2017 Workshops

New this year: CSI Series Workshops! Identified by the CSIS code.

Committee Names and Codes


Workshop Levels

Discipline Code   Discipline Code
Biometrics Information Services BIS Forensic Photography/Electronic Imaging PHO
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis BPA Forensic Podiatry POD
Crime Scene Investigation CSI General Forensics GEN
Digital Evidence DIG Latent Print Identification LPI
Facial Identification FAC Latent Print Development LPD
Footwear / Tire Track Examination FWT Leadership Lecture Series LLS
Forensic Art ART Tenprint Identification TPI
Basic (B)
No prerequisite knowledge required
Intermediate (INT)
Some experience with the topic required
Advanced (A)
Intended for those practicing in the topic

Workshop Abstracts


Monday, August 7, 2017

Time Code Level Cost Title Presenter
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-DIG-267 B $50 Open Source Digital Forensics using Autopsy and Linux Jerry Hoover
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-FWT-090 INT $30 How Xtreme is Extreme? Jon Byrd
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-CSIS-01 B $25 CSI Series: Crime Scene Processing — Part 1 of 2
Registration for both part 1 (W-CSIS-01) and 2 (W-CSIS-02) is required
Timothy Burt
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-POD-532 INT $25 Competency Testing of Footprint/Feet-in-shoes examinations Sarah Reel
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-PHO-216 B $30 DSLR Camera (the basics) Paul Kasper
1:00pm to 2:30pm W-GEN-143 B $30 Fracture Examination Workshop John Vanderkolk
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-LLS-196 B $25 You Have the Skills, Now Land the Job Jennifer Greene
1:00pm to 3:30pm W-LPI-078 INT $35 Orientation Clues: Search Easy Before You Search Hard Sandra Siegel
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-CSI-117 B $30 Evidence Detection across the Spectrum:
Using Forensics Light Sources from 254nm to >1000nm
Jon Goldey
1:00pm to 3:30pm W-LPD-096 INT $40 Developing latent prints on firearms, cartridges
and spent cartridge cases... does anything really work
Wade Knaap
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-PHO-055 B $60 Introduction to Photoshop: Level 1 David Johnson
6:00pm to 10:00pm W-PHO-040 INT $40 Painting with Light Workshop King Brown

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Time Code Level Cost Title Presenter
8:00am to 2:30pm W-DIG-087 B $60 Forensic Image Comparison Christopher Iber
8:00am to 12:00pm W-PHO-154 INT $30 Conquering Difficult Injury Photography Eric Johnson
8:00am to 12:00pm W-CSIS-03 B $30 CSI Series: Photographing Crime Scenes Michael Hullihan
8:00am to 12:00pm W-PHO-119 B $40 Forensic Photography 102 Eric Lincoln
8:00am to 12:00pm W-TPI-029 A $30 Advanced Tenprint Comparison Techniques Kevin Burke
8:00am to 12:00pm W-LPI-129 INT $40 Biological Distortion in Fingerprints Alice White
8:00am to 12:00pm W-LPI-235A INT $25 Making Optimal Decisions in Identifications and Exclusions -
A Scientific Approach
Thomas Busey
8:00am to 12:00pm W-LPI-077 INT $40 Distortion: Analysis and Discussion (Effect and Cause) Sandra Siegel
8:00am to 12:00pm W-BPA-212 B $30 Road Mapping Those Bloodstain Patterns Jan Johnson
8:00am to 12:00pm W-BPA-520 A $35 Designing a Case Specific Experiment in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Holly Latham
8:00am to 12:00pm W-LPD-138 INT $45 The Optimum Combination of Light Sources, Dye Blends, and Filters Kalisha Gill
8:00am to 12:00pm W-GEN-218 B $25 Understanding Likelihood Ratios Simone Gittelson
8:00am to 12:00pm W-FWT-121 A $60 Advanced Digital Imaging for the Footwear Examiner Brian McVicker
9:00am to 12:00pm W-ART-274 B $25 Court and the Forensic Artist D. Paul Moody
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-FWT-192 B $40 Introduction to Footwear Examination Ronald Mueller
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-CSIS-04 B $40 CSI Series: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Iris Graff
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-FAC-173 B $30 Face Comparisons using Facial Recognition Systems Rachel Pastorial
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-DIG-058 B $30 iPhone, iPad and Smartphone "Apps" for Crime Scene Investigations Robert Wyman
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-CSI-211 B $30 Trajectory of Vehicles: Rods, Strings and Lasers Jan Johnson
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-LPI-072 INT $25 What if I Don't Agree? Approaches to Conflict Resolution
in Latent Print Analysis
Heather Conner
1:00pm to 3:00pm W-POD-065 B $30 Introduction to Forensic Gait Analysis Ivan Birch
1:00pm to 3:00pm W-LPD-097 INT $40 Thermal Paper, Regular Paper... What's the Big Deal? Wade Knaap
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-LPI-089 B $25 It's All Greek To Me! Hillary Daluz
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-CSI-286 INT $30 Staged Crime Scenes: Crime Scene Clues
to Suspect Misdirection of the Investigation
Grant Graham
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-BPA-150 B $40 Bloodstains on Fabrics and the use of an ALS Craig Moore
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-TPI-553 A $25 Ten Print Certification Test Preparation Owen McDonnell
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-LPI-180 B $60 Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) - The Basics Phillip D. Morgan

