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If you are driving a taller van or SUV, please contact NCIAI President Randy Horton in advance for special parking.

Registration Options:
- Full Registration NCIAI Member - $ 140.00
- Full Registration Non-Member - $175.00
[Full Registration includes all daily lectures, workshops, one evening social event & banquet]
- Guest cost per social evening event - $25.00
- Guest cost for banquet $50.00
- Daily Attendance incl. social event $50.0
Lt. Brian Murphy - NEVER GIVE UP
Lt. Brian Murphy (retired) from the Oak Creek Police Department in Wisconsin. Lt Murphy was the first officer on the scene on August 5, 2012, after 40-year-old Wade Michael Page fatally shot six people and wounded four others at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Lt. Murphy will go through the incident in detail showing actual video footage and lessons learned. Lt. Murphy later earned the Congressional Badge of Bravery and Presidential Medal of Valor.

Training Will Cover:
- History of the White Supremacist Movement. - Department lead up to active shooter events. - Complete de-brief of the shooting including response from multiple agencies and disciplines. - Mindset to survive deadly force encounters. - PTSD and effects of Family. - Preparation for deadly force encounters.
Ben David, District Attorney
District Attorney Ben David received his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. degree from Wake
Forest University School of Law. He was employed for three years in the trademark litigation section of the
Intellectual Property group at Petree Stockton, now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. He became the elected
district attorney five years after joining the Fifth District (New Hanover and Pender Counties) and is currently in his
fourth term.

Ben was born in New York City but moved to Gainesville, FL at a young age. Following his high school graduation
from P.K. Yonge, Ben enrolled at the University of Florida. Ben was an active member of the UF campus and
graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Ben’s professional organizations include the National District Attorney’s Association, the NC District Attorneys
Association, and the NC State Bar. He is a member of the Wilmington Downtown Rotary and a founding member
of the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence in Wilmington. As District Attorney, he
served on the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, the Governor’s Gang Task Force, and is a founding
member of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration.

Ben is a past president of the NC Conference of District Attorneys, and has twice served as a delegate for the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Most recently, he received his certification as a handler for POTTER, a facility dog used in the courthouse to assist victims of crime.

Ben is the author of “Community-Based Prosecution in North Carolina: An Inside-Out Approach to Public Service at the Courthouse, on the Street, and in the Classroom,” which was published in the Spring 2012 Wake Forest Law Review. Ben is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, where he teaches Crime and Community on the Cape Fear, a survey for college students and community member of the law and crime in the region. He serves as an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, where he attends with his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Maddie, Sophie, and Fitz.
Nonhuman vs. Human Bone Workshop
This workshop is designed to introduce law enforcement to the basics of determining human versus nonhuman bone.  It will include real human and nonhuman skeletal elements to compare in various states of completeness and conditions.  The workshop will consist of a short lecture and several hands on labs.

This workshop will be held off-site at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Osteology Lab in Osprey Hall (Room OS 1025) and is limited to 24 individuals due to limited space in the Lab.  All participants must sign a liability waiver for UNCW and will receive a University visitor parking pass.

There will be no pre-registration for the class.  The first 24 registered attendees that sign up at the registration desk will be included on the roster. 
Robert Lee Adkins - FBI CJIS

Robert Lee Atkins is a Biometric Images Examiner with the Biometric Identification and Analysis Unit of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Services Division.  He is part of the Altered Biometric Identification Program, a group dedicated to the detection, identification, research, and correction of records containing altered fingerprints.

