories, OSBI Consortium, January 20, 2012

Toolmark Identification, Feb 7-8, 2012

International Workshop: Radiological Crime Scenes (IAEA) Canberra, Mar 19-23

Training Events – 2011

2/24 Mike Wieners, FBI Laboratory – Fingerprint misidentification in the Madrid Train Bombing

3/10 Erin Henry, OSBI Forensic Science Services – Quality Assurance in Crime Laboratories

Dr. Ken Goddard, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory, Ashland, Oregon
3/21 7:00 – 8:40pm “Wildlife Forensics” FSI Room 106
3/22 2:30 – 3:45pm “Underwater Forensics” FSI Room 106

4/7 Cindy Cunningham, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics – Testifying in Court as an Expert Witness

4/21 Dr. Max Houck, West Virginia University – “What is ‘Forensic’? What is ‘Science’?”

Familial DNA Searching to Solve Unsolved Crimes
Rock Harmon, former Alameda County DA, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, September 27

Training Events – 2009

Advanced Homicide and Crime Scene Training for Law Enforcement Officers working Indian Country matters, February 2-5, 2009.  Participants for this seminar were limited to FBI and BIA/Tribal Law Enforcement Officers currently working Indian Country matters.  Topics covered included Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Pathology, Forensic Entomology, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Arson, and Case Presentations.  This seminar was co-hosted by the FBI’s Indian Country Unit.

Latent Print Comparisons:  Putting ACE-V Into Words, November 17 and 18, 2009 – This training workshop for latent print examiners and others in law enforcement covered all aspects of the Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation and Verification (ACE-V) methodology, including distortion and the mental process that occurs when analyzing latent prints. The workshop will focus on how to describe the ACE-V process to jury members, attorneys, and other professionals. Blind verification and its impacts on the latent print community will also be covered.  The workshop, sponsored by the Forensic Science Institute, will be taught by two latent print examiners currently with the FBI Laboratory.