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Time Code Level Cost Title Presenter
10:00am to 5:00pm W-ART-508 INT $60 Creating Composite Images with Adobe Photoshop and Bridge Rainer Wortmann
10:00am to 12:00pm W-CSIS-05 B $25 CSI Series: DNA Collection Steven O'Dell
10:00am to 12:00pm W-POD-067 INT $30 Intermediate Forensic Gait Analysis Ivan Birch
10:00am to 3:30pm W-BIS-176 B $25 Understanding the FBI Identity History Summary –
External Next Generation Identification (NGI) Response
Christina Knotts-Gladwin
10:00am to 12:00pm W-LLS-198 B $25 Succeed with your Strengths Jennifer Greene
10:00am to 12:00pm W-CSIS-06 B $30 CSI Series: Basic Crime Scene Diagramming Michael Allard
10:00am to 12:00pm W-LPI-142 INT $30 Crease and Third Level Ridge Details Workshop John Vanderkolk
10:00am to 12:00pm W-BPA-519 B $30 Swipes, Wipes and Transfer Stains Jeff Gurvis
10:00am to 12:00pm W-LPD-091 B $40 Taking the Latent Fingerprint Lab into the Field...
pretty much anything goes!
Wade Knaap
10:00am to 12:00pm W-TPI-552 INT $25 Legal Side of Tenprint Case Law Owen McDonnell
10:00am to 12:00pm W-LPI-084 INT $60 Making a latent print court chart Workshop Robert Sanders
2:00pm to 5:00pm W-PHO-240 INT $40 Imaging the Unseen with Digital Ultraviolet (UV), Visible (VIS)
and Infrared (IR) Technology: Preliminary Bruising and Tattoo Studies
Stephanie Hoffman
2:00pm to 5:00pm W-CSIS-09 B $30 CSI Series: Detection and recording of 2 dimensional and
3 dimensional footwear and tire impression evidence
Lucas Percy
2:00pm to 4:00pm W-POD-068 A $30 Advanced Forensic Gait Analysis Ivan Birch
2:00pm to 5:00pm W-TPI-028 INT $25 Moot Court for the Tenprint Examiner Kevin Burke
2:00pm to 5:00pm W-LLS-197 B $25 Improving Team Results by Focusing on Strengths Jennifer Greene
2:00pm to 4:30pm W-LPI-182 B $30 Scientific Basics of Palm Prints Recording Phillip Morgan
2:00pm to 5:00pm W-BPA-521 INT $25 A Taxonomic Methodology for Bloodstain Identification
and Scene Processing
Jonathan Priest
2:00pm to 5:00pm W-TPI-163 INT $30 Unique Way of Taking Major Case Prints Kathy Hentges
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-LPI-039 INT $60 Latent Comparison Software for the Forensic Examiner King Brown
2:30pm to 4:30pm W-LPI-265 A $25 Making Sense of the Statistics in the PCAST Report Glenn Langenburg