Altered Biometric Identification Program (ABIP):
The ABIP is dedicated to the identification of altered fingerprints.  This initiative aims to detect fingerprint alternations and leverage biographic information, facial recognition capabilities, and the latent algorithm to ensure that the NGI System links all appropriate events.  Concurrently, the ABIP team is involved in the pursuit of automated solutions to detect altered fingerprints.  The ABIP group serves as a point of contact for law enforcement partners, providing support, assistance, and information to those encountering altered fingerprints. 
Jenny Ora Anand, MPH, RN, CEN, SANE - UNC SANE Program Clinical Coordinator
Jenny Anand is UNC’s new and first official full time SANE Program Clinical Coordinator. 
Jenny received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She has nearly 10 years of nursing experience, working in predominantly underserved hospitals in the emergency department setting in Texas and now North Carolina. She took her SANE training when she first moved to NC nearly 5 years ago. During her time here, she has also received her Masters of Public Health at Gillings where she focused on Maternal Child Health. Her Master’s Project was a Monitoring & Evaluation Plan for UNC’s SANE program. In her present role she has co-taught the Combined (pediatric/adolescent/adult) SANE training, and is currently working to build a 3-day clinical SANE training. With this, she hopes to reduce the lull for nurses needing clinical experience after taking the didactic class, and increase the number of nurses who become independent SANE practitioners. Jenny is also an active participant of the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Response Committee (DVSARC) in Orange County.  Beyond this, she also sits on many multidisciplinary cold case review teams to reduce the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit back log in NC. 
Come learn about the critical work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) through both a medical and forensic lens. Join Ms. Anand as she details out the vital importance of how the first interactions a victim has with medical staff and law enforcement impact the prevalence of post-traumatic stress in this population. Acquire best practices on how to combat these negative effects by being trauma informed. Additionally, gain an understanding of how extensive a full forensic exam is, and the benefit of elicited evidence at both the individual and societal level.  Finally, gain an understanding of the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit backlog in NC, and what is being done to rectify it. 
Brian Dew, CLPE

AFIS First and Other Time-Efficient Ideas 

Many agencies are confronted with high volumes of latent print casework and backlogs. Analysis of case data at the New Hanover County Sheriff's Crime Laboratory has shown that using AFIS prior to conducting submitted suspect comparisons may save time over fully manual searches and assist the examiner with latent prints that are difficult to search. Other ideas such as limited examinations and the utilization of other personnel will be discussed.
Shelly Brazelle
Shelly Brazelle is a Document Analyst with the US Secret Service Counterfeit Forensic Section in Washington, DC.  She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her current duties include the evaluation of authenticity of US Treasury obligations and other financial documents through physical, optical and chemical examinations.
Counterfeit Currency: Did you know that the US Secret Service was originally created to suppress counterfeit currency within the United States?  Understanding what should be in your wallet is the first step to identifying counterfeit currency.  This presentation will cover the security features in US currency, counterfeit statistics within the US and what you should do if you find a counterfeit note.
Brittany Karlen - FBI CJIS
Brittany Karlen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic and Investigative Sciences from West Virginia University in 2008. In 2009, she entered on duty as a fingerprint examiner with the FBI’S Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division in Clarksburg, WV where she gained experience with the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) as well as the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) System. Brittany accepted a Biometric Image Specialist position in 2012 to work with manual palm prints. Recently, she joined the Palm Services and Analytical Team (PSAT) as a Management and Program Analyst who supports the National Palm Print System (NPPS) by ensuring its integrity and growth. Brittany also currently serves as an Analyst for the FBI’s Victim Services Response Team.
National Palm Print System (NPPS):
The presentation will include the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s update on the status of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System’s National Palm Print System (NPPS).  The session will consist of a brief overview of the NPPS and describe how palm prints have further evolved law enforcement’s use of biometrics for identification and investigative purposes.  The presentation will focus on common issues related to palm print capture and enrollment from partner law enforcement agencies and the effects of these issues.  The presentation will also discuss recent and future enhancements to the NPPS and provide highlights of operational successes.
Glenn Langenburg, CLPE
Glenn Langenburg is a certified latent print examiner. Currently, he manages a consulting business (Elite Forensic Services, LLC). He has experience with crime scenes and bloodstain pattern evidence; he is certified as a general criminalist by the American Board of Criminalistics. Glenn has a Ph.D. in Forensic Science from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. His thesis, “A Critical Analysis and Study of the ACE-V Process”, focuses on decision-making and the application of ACE-V by fingerprint experts. Glenn has lectured and hosted workshops nationally and internationally at forensic science conferences in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe on topics including Daubert issues, research, probabilistic approach, error rates, and fingerprint methodology. He has published numerous research articles in peer reviewed journals. Glenn had the privilege of serving the fingerprint community as a member of SWGFAST (Scientific Working Group for Friction Ridge Analysis, Study, and Technology) for 10 years. He has a weekly podcast on fingerprint issues with co-host Eric Ray called the Double Loop Podcast.
Using a Case AFIS sytem to Solve Cold Cases
Recent Legal Challenges to Fingerprints
Activity Level Propositions in Fingerprints:  Action, Age, and Arrangement!
Joe M. Maberry, Senior Fingerprint Specialist
Joe has worked for a federal law enforcement agency laboratory as a fingerprint specialist for over 27 years. He retired from the Dallas Police Department where he was a Detective with the Identification Division and conducted crime scene searches, developed and compared latent prints, and served as the Division Training Officer. Joe is a Past President of the Texas Division of the International Association for Identification (T.D.I.A.I.). He is also PastPresident of the International Association for Identification (IAI), a professional organization with over 6,000 members from around the world and is a Certified Latent Print Examiner and a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst with the IAI. Joe graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Latent Print Development in the Murder Investigation of President John F Kennedy: Crime scene investigation and forensic evidence from Texas School Book Depository
Casson Reynolds
Casson was in law enforcement for over 14 years with the majority of his time spent in crime scene investigations or forensics.  He began his career with the Charlottesville Police Department where he was a patrol officer, a gang officer, and a senior evidence technician.  He quickly rose to become the on-duty supervisor for crime scene investigations and forensics.  He then joined the Gastonia Police Department where he was a patrol officer, a gang officer, and a forensic detective.  While he was with the Gastonia Police Department, he was sworn under the Federal Bureau of Investigations for gang investigations.  He also began instructing in forensics and crime scene investigations at the American Academy of Applied Forensics and the American Intercontinental University.  He then went onto the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for a short time before returning to North Carolina to join the North Carolina Justice Academy.  He has assisted dozens of local, state, and federal agencies with crime scene investigations and forensic analysis.

