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SHELL ISLAND RESORT
Reservation Cutoff Deadline Date: 04/11/2020
Any reservation requests made after the reservation due date of 04/11/2020 will be accepted on a space available basis at the prevailing rate. At reservation due date, all unused rooms and suites will be automatically released for general sale.
All group attendees will be responsible for their own room, tax and incidental charges.
Room Rates: $129.00
Rooms must be booked by calling the Shell Island Sales Department directly to get this rate.
Shell Island Sales: (910) 344-0888
Mention Code NCIAI. Internet bookings will not reflect our special pricing.
PARKING NOTE: The parking deck at Shell Island Resort has a maximum height of 6’6”.
If you are driving a taller van or SUV, please contact NCIAI President Randy Horton in advance for special parking.
- 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.
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.
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 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 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! Documenting a bullet hole for reconstruction.
The Math of Shooting Incident Reconstruction
Melissa Southern has been the Forensic Photographer/ Digital Images/Graphics Specialist at Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification since June 2004. She has been an IAI Certified Forensic Photographer since September 2011. Melissa has experience in commercial and museum photography as well. She has had photographs published in the Guide to the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
, Nature Photographer magazine, various product magazines, and several other publications. Melissa has been teaching photography classes in a variety of photography topics since 2004. She has presented at the Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend, Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic, Recreational Equipment Inc (REI), the City of Orlando, and Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Melissa has judged numerous photography and art competitions over the years for a variety of groups. Melissa has a BA in Anthropology from UNC Wilmington and an Associate Degree in Photography with a concentration in Biomedical Photography from Randolph Community College.
Adobe Photoshop and Latent Enhancement
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.
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.