Forensic Analysis of Condom Lubricants for Police & Attorneys

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Condom Lubricant Analysis

Original Event Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Duration: 30 min.
Presenters: Cara Plese, Forensic Scientist, & Antonio Scatena, Laboratory Manager,  at Gateway Analytical
Host: Shawn Wilhelm, Marketing Coordinator, Gateway Analytical

This webinar covers the collection, documentation, and forensic analysis  of condom lubricants and sexual assault evidence. Scientific principles and current methods of condom lubricant analysis are covered to help investigators review and present in casework. Case studies related to the use of condom lubricant trace evidence are also presented.

Highlighted Topics Covered
  • The proper evidence collection and documentation methods for condom lubricants
  • The most current testing methods used today for condom lubricants
  • The investigative value and limitations of testing condom lubricants

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Presenter Bios:

Cara Pleas

Cara Plese

Cara Plese, Forensic Scientist, Gateway Analytical Cara earned her Master of Science degree in Forensic Science in 2011 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Cara’s specific concentrations for her Master’s Degree were trace evidence and physical evidence.

Antonio Scatena

Antonio Scatena, Laboratory Manager, Gateway Analytical Antonio Scatena possesses more than three years of forensic laboratory experience working within an ISO-based quality assurance environment. As Laboratory Manager at Gateway Analytical, Antonio manages the day-to-day technical operations in the lab, liaises with clients and serves as their scientific resource.