Casson obtained his Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Boston University and his Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Radford University.  He is a Certified Crime Scene Analyst through the International Association of Identification and has his North Carolina Death Investigator Certificate.  He has been recognized in court as an expert in crime scene investigations, shooting reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, and latent print development.  He also has his North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and his North Carolina Advanced Gang Specialist Certificate.

Casson is the Co-Chair of the training committee of the North Carolina International Association for Identification.  Casson implemented and has hosted the NCIAI CSI Training Seminar at the NCJA West since 2017.  He is on the Academy Consensus Board for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis through the American Academy of Forensic Science and a member of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction.
Bullet Holes!
Using scientific principles and reconstructive analysis, we can learn a great amount from a single bullet hole.  This presentation/workshop will cover several aspects of bullet hole analysis to include, directionality, behaviors between bullets and surface materials, determining the four different measurements, and some of the complications that come with shooting incident reconstruction. 
The Math of Shooting Incident Reconstruction.
Now that you have the measurements and directionality of a bullet hole, we can use mathematical principals to determine the shooters location.  This workshop will have attendees work through a scenario to mathematically determine the shooters probable location and understand some of the complications and limitations. 
Emotional Wellness and Bias in the Investigation.
It is important that we all understand how our own personal wellbeing, and that of our coworkers, can affect not only our personal lives but also the cases we investigate.  This presentation will discuss some of the signs to look out for, how to cope, discussion of institutional pressures, and how it all can affect our lives and careers.   
Melissa Southern
An award-winning photographer and presenter, Melissa Southern has been shooting since childhood and a working professional since 2003. She has photographed all over the United States as well as in Ireland, England, France, and Mexico. Melissa has photographs published in the Guide to the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, Nature Photographer magazine, various product magazines, and several other publications. She has presented at Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend and the Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic (where she is a member of the TEAM for both events), Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), the City of Orlando, and Sarah P. Duke Gardens. She has judged numerous photography competitions over the years  for various groups. Melissa has worked as a forensic photographer for over fifteen years. Melissa was the first International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Forensic Photographer in North Carolina. Melissa has a B.A. in Anthropology and an Associate Degree in Photography.

Latent Enhancement Using Adobe Photoshop (1 hour)
We will go over the basics of enhancing photographs of latent prints in Adobe Photoshop CC 2020 using multiple different examples. We will discuss some of the successes and some of the challenges in latent enhancement. Please bring some images (photos or scans) from your agency that we can work on, particularly ones that have been difficult to enhance.

