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Jim Huggins, M.F.S.

Sgt. Jim Huggins
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Lecturer of Forensic Science

Sgt. Jim Huggins


Lecturer of Forensic Science

M.F.S., Forensic Science Administration, Oklahoma State University, 2008
B.S., Biology, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1981

Major Area of Research
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Shooting Incident Reconstruction, and Crime Scene Reconstruction and Identifying the remains of Undocumented Border Crossers

Current Courses
  • FORS 1390 Survey of Forensic Science
  • FORS 2357 Crime Scene Investigation
  • FORS 3310 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • FORS 3320 Trace Evidence
  • FORS 3330 Impression Evidence
  • FORS 3340 Expert Witness Testimony
  • FORS 3350 White Collar Crime
  • FORS 3360 Forensic Firearms Examination

I retired from the Texas Rangers and the Department of Public Safety after serving for 29 years. During my tenure I also held positions as Highway Patrol Trooper and Criminal Investigative Sergeant. I have been accepted in state court as an expert witness in bloodstain pattern analysis, death investigation, and shooting incident reconstruction. I have obtained certifications as Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor, Forensic Polygraph Examiner, Forensic Hypnotist, Special Investigator, and Hostage Negotiator. I serve as Deputy Director of the International Consortium for Forensic Identification and am the Founder of Lone Star Forensic Associates, Inc. I have presented training workshops and lectures on sexual assault and family violence, serial death investigation, interview and interrogation, forensic hypnosis, shooting incident reconstruction, DNA and biological evidence collection, and bloodstain pattern analysis. In addition to Baylor University, I have taught courses at Sam Houston State University, East Texas Baptist University, the University of Northern Colorado, and Missouri Western State University, as well as conducted courses and seminars in conjunction with the Southern Institute for Forensic Science.

Named one of Top 15 CSI Professors, 2014

Selected Publications