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Latent Print Examiner Crime Scene Analysis Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Latent Print Examiner, Crime Scene Analysis, Crime Scene Analyst, Bloodstain Pattern, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Shoe print Impression, Tire Tread Impression, Fingerprint Identification, Bloodstained Clothing, Footwear Tread Analysis, fingerprint processing

Expert 644

 

EDUCATION

Chapman University, BA, Criminal Justice 

San Diego, CA, 2001

EXPERIENCE

1997 – Present La Mesa, CA.

  • Forensic Specialist
  • Certified Latent Print Examiner 
  • Certified Footwear Examiner
  • Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst  
  • Forensic consultation and case review  
  • Friction ridge impression analysis and development
  • Physical evidence examination 
  • Bloodstain pattern analysis 
  • Footwear and tire tread impression analysis
  • Patterned marks examination and physical matches

1997 – 2002

United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service San Diego, CA.

  • Identification Specialist
  • Fingerprint identification specialist
  • Operate Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems 
  • Fingerprint classification training 

1979 – 1994

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department San Diego, CA.

  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Examine and process evidence for latent prints 
  • Analyze footwear and tire tread impression evidence
  • Patterned marks examination and physical matches
  • Former assignments in patrol, investigations, detentions and prisoner transportation 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • International Association for Identification
  • Certified Footwear Examiner, October 2012 – Present
  • Certified Latent Print Examiner, June 2000 – Present
  • Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, January 1999 – Present

SPECIALIZED TRAINING 

BLOODSTAIN PATTERN ANALYSIS

Properties of Blood for the Bloodstain Analyst, International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, Salt Lake City, UT, 4-hour workshop, October 6, 2016

Forensic Pathology, International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, San Diego, CA, 4-hour workshop, October 3, 2013

Introduction to the Basic Human Body Tissues, International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, Milwaukee, WI, 4-hour workshop, October 6, 2011

Visualization of Latent Bloodstains Course, Paul Kish & Martin Eversdijk, Elmira, NY, June 13 – 18, 2010

Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Paul Kish & Stuart H. James, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, June 21 – 25, 2004

Impact Pattern Reconstruction, International Association for Identification, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 3-hour workshop, July 9, 2003

Recognition of Bloodstain Patterns, International Association for Identification, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 4-hour workshop, July 9, 2003

Examination of Bloodstained Clothing, International Association for Identification, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 4-hour workshop, July 8, 2003

Advanced Documentation for Bloodstain Evidence By Using Mapping Techniques, Diagrams and Measurements, International Association for Identification, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 3-hour workshop, July 8, 2003

Documenting Blood Stain Evidence By Using Mapping and Photography Techniques, International Association for Identification, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2-hour workshop, July 7, 2003

Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation Course, International Association for Identification, Scottsdale, AZ, April 1 – 5, 2002

Bloodstain Dynamics Course, Sacramento Public Safety Center, Sacramento, CA, May 16 – 20, 1994

FRICTION RIDGE IMPRESSION ANALYSIS

Scientific Analysis (ACE-V): From the Laboratory to the Witness Stand, Michelle Triplett, Ron Smith & Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA, February 2 – 6, 2015 

Advanced Palm Print Comparison Techniques, Ron Smith, Ron Smith & Associates, Inc., Chula Vista, CA, January 20 – 22, 2009

NEC AFIS21 Tenprint FW-T and FW-V User Methods and Operations Course, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, NEC Technologies, San Diego, CA, March 6 – 8, 2001

Specialized Latent Print Techniques Course, California Department of Justice, California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, CA., February 28 – March 4, 1994

Latent Print Comparisons Course, California Department of Justice, California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, CA, September 14 – 18, 1992

Latent Print Techniques Course, California Department of Justice, California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, CA, May 18 – 22, 1992

Advanced Palm Print Identification Course, Anaheim, CA, Ron Smith, February 25 – 27, 1991

Advanced Latent Fingerprint Techniques Course, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, La Mesa, CA, April 30 – May 4, 1990

Latent Print Tracing Techniques Course, California Department of Justice, California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, CA, November 13 – 16, 1989

Basic Fingerprint Classification Course, California Department of Justice, California Criminalistics Institute, Sacramento, CA, July 24 – 27, 1989

Fingerprint Science and Identification Course, Grossmont College, Administration of Justice, El Cajon, CA, 84-hours, Fall Semester, 1987

FOOTWEAR and TIRE TREAD IMPRESSION ANALYSIS

Footwear Impression Examination Methodology and Results, International Association for Identification, William Bodziak, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, , July 11, 2003

Forensic Tire Impression Identification, International Association for Identification, RCMP S/Sgt. Lawren Nause, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 10, 2003

Examination and Identification of Tire Track Evidence, International Association for Identification, Ernest Hamm, Scottsdale, AZ, April 23 – 25, 2002

Footwear, The Missed Evidence,  International Association for Identification, Dwane Hilderbrand, Anaheim, CA, October 5 – 7, 1994

Footwear and Tire Tread Impression Examinations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent William Bodziak, San Bernardino, CA, April 14 – 16, 1992

FIREARMS TRAINING

Application of Semiautomatic Firearm Ejection Patterns, Noedel Scientific, San Diego, CA, February 11, 2010

Forensic Firearms Shooting Scene Reconstruction Course, Gunsite Academy, Prescott, AZ, Michael & Lucien Haag, October 17 – 21, 2005

GENERAL CRIMINALISTICS | CONTINUING EDUCATION

International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, Annual Training Conference, 2003 – 2005, 2007-2013, 2016

International Association for Identification 97th International Educational Conference,   Phoenix, AZ, July 22 – 28, 2012

California State Division, International Association for Identification 96th Education Seminar, San Diego, CA, May 7 – 11, 2012

Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers, Annual Forensic Training Seminar, 1991 – 2005, 2008, 2011

Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction, 19th Annual Training Conference, San Diego, CA, February 10 – 12, 2010

International Association for Identification 92th International Educational Conference,  San Diego, CA, July 22 – 28, 2007

International Association for Identification 79th Educational Seminar, Phoenix, AZ, July 25 – 29, 1994

California Association of Criminalists/Forensic Science Society 84th Semi-Annual Seminar, Pasadena, CA, October 1994

Post Blast Course, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Diego, CA. 

Advance Field Evidence Technician Course, Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training, California State University, Long Beach, CA, December 2 – 6, 1991 

Crime Scene Video Taping Course, P.O.S.T., National Police Video Training Center, San Leandro, CA, November 20 – 22, 1991

Field Evidence Technology Course, MiraCosta College, Carlsbad, CA,  March 19 – 30, 1990

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND TRAINING

Available Upon Request

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts

Associate Editor, 2004 – 2009

Full Member, 2003 – Present  

 

International Association for Identification 

Life Active Member, 1990 – Present

 

California State Division, International Association for Identification

Crime Scene Certification Committee Chair, 2013 – 2014

Latent Print Certification Committee, 2009 – 2012

Life Member, 1991 – Present

 

Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers

Life Member 1992 – Present

Distinguished Member

 

Deputy Sheriff’s Association of San Diego County

Full Member, 1979 – Present

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