Below is a list of interviews from 2021. Join me every Thursday at 2pm Eastern for live interviews streamed on YouTube.
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Episode 34 | Psychoactive Medication | May 27, 2021
Dr. Eikelenboom has been studying the use of psychoactive prescription medications and their effects on emotional state and violence. Her research suggests that there is an association between prescription drugs (most notably antidepressants and other psychoactive medication), having variant alleles for CYP450 genes, and altered emotional states or acts of violence.
Episode 32 | Forensic Engineering Investigations | May 6, 2021
Doug Perovic is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. A renowned authority on forensic engineering and failure analysis, Dr. Perovic has led many investigations in Canada and the United States, often serving as the voice of the profession in the media on high profile cases.
Episode 33 | Imprisoned by Faulty Testimony | May 13, 2021
Joe Bryan, was a high school principal in 1985 and had been attending an educational conference in Austin, Texas, over 100 miles away from his home when his wife was murdered. Bryan was subsequently convicted of murder and spent over 33 years in prison based in part on faulty bloodstain pattern analysis evidence. A detective working on his case wrote in a sworn affidavit submitted to the court, “My conclusions were wrong..." regarding the BPA evidence.
Episode 31 | Aquatic Forensics| April 29, 2021
Dr. Paola Magni is a Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University in Perth Australia. Join us next week as she speaks to us about her work and especially about her interest in Aquatic Forensics!
Episode 30 | Artificial Intelligence in Forensics| April 22, 2021
Much of what you may have heard about AI has been applied to digital forensics, but what about all the other disciplines like anthropology, firearms examinations, latent prints, bloodstain pattern analysis and footwear impressions? Please join us as Etienne Pillin speaks to us about the role that Artificial Intelligence has to play in many other disciplines in Forensics.
Episode 29 | Forensic Chemistry: BLOOD | April 15, 2021
Dr. Theresa Stotesbury, Forensic Chemist from Ontario Tech University has been studying different aspects of blood such as time of deposition from DNA degradation, extreme temperature effects, blood substitutes, animal blood and much more!
Episode 28 | Forensic Data Science | April 8, 2021
Dr Morrison is a Canadian forensic scientist who specializes in forensic inference, statistics, and in forensic speech science. Join us as we discuss the importance of data in a forensic context and how we are currently in a paradigm shift in the evaluation of forensic evidence.
Episode 27 | Accident Reconstruction Photography | April 1, 2021
As a long time engineering consultant, professional photographer and instructor, Tom Vadnais has specialized in forensic photography with a focus on evidence from vehicular accidents. Join us as Tom speaks to us about his passion for photography and the role that forensic photography plays in civil and criminal cases.
Episode 26 | Scent Evidence | March 25, 2021
Paul Coley is the founder and CEO of Scent Evidence K9. As a former FBI Forensic Canine Operations Specialist, he is now focused on scent detection training programs, scent preservation kits, and integrating UAS/drone technology into the K9 trailing process.
Episode 25 | Facial Reconstruction | March 18, 2021
Caroline Wilkinson is Director of the Face Lab, a LJMU research group based in Liverpool Science Park. The Face Lab carries out forensic/archaeological research and consultancy work and this includes craniofacial analysis, facial depiction and forensic art. Joins us as Dr. Wilkinson discusses her work, research and how forensic facial reconstructions assist in investigations.
Episode 24 | Arson Investigations | March 11, 2021
Edward Nordskog is a Fire Death Scene Expert who retired from being a full time Arson/Bomb Investigator with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department since 1997. Join us as Ed talks to us about investigating fire death scenes, arson investigations and explosion investigations.
Episode 23 | Ethics in Forensics | Feb. 25, 2021
Barry A. J. Fisher, M.S., MBA was the Crime Laboratory Director (Retired) at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Past-President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Joins us as we talk to him about ethics in forensics.
Episode 22 | Friction Ridge Distortion | Feb. 18, 2021
Alice White it a a well known educator when it comes to Friction Ridge analysis. She has published many papers on fingerprint distortions and analysis. She is also an active member of the AAFS, IAI and many other organizations where she shares her knowledge and expertise. Join us as we discuss issues surrounding Friction Ridge Analysis and where this discipline is headed for the future.