Criminal Justice Forensics

The Forensics degree plan provides the students with more avenues to success in the changing law enforcement environment. Not all students seek a position as a peace officer upon graduation. Some are interested in the gathering and processing of evidence through scientific analysis in a criminal investigation. This degree provides the student with that avenue for success. This degree field will also assist various agencies in improving their capabilities to collection and preservation of evidence at various types of crime scenes. Most law enforcement agencies now include civilian crime scene technicians to process the ever- growing number of crime scenes - allowing more officers to be available for other calls for service. 

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Criminal Justice Forensics Courses 

Course of Study for Associate in Science Degree –Criminal Justice Forensics

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Faculty / Course Info (HB2504)

Troy N. Thomas
Department Chair & Associate Professor II of Criminal Justice
Office: Electronics Technology (ET) 110
Phone: 432.335.6505
E-mail: tthomas@odessa.edu

Shawndee Kennedy
Associate Professor II - Criminal Justice
Office: Electronics Technology (ET) 154
Phone: 432.335.6455
E-mail: skennedy@odessa.edu

 

John W. Newton
Associate Professor II - Criminal Justice
Office: Electronics Technology (ET) 108
Phone: 432.335.6332
E-mail: jnewton@odessa.edu

Billy Spruill
Associate Professor II - Criminal Justice
Office: Electronics Technology (ET) 106
Phone: 432.335.6316
E-mail: bspruill@odessa.edu

William Bess
Associate Professor II - Criminal Justice
Office: Electronics Technology (ET) 105
Phone: 432.335.6854
E-mail: wbess@odessa.edu