Forensic Webinar Series for Police & Attorneys

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This webinar series was designed for police and attorneys looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of forensic trace evidence – from collection of evidence to interpretation of data.

Police and other law enforcement officials will find this webinar series especially useful as it covered the proper collection and documentation procedures as well as the investigative value of various types of trace evidence. Attorneys and legal representatives will find this webinar series can help them when reviewing or presenting forensic trace evidence in court. Following the introductory webinar, our forensic experts provided 30-minute webinars to cover more specific information on various types of trace evidence.

Forensic Webinar Series

Title Date Time Registration
Introduction to Trace Evidence Analysis Dec. 6, 2011 10:00 AM EST Replay Webinar
Description: In this webinar, David Exline, Senior V.P. & Court-Qualified Trace Evidence Expert at Gateway Analytical provided an overview of common types of trace evidence such as human and animal hairs, natural and synthetic fibers, paint, glass, tape and gunshot residue.  This webinar focused on the collection, proper documentation and limitations of these types of forensic evidence, it  also explored the investigative value of such evidence.
Forensic Gunshot Residue Analysis Feb. 7, 2012 1:00 PM EST Replay Webinar
Description: Designed specifically for police officers and attorneys engaged in collection and investigations relating to gunshot residue analysis, this webinar covered the current methods of gunshot residue collection and interpretation. Other topics discussed included the review of past and current testing methods with emphasis on the most current methods used for today’s investigators.
Forensic Analysis of Hairs and Fibers Mar. 14, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Replay Webinar
Description: This webinar was designed for police officers and attorneys engaged in collection and investigations relating to hair and fiber evidence.  Current methods of hair and fiber collection methods and interpretation were emphasized.  This webinar also reviewed past and current testing methods with emphasis on the most current methods used for today’s investigators. Case studies related to the transfer of hair and fiber evidence were also presented.
Forensic Analysis of Condom Lubricants June 6, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Replay Webinar
Description: This webinar covered the collection, documentation, and investigative value of condom lubricants and sexual assault evidence. Scientific principles and current methods of condom lubricant analysis were covered to help investigators review and present in casework. Case studies related to the use of condom lubricant trace evidence were also presented.
Forensic Analysis of Paint and Tapes Aug. 8, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Replay Webinar
Description: This webinar covered the forensic investigation process for paint and tape evidence. Topics included the most current methods used for today’s investigators and discuss the interpretation of paint transfer evidence. Case studies related to the analysis of duct tapes, automotive and architectural paints were also presented.