School of Criminal Justice to host National Forensic Science Week speakers

National Forensic Science Week is Sept 17-23, and the School of Criminal Justice along with the student Forensic Science Society will host two guest speakers to help commemorate the week.

John Ham from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Crime Gun Intelligence Center of Excellence will lead a conversation at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in 337 Law Enforcement Training Center on forensic science careers within AFT and the cutting edge science ATF is using in its criminal investigations, including the NIBIN program, which is currently functioning on WSU’s campus.

And at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, ATF Special Agent and Certified Fire Investigator Aaron Chaffee will provide an overview of ATF’s Fire and Explosive investigative program to include how forensic resources of the ATF Laboratories, Fire Research Laboratory and National Center for Explosives and Training Research are used to assist investigators. The presentation will be in 337 Law Enforcement Training Center.