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Richard Ernest
Lab Director
6058 East Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth TX 76112
USA
phone: 817-228-6526
Richard Ernest is an award winning Forensic Scientist and Consultant who has over 31 years of Experience in Analytical Criminalistics and Forensic Ballistics. During his career he has worked literally thousands of forensic cases, and testified hundreds of times. Mr. Ernest is one of a very few private forensic ballistics consultants in the United States. He also owns and operates his own independent forensic firearms laboratory. He has worked cases all across the United States. His clients include law enforcement agencies, district attorney's offices, civil and criminal case lawyers, private individuals, journalists, writers, educators and students.

Mr. Ernest has performed work on such notable cases as the Atlanta Murdered and Missing Children (Georgia vs. Wayne Williams), the Branch Davidian cases from Waco, the Texas Cadets Murder (Texas vs. David Graham and Dianne Zamora), the Miami SWAT case (USA vs. Acuna, et. al. - the Richard Brown case), and the Jayson Williams case (NJ vs. Jayson Williams).

Areas of Expertise:
  • Firearm Examination and Testing
  • Bullet and Cartridge Case Examinations and Comparisons
  • Ammunition Evaluation and Testing
  • Shooting Scene Reconstructions
  • Shooting Accident Reconstructions
  • Shooting Scene Re-enactments
  • Distance Determinations from Gunshot Wounds and Clothing
  • Gunshot Residue Analysis (GSR) and GSR Consultation
  • Tool Mark Examinations and Comparisons
  • Gun Safety and Design Issues
  • Serial Number Restorations
  • Crime Scene Examinations and Consultations
  • Footwear Identification
  • Tire Track Identification
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    Allan V. Wright
    Forensic Investigator / Collision Reconstructionist
    PO Box 272
    Ray Brook NY 12977
    USA
    phone: 518-524-0273
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    Allan V. Wright is an experienced Forensic Investigator, Collision Reconstructionist, and Trainer with a strong practical knowledge base.

    Mr. Wright retired from the New York State Police Forensic Identification Unit after 31 years of service at the rank of Senior Investigator. He was an active member, as well as in charge of the Collision Reconstruction Unit for the five northern counties of New York State. During his career, he has investigated over 1,000 motor vehicle collisions and processed many crime scenes including homicide, rape, assault, etc.

    Mr. Wright began his training and experience as a Collision Reconstructionist in 1992 and since has received additional training in the fields of Commercial Motor Vehicles, Pedestrian, Bicycles, and Motorcycles.

    With additional training from the State Police in Forensic Photography, Crime Scene Processing, and Latent Print Examination and Analysis, Mr. Wright is trained in the field of Crime Scene Investigation as well. He rose to the position of member-in-charge of the State Police Troop Forensic Unit before his retirement, responsible for crime scene management and on-scene investigation and supervision and latent fingerprint search and analysis, in addition to training of all new unit members.

    A prior Adjunct Instructor in courses for Collision Reconstruction and Forensic Photography, Mr. Wright offers a 20 hour course offering hands on training in crime scene processing. Titled, Crime Scene Processing - A Common Sense Approach, the course is designed to aid the police officer or investigator in scene documentation, evidence collection, and court presentation.

    Litigation Support - Allan V. Wright has given expert testimony in the field of Collision Reconstruction as well as Crime Scene Investigation. He has testified in criminal court in various County and Local courts, as well as Grand Juries in Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, and St Lawrence Counties.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Motor vehicle collisions
    • Time / Distance Studies
    • Speed Calculations
    • Bulb Examination
    • Tire Examination
    • Seatbelt Assessment
    • Pedestrian and Bicycle
    • Commercial Motor Vehicles
    • Motorcycle
  • Scene Assessment
  • Vehicle Impact Speeds
  • Area of Impact
  • Seatbelt Usage
  • Sight Distance Analysis
  • Perception Reaction Analysis
  • Crash Avoidance Possibilities
  • Damage Profile Assessment
  • Police Report Review
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    Allan Bayle
    Independent Fingerprint Expert
    77 Great North Way
    Hendon
    London England NW4 1PT
    GBR
    phone: 044-0208-201-5687
    fax: 044-0208-201-5687
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    Allan Bayle is a Forensic Scientist who has been engaged in the Identification of Persons by means of Finger, Thumb and Palm Prints for more than 31 years. Mr. Bayle is a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses and enrolled on the United Kingdom Register of Expert Witnesses. During his career with the Metropolitan Police Service, his name was on the register of Fingerprint Experts in England & Wales, which is held at The National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation in Durham, on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers.

