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 51 | Andrew Fredericks| Dec. 8, 2021
Andrew Fredericks is a certified Forensic Video Analyst and the Co-Founder, CEO, and Technical Director for iNPUT-ACE: a video evidence software solution that is used by law enforcement agencies world-wide. As a forensic video analyst, Andrew has been qualified as an expert and testified in various courts in the USA and Canada. Join us as we discuss some recent cases like the Kyle Rittenhouse case and the types of issues that can arise when considering digital video evidence.
Episode 50 | Eugene Liscio | Dec. 2, 2021
Eugene Liscio is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada and is the owner of ai2-3D, a consulting company that specializes in 3D forensic documentation, analysis and visualizations. Eugene has testified in court in both the US and Canada utilizing 3D technologies such as photogrammetry and laser scanning, utilizing interactive 3D crime scenes to aid judges and juries.
Episode 49 | Dr. Stephen Bleay | Nov. 18, 2021
Dr. Stephen Bleay is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science in the School of Applied Sciences at London South Bank University. He specializes in fingermark enhancement and imaging, with interests in the interactions between trace evidence, the surface it is deposited on and the environment it is exposed to. His main research interests are in the interactions that can occur between the environment, the surface and different types of trace evidence.
Episode 48 | Dr. Amoret Whitaker | Nov. 11, 2021
Amoret Whitaker is the Program Leader and a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Forensic Studies program. She specializes in Forensic Entomology and since 2004 has undertaken forensic casework throughout the UK for many police forces and forensic providers, attending crime scenes, deposition sites and post-mortems, analyzing data and submitting reports, and attending court if required.
Episode 47 | Ron Teachman | Nov. 4, 2021
Ron Teachman has been a ShotSpotter representative for the past six years. He is a former police officer of thirty-eight years, and served eight of those years as a Chief of Police over two cities, New Bedford, MA and South Bend, IN. As the Chief, Ron was responsible for the installation and adoption of ShotSpotter in each of those cities. Join us as Ron discusses how ShotSpotter works and how it can help in detecting gunshots quickly and accurately.
Episode 46 | Jarrod Carter | Oct, 28 2021
Jarrod Carter started training to practice accident reconstruction in 1989. He earned his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2002 and began practicing as an accident reconstruction and biomechanical injury analyst full time in 2000. In his three decades in this field, he has earned a reputation for being specialized in the area of vehicle rollovers and has worked on some complex cases that involve testing, and research using the latest in instrumentation.
Episode 45 | Daniel Simons | Oct, 14 2021
Professor Daniel Simons has been researching the cognitive mechanisms of our experience of a stable and continuous visual world and on change blindness. These failures to notice what is often obvious to others suggests that we have a limited interpretation of our visual world. This is especially important when dealing with eye-witness accounts of crimes, suspect identifications, and in officer involved shootings.
Episode 44 | George Reis | Oct, 14 2021
George Reis is the president and owner of Imaging Forensics, Inc. and has been providing expert witness services and training in forensic image analysis, forensic video analysis, and forensic and technical photography through Imaging Forensics since 2004. He performs various tasks to images and video such as authentication, analysis, enhancement and comparisons. Join us as George Reis speaks to us about his work in the area of forensic image analysis.
Episode 43 | René Gapert | Oct, 7 2021
René Gapert is a Consultant Forensic Anthropologist and Director of Human Remains Services Ireland in the Republic of Ireland where he has worked over the past 20 years on human remains identification and missing persons cases. Join us as we discuss his experiences in the examination and analysis of human remains in forensic and historical contexts.
Episode 42 | Mohammad A. Alshamsi | Sep. 30, 2021
Mohammad AlShamsi is the Head of Firearms and Toolmarks section at Dubai Police. He graduated from the first INTERPOL Young Global Police Leaders Program in 2019 and is a member of numerous international associations such as the Association of Firearms and Toolmarks Examiners AFTE where he is the point of contact for the Middle-East and West-Asia region and the first Arabic Certified Firearms and Toolmarks Examiner FA/TM-AFTE.
Episode 41 | François Xavier Laurent | Sept. 23, 2021
INTERPOL unveiled I-FAMILIA in June of 2020 and has applied cutting-edge scientific research and the DNA of relatives to identify missing persons and unidentified human remains around the world. Join us as we speak to François Xavier Laurent who is the DNA Database Manager at INTERPOL about how I-FAMILIA has already been used to connect families with their loved ones.
Episode 40 | Tom O'Connor | Sep. 16, 2021
SA O’Connor is currently the Principle Consultant at FedSquared Consulting, providing instruction and consultation on a variety of Counterterrorism topics to both Government and private sector clients. After a 23 year career with the FBI, SA O’Connor coordinated investigations related to violent criminal actions by Domestic Extremist. Join us as we discuss some very well known cases and how these types of crimes are investigated, coordinated and solved.
Episode 39 | Forensic Genealogy | Sep. 9, 2021
Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, President and Founder of Identifinders International, is widely recognized as the founder of modern Forensic Genealogy. She has pioneered the use of genetic genealogy for generating forensic intelligence on cold cases sometimes decades old. Join us as Colleen talks to us about how Forensic Genealogy assists in cold cases and how it has made a massive impact in forensic investigations.
Episode 38 | Forensics Ghana | June 17, 2021
Yahaya Sumara Sulley is a Forensic Science Educator & a Senior Research Assistant in the Forensic Science Department of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale-Ghana . His recent paper outlines how forensic science has gone "dark" in Ghana and many citizens are not aware of the hope that forensic science brings to solving crimes & bringing justice to society. Join us as we discuss the development and state of forensic science in Ghana.
Episode 37 | Virtoscan Project | July 1, 2021
Sören Kottner discusses how they are standardizing two-dimensional (2D) and 3D whole-body documentation and to applying it to multispectral imaging to detect, visualize, document, and preserve findings that, otherwise, might be invisible to the naked eye.
Episode 36 | Postmortem Fingerprints | June 17, 2021
Thomas Kimbriel is a retired law enforcement officer and part time instructor at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, TX. Thomas has developed a set of protocols to produce fingerprint identifications in decedents in very late stages of decomposition using macrophotography. Join us as we discuss the importance of using fingerprints to help identify missing persons and disaster victims.
Episode 35 | Stockholm Terror Attack | June 3, 2021
The 2017 Stockholm terrorist attack took place on the 7th April in central Stockholm, A hijacked truck was driven into crowds along Drottninggatan (Queen Street) before being crashed into a department store. Five people were killed, and 14 others were seriously injured. Join us as Håkan Larsson tells us about his experiences documenting this very large crime scene.
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.