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Time Code Level Cost Title Presenter
8:00am to 12:00pm W-FWT-049 INT $40 Examination and Comparison of Tires, Tire Treads and Tire Tracks Dwane Hilderbrand
8:00am to 12:00pm W-CSIS-08 B $35 CSI Series: Latent Print and Firearms Evidence at the Scene Ronan Shouldice
8:00am to 5:00pm W-ART-168 B $40 Sculpting the Human Skull Daniel Marion
8:00am to 5:00pm W-LPI-293 INT $25 Recording Friction Ridge Detail - Train The Trainer Robert Grant
8:00am to 5:00pm W-BPA-151 INT $50 A Courtroom Appropriate Demonstrative Aid
For Bloodstain Pattern Examiners — Part 1 of 2
Workshop continues on 8/11 10am-12noon
(Registration for both part 1 and 2 is required)
Craig Moore
8:00am to 12:00pm W-GEN-262 B $25 Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners Hal Stern
8:00am to 12:00pm W-LPI-071 INT $30 Reducing Erroneous Exclusions: The Workshop! Penny Dechant
8:00am to 12:00pm W-LPI-139 B $25 Standing on the cutting edge of forensics,
taking steps towards the future
Thomas Wortman
8:00am to 12:00pm W-LPI-278 INT $40 Comparison of Plantar Friction Ridge Impressions - Workshop Jon T. Stimac
8:00am to 12:00pm W-BPA-241 INT $40 Fluid Dynamics as it Relates to Dripping Blood Jan Johnson
8:00am to 12:00pm W-CSI-177 B $40 The Use of Liquid Latex for Soot Removal
in Arson Evidence Latent Print Processing
Andrew McIntyre
8:00am to 12:00pm W-PHO-107 A $60 Advanced Digital Imaging Workshop Stephen Greene
8:00am to 12:00pm W-BPA-205 INT $40 Examination of Bloodstains and Bloodstain Patterns on Clothing Tom Griffin
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-CSIS-07 B $30 CSI Series: Detection and Collection of Trace Evidence from Vehicles William Schneck
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-CSI-145 B $30 Forensic Mapping of Crime Scenes Michael Allard
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-TPI-079 INT $30 Fingerprint Pattern Interpretation: A lost art form? Sandy Siegel
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-LPI-130 B $40 Latent Print Training Programs - Building Your Lab's Future Alice White
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-LPI-263 B $25 An Overview of the ACE-V Process Glenn Langenburg
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-LPI-185 INT $30 Latent Print Testimony: how to be transparent without feeling naked Heidi Eldridge
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-CSI-120 B $35 Circle of Life: Circle of Death
(4-hour workshop for Crime Scene Investigators & General Forensics)
David Carter
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-CSI-036 B $30 Using Luminol & BlueStar Forensic for the Identification
of Possible Blood Stains at the Crime Scene
King Brown
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-CSI-162 B $25 Latent Print 101 for the Non Examiner Michael Campbell
1:00pm to 5:00pm W-FWT-179 B $60 3D-Forensics - Mobile 3D-Scanner + 3D data analysis
for footwear/tire impression evidence
Stephen Crabbe

Friday, August 11, 2017

Time Code Level Cost Title Presenter
10:00am to 4:00pm W-DIG-104 INT $60 Modern Scientific Image / Video Processing and Analysis Techniques Jim Hoerricks
10:00am to 4:00pm W-CSI-153 B $30 Mobile analytical tools: achieve better strategies
for gathering and analyzing evidence in the field
Michael Kessler
10:00am to 4:00pm W-CSIS-02 B $25 CSI Series: Crime Scene Processing — Part 2 of 2
Registration for both part 1 (W-CSIS-01) and 2 (W-CSIS-02) is required
Timothy Burt
10:00am to 4:00pm W-ART-284 INT $30 The Composite Sketch - a diagnostic tune up Duncan Way
10:00am to 4:00pm W-PHO-037 A $35 Using High Dynamic Range and Panoramic Photography
to Record Crime Scene Evidence
King Brown
10:00am to 3:30pm W-CSI-160 INT $25 Helping CSI's Make Good Decisions on Latent Prints of "Value" Michael Campbell
10:00am to 3:30pm W-GEN-188 B $30 The use of alternate light sources and
ParaDNA for screening biological fluids
Allyce McWhorter
10:00am to 3:00pm W-CSI-203 B $30 Uncommon Methods for Common Forensic Evidence Kjell Carlsson
10:00am to 4:00pm W-LPI-235B INT $25 Making Optimal Decisions in Identifications and Exclusions -
A Scientific Approach
Thomas Busey
10:00am to 3:00pm W-LPI-161 INT $30 Palm Print Orientation and Comparison Techniques Kelley Counts
10:00am to 3:30pm W-BPA-062 INT $40 Photographing the Blood-Letting Event Scene David Doglietto
10:00am to 12:00pm W-BPA-151 INT $50 A Courtroom Appropriate Demonstrative Aid
For Bloodstain Pattern Examiners — Part 2 of 2
Workshop continues from 8/10 8am-5pm
(Registration for both part 1 and 2 is required)
Craig Moore
10:00am to 12:00pm W-TPI-550 INT $25 Perfecting your skills: A classification Systems refresher
for ten print examiners
Ann Punter
10:00am to 1:00pm W-LPI-181 INT $60 Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) - Intermediate/Advanced Kimberly Bolyard
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-GEN-060 B $25 ISO/IEC 17020 for Police Science Units David Grady
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-CSI-083 B $40 Processing and Automated Captioning
of Crime Scene Photographs Workshop
Robert Sanders
1:00pm to 4:00pm W-BPA-204 B $35 Recognizing Voids and How to Use Them in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Tom Griffin

Note that some time changes and / or program cancellations may occur