Facial Recognition Presentation (30 minutes)
We will do a quick description and discussion of facial recognition technology and how CCBI uses facial recognition. We will walk through the process of facial recognition and morphological comparison and discuss the differences between the two. We will talk about some of the issues that are challenging facial recognition in the news across the country and the reality of what facial recognition is.

Carrie Sutherland

Regional Program Specialist, Region 7: FL, GA, NC, PR, SC, and VI
In her current position as a Regional Program Specialist for NamUs, The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, Carrie Sutherland provides case management, training, outreach and support for the stakeholders in her assigned region. Carrie has served as member of the National Institute of Justice’s Cold Case Working Group and the Missing Migrant Working Group and she currently serves on the Florida Sheriff’s Association Cold Case Advisory Commission. She has been a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the International Homicide Investigators Association.

Prior to her current role, Carrie was employed by the NFSTC, where she served as a coordinator for the forensic and regional services for the NamUs Program. She functioned as a supervisor to the regional administrators and contract subject matter experts (SMEs), while maintaining a region and serving as a SME. Prior to her NamUs role, Carrie was a Senior Forensic Specialist in DNA at the NFSTC. She was responsible for providing instruction for various DNA and Biological screening training programs and workshops. She also validated DNA instruments, performed technology evaluations and conducted DNA laboratory audits using FBI Quality Audit Standards. Before joining NFSTC, Carrie was a crime laboratory analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), where she performed forensic serology and DNA testing, and provided expert witness testimony when required as a qualified expert witness. She was also a local administrator for the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, NamUs – What is NamUs and how can it help your cases?
NamUs – Additional resources and new programs and trends.
Melissa Torpey, MS
WORKSHOP: Nonhuman vs. Human Bone

Melissa Torpey has worked as a forensic anthropologist for 14 years.  She served as a subject matter expert for the Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit at the FBI Laboratory.  Her research and casework experience has included vertebral aging, unidentified and missing persons cases, facial imaging, and time since death.

Melissa currently teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and trains law enforcement annually at the American Academy of Applied Forensics at Central Piedmont Community College and TriTech Forensic Training.   

Assistant Insturctors: Chelsea Oldhouser, MS & John Navarra, MA

Alice White
Alice White has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She began her career in latent prints in 1997 and has been certified in latent prints by the International Association for Identification since 2001. Alice served/serves on the Scientific Working Group for Friction Ridge Analysis, Study, and Technology; NIST Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Prints; AAFS Standards Board Friction Ridge Consensus Body; RTI's Human Factors Sourcebook Working Group; OSAC Friction Ridge Subcommittee; and the JFI Editorial Board. Alice has published numerous articles and lectured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. More information about Alice and training courses can be found at: https://evolveforensics.com
The Discriminating Power of Friction Ridge Arrangements: Lessons from Developmental Biology, Twin Studies, Pattern & Minutiae Distribution Studies, and Statistical Models:The following questions will be explored in this lecture: What is developmental noise? What is developmental stability? What is fluctuating asymmetry? Why are some aspects of the friction ridge skin useful for determining the anatomical origin (finger, palm, foot) and distal orientation (up) of a latent print? Why are the arrangements of the ridges in the friction ridge skin highly discriminating? What features of the friction ridge skin do twins tend to share in common and why? Why do people have different fingerprints on their own fingers? Why do pattern force regions tend to have a high density of common minutiae (ending ridges and bifurcations) all pointing the same direction? Why are there more complex minutiae around cores and deltas in fingerprints? Why do thumbs and index fingers have more minutiae, and more variety of complex minutiae, than the other fingers? Everything starts with the skin…
Articulating the ACE-V Process in Friction Ridge Examinations: Any discussion of training, testing, technical review, conflict resolution, process improvement, and errors must first start with an adequate description of the ACE-V process. The description of the process must include: 1) the magnitude, variation, and hierarchical nature of the data available in the impressions and 2) the useful (and necessary) heuristics analysts use during the examination of friction ridge impressions. Over the years, the comparison process has frequently been over-simplified to Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Details with “agreement” and “disagreement” during a side by side comparison. This over-simplification leaves tremendous gaps in the examination process. Those gaps become pitfalls for the analysts. Alice will present a more nuanced discussion of the ACE-V process that provides a pathway for the development of training programs and quality management systems.
The Nature of Visual Expertise in Latent Print Examiners: The “science” behind the examiner’s ability to analyze and compare latent prints to known prints is rooted in vision science. Concepts from vision science include the roles of the eye, the lateral geniculate nucleus, and the primary visual cortex in the processing of visual information. There are special ways an expert’s visual system processes information, such as configural processing. These special pathways separate novices and trained experts in many critical ways. This lecture will provide an overview of these vision science concepts and provide attendees a foundation for defending their expertise in court.
Douglas A. Young
Doug began his law enforcement career with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department in Southwestern Indiana.  While working at the Sheriff’s Office, Doug attended Vincennes University where he majored in Law Enforcement/Criminalistics, graduating Cum Laude.  Doug began his training as a crime scene technician for the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and held that position from 1993 – 1998.  In December of 1998, Doug moved to Texas and took a job with the Austin Texas Police Department as a Sr. Crime Scene Specialist.  While in Texas, Doug became certified as a Crime Scene Investigator through the International Association for Identification. 
In November of 2002, Doug took the position of Chief of Police with the Oakland City Police Department in Indiana, where he served until May 2007.  That same month, Doug moved to Thornton, Colorado where he took a position as a Crime Scene Investigator.  In August 2009, Doug was promoted to Sr. Criminalist and continues to serve in this capacity.

