3 Arizona Forensic Services Advisory Committee Arizona Attorney GeneralRecommended from DNA CommitteeChair – Judge Ron Reinstein
4 AZ FAC Composition ALL Arizona crime lab directors Law Enforcement – Dept. of Public Safety, Sheriff and PoliceProsecutionJustice ProjectMedical ExaminerStaffed by Attorney General and Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
5 AZ FAC Education Committee Chair – Attorney General ProsecutorPhoenix PD Crime LabAZ Dept. of Public SafetyACJC
6 Academy Board Members of Education Committee Medical Examiner AZ Attorney General’s OfficeDept. of Public Safety Crime LaboratoryPhoenix Police Crime LaboratoryMedical ExaminerDirector of Arizona Prosecutor’s AssociationDefense Bar Training Coordinator
7 Planning Effort Did we have all the right people? Who would be our class?How large?Where to hold?What cost?Who would be the faculty?What agency would administer?How would communication occur?Textbook?
8 Planning Effort Cont. Took 6 months Timeline Board Meetings once a monthcommunicationTimeline3 months out: Announcement2 months out: Notifications Made to Attendees1 month out: Tuition Payments Due
9 Important Considerations Continuing Education Credits for attendeesEqual Opportunity for both prosecution and defenseInvolvement of the JudgesInteractive CurriculumLength of Academy & Schedule
10 Materials Reference Materials Binder Text Predicate Questions Executive Summary of NAS ReportResearch on Forensic Science on the Internet (Cynthia Holt)Joe Bono’s Article: Forensic Science Needs a Lot Less Finger-Pointing and a Lot More SolutionsGlossary of TermsBinderPresenter Hand-outsTopic ArticlesTextSafferstein: Introduction to Criminalistics, 10th Ed.
11 Curriculum Scientific Foundation Forensic Disciplines Interactive Team PresentationsTours and Hands-on Practical Exercises
12 Curriculum Cont. Scientific Foundation NAS Report and Panel Discussion Scientific MethodDaubert in Arizona
14 Curriculum Cont. Team Presentations Moot Courts on Forensic DisciplinesProsecution & Defense TeamsFact Pattern: Scenario, Evidence, ResultsJudgesDebrief
15 Curriculum Cont. Tours and Hands-on Practical Exercises Phoenix Police Crime LaboratoryMaricopa County Medical ExaminerAZ Dept. Of Public Safety Crime Laboratory*AZ Computer Forensic Laboratory*National Clearing House for Science, Technology, and the LawBook Fair*Virtual Tours
16 Where are we now? Just finished Week 6 Successes: NAS, Scientific Method, CSR, Forensic Biology/DNA, Team Presentation, PPD TourSuccesses:Presenters, Participation, TourOpportunities for Improvement:Team Presentation
17 Looking to the Future… Evaluations Reporting back to AZ FAC Next AcademyExpanding across the State
18 Jody Wolf firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!!!Jody WolfMarna McLendon