Fingerprint Analysis Expert 524220 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a latent print examiner with expertise in analyzing, comparing and evaluating, and identifying latent finger and palm print evidence from crime scenes; in fingerprint detection with powders (regular, magnetic and fluorescents) and the application of chemical techniques for visualizing latent prints and other blood protein development stains for latent print visualization; and in the recovery of friction skin (i.e., finger, palms, soles) from decomposed, mummified, burned, and macerated bodies in death investigations. I have additional knowledge in computerized fingerprint identification systems, including The NEC Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS); the Western Identification Network (WIN); the FBI Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS); and, The Phoenix Group AFIX Tracker system (a localized AFIS system for tracking and searching latent prints). I am offering my services as a fingerprint analysis expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

I have testified in over 130 criminal trials in the Federal, Superior and Municipal courts in the States of Wyoming and California. As an expert witness, I testified about the identity of friction skin evidence, the physical and chemical development process to visualize latent prints, and the Subject, Transfer and Environment (STE) factors affecting recovery of latent prints.


Degree Subject Institution
Criminal Justice Santa Monica College
General Education Grossmont College
A.S. Laramie County Community College

Licenses Certifications

International Association for Identification – Certified Latent Print Examiner

Awards & Affiliation

International Association for Identification
United Kingdom Fingerprint Society
Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers
California Division of the International Association for Identification

Primary Affiliation

International Association for Identification