Doug has lectured both domestically and internationally on various Forensic topics to include Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Entomology, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Shooting Incident Reconstruction and Crime Scene Reconstruction.  Doug has been qualified as an expert witness in both Federal and State Courts.

Doug is a past President of both the Indiana and Rocky Mountain Division of the International Association for Identification and is still an active member of both the parent body IAI and the Rocky Mountain Division.  Doug served as the Regional Representative for the RMDIAI until 2019.  Doug is a member of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR) and is the co-founder of the Colorado Forensic Investigators Group (COFIG).  Doug is the owner of Triad Forensics, a small forensic training and consulting company located  in Longmont, CO.
Crime Scene Reconstrcution - "Nothing Just Happens" This course was designed with both the newer and more seasoned forensics investigators in mind.  The class was structured from a “generalist” CSI’s point of view and built on the foundation of work from individuals such as Locard, Heinrich and May.  The class begins with a discussion of the various forensic disciplines which must be understood and embraced as well as the difference between the “Specialist” and “Generalist” mindsets as they apply to Crime Scene Reconstruction.

A participants delve deeper into the process, concepts such as Bias, Causation, Critical Thinking and Logic are discussed.  These discussions lead to the development of a basic reconstructive foundation and students will utilize the scientific methodology as the vehicle for conducting their case reconstructions by examining actual case materials.  Students will examine multiple cases to reinforce the numerous concepts and methodologies they must understand to conduct a complete reconstruction.

The class concludes with students conducting a basic Crime Scene Reconstruction of an assigned case.  Students will work in groups using the information they learned in class and the provided case information to assemble a working theory of what may or may not have transpired in their cases.  Students will be asked to present their groups conclusion(s) to the rest of the class.

This 4 hour block of instruction it not designed to make you an expert in Crime Scene Investigation, but to provide participants with a better understanding of the diverse nature and cooperative effort that many of these investigations take on.
2020 NCIAI EXCELLENCE AWARD (AKA The Professional High 5 Award)

The NCIAI Awards and Goodwill Committee is looking for an NCIAI member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty on a case/event. The case/event can be any type: latent, footwear, forensic, or just a BIG or involved case/event.


The case/event would have to have occurred or been disposed of in court within the last 2 years, between April 17, 2018, and April 17, 2020.



The NCIAI Awards and Goodwill Committee is looking for those talented NCIAI photographers out there. We want you to show us your best photos from the past year.

There are two categories for entry:

1. Forensics: forensics in the lab or field and police related activity.
Open: everything else (portraits, landscapes, sports, etc.)

Entries will be made digitally this year and can be B&W or color.
Each person can enter up to 4 photographs.