Forensic Analysis of Paint and Tapes for Police & Attorneys

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Analysis of Paint & Tape

OriginalEvent Date: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012
Duration: 30 min.
Presenter: David Exline, Senior V.P. & Court-Qualified Trace Evidence Expert at Gateway Analytical

This webinar covers the forensic investigation process for paint and tape evidence. Topics include 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 are also be presented.

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

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Presenter Bio

David Exline

David Exline

David Exline
Senior V.P. & Court-Qualified Trace Evidence Expert
Gateway Analytical

David is a court-qualified expert in the area of trace evidence examination and has instructed law enforcement agencies, attorneys and students in the collection, preservation and examination of various types of trace evidence, including hairs, fibers, paints and gun shot residue.

David earned his MSFS in Forensic Science from the University of Alabama Birmingham, and has more than 15 years of experience in specialized trace evidence examination, including cold case review, accident investigation, industrial and pharmaceutical forensics.

David’s professional affiliations and accolades include the American Board of Criminalistics, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts and the Forensic Science Society.