Amie Houghton

Faculty Member

Amie Houghton

Biography

Amie is an expert within the forensic investigation field. She has an extensive background in crime scene investigation, analysis and reconstruction, which she obtained from over a decade of working in federal law enforcement. Amie serves as the director of the Forensic Investigation emphasis and Crime Scene House. She teaches Introduction to Forensic Science, Crime Scene Investigation Techniques, Forensic Photography, Forensic Pathology and Medicolegal Death Investigations.

Prior to her appointment at UVU, Amie was a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. During her 11 years of experience with NCIS, she conducted felony level criminal investigations for the Department of the Navy within the US and overseas, including Afghanistan. She worked homicide, suicide, natural death cases; property crime; adult and child sexual assault. She worked counterterrorism/force protection issues by supporting US Naval ships visiting foreign ports within the Middle East, in addition to counterintelligence operations in Afghanistan. In 2013, she joined a specialized unit within NCIS, Office of Forensic Support, where she served as forensic consultant for Marine West, Camp Pendleton, CA. In this capacity she supported all Marine Corps bases in the western US. She provided consultation on major or complex crime scene investigations/analysis. She also provided training to NCIS personnel and local law enforcement focused on skills associated with CSI. In 2015, she was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent for the Pacific Region in the Office of Forensic Support. She supervised Forensic Consultants who provided support in the western US and Far East regions for the DoN.

Education

MS, George Washington University, 2004

Major: Forensic Science

BS, Arizona State University, 2001

Major: Biology

Teaching

FSCI 3820

Crime Scene Investigation Techniques I WE, Fall 2021

FSCI 3830

Crime Scene Investigation Techniques II WE, Fall 2021

FSCI 491R

Directed Reading and Special Projects, Fall 2021

FSCI 491R

Directed Reading and Special Projects, Fall 2021

FSCI 4100

Forensic Pathology, Fall 2021

FSCI 3300

Forensic Photography, Fall 2021

FSCI 481R

Forensic Science Internship, Fall 2021

FSCI 481R

Forensic Science Internship, Fall 2021

FSCI 481R

Forensic Science Internship, Fall 2021

FSCI 481R

Forensic Science Internship, Fall 2021

FSCI 481R

Forensic Science Internship, Summer 2021

FSCI 481R

Forensic Science Internship, Summer 2021

FSCI 3820

Crime Scene Investigation Techniques I WE, Spring 2021

FSCI 3830

Crime Scene Investigation Techniques II WE, Spring 2021

FSCI 491R

Directed Reading and Special Projects, Spring 2021

FSCI 3300

Forensic Photography, Spring 2021

FSCI 481R

Forensic Science Internship, Spring 2021

FSCI 481R

Forensic Science Internship, Spring 2021

FSCI 481R

Forensic Science Internship, Spring 2021

FSCI 4200

Medicolegal Death Investigations, Spring 2021

Presentations

Houghton, Amie , 2021 Utah Division International Association for Identification Educational Conference, "Staged Suicides", Utah Division International Association for Identification, Utah Valley University. (September 9, 2021)
Houghton, Amie , 2021 Utah Division International Association for Identification Educational Conference, "Military Suicides", Utah Division International Association for Identification , Utah Valley University Campus. (September 8, 2021)
Houghton, Amie (Presenter & Author), 2020 International Association of Forensic Sciences Educational Conference, "Overcoming The CSI Effect Indoctrination of our Future Forensic Practitioners", IAFS, Sydney, Australia. ()
Houghton, Amie (Presenter & Author), 14th Annual Tri-Division Educational Conference, "Military Suicides", Utah Division International Association for Identification, Salt Lake City, UT. (November 20, 2019)
Houghton, Amie , On the Front Line_ New Frontiers in Forensics, Crime and Security, "Crime Scene Investigations", Forensic Outreach, California. ()

Scholarly/Creative Works

Houghton, Amie , (2022) "Forensic Pathology_ Medicolegal Death Investigation and Management of Fatalities in a Disaster" .
Houghton, Amie , (2022) "Forensic Technicians_ Locating and Analyzing Physical Evidence in Disaster Events" .
Houghton, Amie , "Recovery of Human Remains" (Issue: 3rd Edition). Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences/Elsevier.

Awards

Expenditionary Medal

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Global War on Terrorism

Secretary of Defense

Non-Article 5 NATO Medal

NATO, ISAF Operation

Global War on Terrorism

Secretary of Defense