Forensic Latent Fingerprint Analysis Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Latent Print Examiner, Forensic Fingerprint Analysis, Latent Print Processing, Latent Print Comparison, Training, Latent Print Case Evaluation, Dusting, Chemical & Physical Development Techniques, Evaluation of Prints on Various Porous & Non-Porous Surfaces. Crime Scene Processing, Digital Imaging Procedures & Use of Software Tools to Determine Sufficiency of Friction Ridge Detail

Education

  • Master of Science degree in forensic science from The University of New Haven, West Haven, CT 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Western New England College, Springfield, MA 1993

Experience

  • SPCU Scholarship Committee 2017-present
  • SPCU Nominating Committee 2015-present
  • Lectured to UCONN Law School, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
  • Adjunct Professor at Western New England University 2019
  • Adjunct Professor at Post University 2011, 2019
  • Supervised newly assigned personnel in the Latent Print Section 2008
  • Adjunct Professor at Albertus Magnus College 2006
  • AFIS FAT/SAT Testing Team 2004
  • AFIS Benchmark Team 2003
  • Instructor for The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science 2004, 2005, 2007
  • SPCU Supervisory Committee 2003-present
  • Instructor for Pfizer Educators Training
  • Certified Latent Print Examiner 2002
  • SPCU Loan Review Committee 2001
  • President of The Connecticut Division of the I.A.I. 2001-2002
  • Adjunct Professor at The University of New Haven 2000-2015, 2019
  • Forensic Scientist Examiner 1 at the Connecticut DESPP Forensic Laboratory 1999-present

Experience

  • Criminalist at the New York City Police Forensic Laboratory 1998-1999
  • Fingerprint Technician at the NH State Police Forensic Laboratory 1995-1998
  • Vice President IAI New England Division 1998
  • Adjunct Professor at Western New England College 1998
  • Instructor for Merrimack County Sheriffs Office 1996
  • Internship at West Haven Police Department 1994
  • Internship at Connecticut State Police Forensic Laboratory 1992
  • Instructor at Sacred Heart University
  • Instructor at Central Connecticut State University
  • Instructor at Three Rivers Community College
  • Instructor at Manchester Community College
  • Instructor at Western Connecticut State University
  • Instructor at Tunxis Community College

Training

2016 CBDIAI Conference/Speaker
Williamsburg, VA
April 23, 2016

13th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DESPP Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
May 2015 (1 day)

2015 CBDIAI Conference
Ocean City, MD
April 18, 2015

Reducing Erroneous Exclusions Workshop
CT DESPP Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
September 11, 2014

The Emperor’s New Clothes: A Guide to Latent Print Testimony
National Institute of Justice
August 2014 – Webinar

12th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
May 2014 (1 day)

Fluorescence Detection of Blood Impressions with Acid Yellow
National Institute of Justice
March 2014 – Webinar

Latent Fingerprints: Reducing Erroneous Exclusions
National Institute of Justice
November 2013 – Webinar

Fingerprint Identification – Reliability and Accuracy
National Institute of Justice
September 2013 – Webinar

Latent Fingerprints – Developing Methods and New Technology
National Institute of Justice
September 2013 – Webinar

98th IAI Educational Conference
International Assoc. for Identification – Providence, RI
August 2013 (1 day)

11th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
May 2013 (1 day)

10th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
May 2012 (1 day)

Analysis of Distortion in Latent Prints
Alice Maceo – Worcester, MA
October 2011 (2 day)

9th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
June 2011 (1 day)

Pressure Sensitive Tape
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
October 2010 (1 day)

8th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
May 2010 (1 day)

7th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
May 2009 (1 day)

7 Habits of Highly Effective People
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
June 2008 (1 day)

6th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
May 2008 (1 day)

Thinking on Your Feet: Power to Persuade
Bristol Career Center – Bristol, CT
April 2008 (1 day)

5th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
June 2007 (1 day)

91st Annual IAI Educational Seminar
International Assoc. for Identification – Boston, MA
July 2006 (5 days)

Powerful Presentations
Capital C.C. – Hartford, CT
May 2006 (1 day)

4th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
May 2006 (1 day)

3rd Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
June 2005 (1 day)

Imprint and Footwear Evidence
HCL Institute of Forensic Science – West Haven, CT
January 2005 (3 days)

49th Annual Tri-State Educational Conference
CTIAI – Mystic, CT
April 2005 (3 days)

2nd Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
April 2004 (1 day)

1st Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum
CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
April 2003 (1 day)

Crime Scene ReconstructionHCL Institute of Forensic Science – West Haven, CT
May 2002 (5 days)

46th Annual Tri-State Educational Conference
CTIAI – Mystic, CT
April 2002 (3 days)

Basic Crime Scene Processing Workshop
IPTM – New Britain, CT
January 2002 (3 days)

10th Annual Educational Conference
NEDIAI – Plymouth, MA
November 2001 (1 day)

Crime Scene Close-up Photography
Polaroid – Meriden, CT
November 2000 (1 day)

Administrative Advanced Latent Fingerprint Procedures
Robert Hazen – Plymouth, MA
May 2000 (5 days)

Light Energy Applications for Law Enforcement
IPTM – New Britain, CT
June 1999 (3 days)

Laboratory Safety and Health
American Chemical Society – Jamaica, NY
March 1999 (2 days)

Adobe Photoshop
Comp USA – New York, NY
March 1999 (2 days)

Advanced Ridgeology Comparison Techniques
Pat Wertheim – Albany, NY
February 1999 (5 days)

Basic Photography
FBI – New York, NY
October 1998 (5 days)

83rd Annual IAI Educational Seminar
International Assoc. for Identification – Little Rock, AR
July 1998 (5 days)

Detecting Blood at Crime Scenes
FDLE – Concord, NH
April 1998 (4 days)

82nd Annual IAI Educational Seminar
International Assoc. for Identification – Danvers, MA
July 1997 (5 days)

Advanced Latent Fingerprint
FBI – Concord, NH
April 1997 (3 days)

Polaroid’s “Train The Trainers”
Polaroid – Concord, NH
January 1997 (1 day)

Demystifying Palm Prints
Ron Smith – Braintree, MA
May 1996 (4 days)

IAI Tri-State Educational Conference
CTIAI – Norwich, CT
March 1996 (4 days)

Collection and Preservation of Evidence
Kevin MacDonald – Concord, NH
February 1996 (5 days)

Basic Fingerprint Classification
FBI – Concord, NH
October 1995 (5 days)

Affiliations

  • Connecticut State Division of the IAI
    1994 – Present
  • Chesapeake Bay Division of the IAI
    2001 – 2002, 2015 – Present
  • International Association for Identification
    1994 – 2012
  • New England Division of the IAI
    1998– 2005
  • Northeastern Association for Identification
    1998 – 2001

Author Publications and Publication Review

Available upon full CV

Testimony

  • State and Federal Courts in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire

 

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