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Expert in Forensic Latent Print Analysis

Expert ID: 736005 Connecticut, USA

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Expert holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Western New England College and a M.S. in Forensic Science from The University of New Haven. He has been employed as a Latent Print Examiner since 1995, working with The New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, The New York City Police Department Forensic Laboratory and currently with The Connecticut DESPP Forensic Laboratory. Expert is also an adjunct professor at The University of New Haven instructing Fingerprint Analysis in the graduate program. He has extensive experience testifying as an expert in latent prints in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. Additionally, Expert is a member of the CT IAI and The Chesapeake Bay Division of the IAI. Throughout this period of time, I have demonstrated communication skills and competency in the following aspects (not limited to):
- Successfully completed training from the FBI, Massachusetts Police Academy, Institute of Police Training and Management and The International Association for Identification.
- Utilized biometric fingerprint and palm print databases in respect to The Connecticut State Automated Fingerprint Identification System and The Next Generation Identification (FBI) fingerprint and palm print database.
- Providing court testimony including testimony in State and Federal Courts.
- Utilized numerous physical and chemical development methods on thousands of evidentiary items.
- Conducted thousands of latent print comparisons
- Providing training to State and Local law enforcement personnel.
- Lectured at Forensic/ Law Enforcement Conferences.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York City - Philadelphia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: MFS Subject: Forensic Science Institution: University of New Haven

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Forensic Science Examiner 1/ Latent Print Unit Department: Responsibilities: Examination of fragmentary impressions on various items of physical evidence, Utilization of Physical and Chemical development techniques on physical evidence, Conducting comparisons between unknown and known impressions, utilization of biometric databases including the CT Automated Fingerprint Identification System and the FBI Next Generation Identification System, Training law enforcement personnel and testifying in court proceedings regarding results.
Years: 1998 to 1999 Employer: NY City Police Department Title: Criminalist/Latent Print Examiner Department: Responsibilities: Examination of fragmentary impressions on various items of physical evidence, Utilization of Physical and Chemical development techniques on physical evidence, Conducting comparisons between unknown and known impressions, Training law enforcement personnel and testifying in court proceedings regarding results.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: State of New Hampshire Title: Fingerprint Technician Department: NH State Police Forensic Laboraotry Responsibilities: Examination of fragmentary impressions on various items of physical evidence, Utilization of Physical and Chemical development techniques on physical evidence, Conducting comparisons between unknown and known impressions, utilization of biometric databases including the Tri-State Automated Fingerprint Identification System, Training law enforcement personnel and testifying in court proceedings regarding results.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
1. Connecticut State Division of the IAI 1994 – Present
2. Chesapeake Bay Division of the IAI 2001 – 2002, 2015 - Present
3. International Association for Identification 1994 – 2012
4. New England Division of the IAI 1998– 2005
5. Northeastern Association for Identification 1998 – 2001
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 2

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
State and Federal Courts in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Training / Seminars
Training:
1. 2016 CBDIAI Conference/Speaker, Williamsburg, VA
2. 13th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DESPP Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
3. 2015 CBDIAI Conference, Ocean City, MD, April 18, 2015
4. Reducing Erroneous Exclusions Workshop, CT DESPP Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT
5. The Emperor’s New Clothes: A Guide to Latent Print Testimony, National Institute of Justice, August 2014 - Webinar
6. 12th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, May 2014 (1 day)
7. Fluorescence Detection of Blood Impressions with Acid Yellow, National Institute of Justice, March 2014 – Webinar
8. Latent Fingerprints: Reducing Erroneous Exclusions, National Institute of Justice, November 2013 – Webinar
9. Fingerprint Identification – Reliability and Accuracy, National Institute of Justice, September 2013 – Webinar
10. Latent Fingerprints - Developing Methods and New Technology, National Institute of Justice, September 2013
11. 98th IAI Educational Conference, International Assoc. for Identification – Providence, RI, August 2013 (1 day)
12. 11th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, May 2013 (1 day)
13. 10th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, May 2012 (1 day)
14. Analysis of Distortion in Latent Prints, Alice Maceo – Worcester, MA, October 2011 (2 day)
15. 9th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, June 2011 (1 day)
16. Pressure Sensitive Tape, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, October 2010 (1 day)
17. 8th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, May 2010 (1 day)
18. 7th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, May 2009 (1 day)
19. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, June 2008 (1 day)
20. 6th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, May 2008 (1 day)
21. Thinking on Your Feet: Power to Persuade, Bristol Career Center – Bristol, CT, April 2008 (1 day)
22. 5th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, June 2007 (1 day)
23. 91st Annual IAI Educational Seminar, International Assoc. for Identification – Boston, MA, July 2006 (5 days)
24. Powerful Presentations, Capital C.C. – Hartford, CT, May 2006 (1 day)
25. 4th Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, May 2006 (1 day)
26. 3rd Annual Northeast Latent Print Forum, CT DPS Forensic Lab – Meriden, CT, June 2005 (1 day)
27. Crime Scene Reconstruction, HCL Institute of Forensic Science – West Haven, CT, May 2002 (5 days)
28. 46th Annual Tri-State Educational Conference, CTIAI – Mystic, CT, April 2002 (3 days)
29. Basic Crime Scene Processing Workshop, IPTM – New Britain, CT, January 2002 (3 days)
30. 10th Annual Educational Conference, NEDIAI – Plymouth, MA, November 2001 (1 day)
31. Crime Scene Close-up Photography, Polaroid – Meriden, CT, November 2000 (1 day)
32. Administrative Advanced Latent Fingerprint Procedures, Robert Hazen – Plymouth, MA, May 2000 (5 days)
33. Light Energy Applications for Law Enforcement, IPTM – New Britain, CT, June 1999 (3 days)
34. Laboratory Safety and Health, American Chemical Society – Jamaica, NY, March 1999 (2 days)
35. Adobe Photoshop, Comp USA – New York, NY, March 1999 (2 days)
36. Advanced Ridgeology Comparison Techniques, Pat Wertheim – Albany, NY, February 1999 (5 days)
37. Basic Photography, FBI – New York, NY, October 1998 (5 days)
38. 83rd Annual IAI Educational Seminar, International Assoc. for Identification – Little Rock, AR, July 1998 (5 days)
39. Detecting Blood at Crime Scenes, FDLE – Concord, NH, April 1998 (4 days)
40. 82nd Annual IAI Educational Seminar, International Assoc. for Identification – Danvers, MA, July 1997 (5 days)
41. Advanced Latent Fingerprint, FBI – Concord, NH, April 1997 (3 days)
42. Polaroid’s “Train The Trainers”, Polaroid – Concord, NH, January 1997 (1 day)
43. Demystifying Palm Prints, Ron Smith – Braintree, MA, May 1996 (4 days)
44. IAI Tri-State Educational Conference, CTIAI – Norwich, CT, March 1996 (4 days)
45. Collection and Preservation of Evidence, Expert MacDonald – Concord, NH, February 1996 (5 days)
46. Basic Fingerprint Classification, FBI – Concord, NH, October 1995 (5 days)

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