Christine Ramirez

Bio pic cr2 2014 2 in imageEDUCATION:

B.S., Criminal Justice – Summa Cum Laude graduate 1994
Minor: Psychology

Honor Societies:

– Golden Key National Honor Society
– Alpha Chi Honor Scholarship Society
– Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Texas Engineering Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX 2008 – Present
Coordinator, Texas Forensic Science Academy

-Designed the forensic training program currently known as the Texas Forensic Science Academy
-Manage daily operations of Texas Forensic Science Academy
-Develop, design, market and implement forensic science training courses
-Interact with local, state, national, and international law enforcement agencies and forensics organizations
-Write forensics course training manuals
-Instruct forensics training courses
-Manage 16 adjunct staff members

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Conroe, TX 1994 – 2008
Patrol Deputy/Crime Scene Investigator/Commander of Crisis Negotiation Team

– 4 years, Patrol Deputy

– Conducted first line investigations
– Conducted general fingerprint processing

– 9 years, Crime Laboratory

– Investigated scenes of major crimes
– Documented crime scenes and physical evidence via forensic photography
– Processed physical evidence for latent prints with powders and chemicals and alternate light source
– Conducted crime scene reconstructions and shooting incident reconstructions
– Conducted bloodstain pattern analysis
– Produced detailed reports articulating my scene investigations, analysis, and findings
– Testified in County and District Courts as a court-qualified expert in latent print examination and bloodstain pattern analysis

– 11 years, Crisis Negotiator, Special Operations Group, Crisis Negotiation Team [1997 – 2008]

– 3 years, Commander of Crisis Negotiation Team [2005 – 2008]

– Managed 13 person team
– Designed and delivered training
– Wrote Post-Incident Operational Debriefing reports
– Created yearly budgets

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

– Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education – Police Instructor
– International Association of Hostage Negotiators – Certified Crisis Negotiator
– Court-qualified expert: Latent Print Examination
– Court-qualified expert: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

TRAINING
1400+ hours forensic training in the following areas:

– Crime Scene Investigation
– Latent Print Processing, Development, and Enhancement
– Latent Fingerprint and Palm Print Examination
– Forensic Photography
– Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
– Crime Scene Reconstruction
– Shooting Incident Reconstruction

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Assistant Lecturer, Texas A&M University 2011
Instructed FIVS 489 Crime Scene Investigation

Instructor/Subject Matter Expert, Texas Engineering Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX 2007 – Present
Developed curriculum, wrote course manuals, and instruct: Crime Scene Investigation, Latent Print Processing, Forensic Technician, Processing Evidence of Violent Crime, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Adjunct Instructor, Clint People’s Law Enforcement Academy, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Conroe, TX 2000 – 2008
Instructed Crime Scene Investigation and conducted Crisis Negotiation training

PUBLICATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

– Duncan, Christopher D. (2010). Advanced Crime Scene Photography. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press [Contributed photography]

– Vaughn, M.S., Huang, F.F.Y., & Ramirez, C.R. (1994). “Drug abuse and anti-drug policy in Japan: Past history and future directions.” British Journal of Criminology
35(4) (1995): 491-524.

– Ramirez, C.R., & Vaughn, M.S. (1994). “Public opinion and the police.” In W.G. Bailey (Ed.), The encyclopedia of police science
New York: Garland. (2nd ed.).

– Vaughn, M.S., & Ramirez, C.R. (1992). “Police civil liability for use of stun and taser guns.” Police liability review, 4 (Winter).

– “Stepping Out of the Box,” Texas Division – International Association for Identification conference, Austin, TX 2000

PRESENTATIONS

– “An Overview of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Case Review,” Sugarland Police Department, Sugarland, TX 2001
– “Case Review with an Emphasis on Forensic Terminology,” Texas Court Reporter’s Association, Conroe, TX 2002
– “Utilizing Power Point in Courtroom Testimony,” Texas Division – International Association for Identification, Abilene, TX 2002
– “Crime Scene Investigation: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom,” Kingwood College, Kingwood, TX 2005

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

–  Texas Division – International Association for Identification
–  International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts
– International Crime Scene Investigator’s Association
– Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction

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