    Mr. Bayle successfully completed the basic and advanced Forensic Scene Examination courses within the Metropolitan Police Service. He accomplished five operational tours of duty, examining scenes of crime covering burglary to murder scenes. In 1993, he received a commendation for his outstanding scene examination.

    Allan Bayle has been a recognized expert since 1981. In April 1998, he completed a Forensic Ridgeology course in America and has given evidence on finger / palm identifications and related matters in all types of courts, including the Federal Court in Philadelphia, USA. He is considered considered Britain's leading authority on Forensic Ridgeology.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Re-examination of Latent Print Evidence
    • Examination and Analyzing of Evidence for Latent Finger and Palm Prints (prosecution or defense
    • Comparison of Latent Prints and Inked (record) Finger and Palm Prints
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    Francis T. "Jay" Jarvis
    Forensic Scientist
    PO Box 116
    Armuchee GA 30105
    USA
    phone: 706-331-9971
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    Francis T. "Jay" Jarvis has over 30 years of experience as a Forensic Scientist, specializing in Forensic Ballistics and Firearms Analysis.

    During his 32 plus year career, Mr. Jarvis either performed casework in or was a supervisor for most of the forensic disciplines. Between 1982 and 1997, he wore a multitude of hats, performing casework in:
    • Firearms and Tool Marks
    • Hair
    • Fibers
    • Glass Comparisons
    • Footwear Tread Examinations
    • Tire Tread Examinations
  • Fire Debris and Explosives Analysis
  • Latent Fingerprint Processing
  • Marijuana Identification
  • Presumptive Blood Testing
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Filament Analysis
  • Following his retirement from the Georgia State Crime Lab, Jay Jarvis started Arma Forensics to provide personalized, timely and unbiased forensic services for clients. He has testified as an expert in Federal Court and the courts of Georgia and several other states over 750 times. Mr. Jarvis' specialty is firearms identification and ballistics but he also has casework experience in trace evidence.

    Mr. Jarvis has extensive experience in crime laboratory accreditation, having served as an accreditation assessor and as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), including one year as the Board Chair.

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    Georgia’s Crime Doctor is the story of Dr. Herman Jones, the Alabama native who is responsible for establishing the Georgia State Crime Laboratory. Tracing the steps of Jones and his wife June back to Auburn in the 1930’s, this book chronicles the people, places and events which shaped modern day forensic science in the state of Georgia.
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    Donald R. Schuessler, MS
    Physical Evidence Consultant
    PO Box 8528
    Coburg OR 97408
    USA
    phone: 541-517-0397
    Donald R. Schuessler, MS is a Physical Evidence and Certified Bloodstain Pattern Examiner. He has been working in Forensic Evidence Evaluation and Crime Scene Investigation since 1978. His previous work for the Eugene Police Department and as a Deputy Medical Examiner provide a broad base of experience and knowledge useful to both the defense and prosecution and have contributed to many successful case resolutions.

    The only certified examiner in the state of Oregon, Mr. Schuessler provides expert witness testimony throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has given expert opinion testimony in the state courts of Oregon, Washington, California, Utah and federal courts in Oregon and Washington. He also provides consultations and case review in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, New Jersey, Ohio, and Arizona.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Crime Scene Reconstruction
    • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
    • Latent Print Identification
    • Shooting Reconstruction - Bullet Flight Path
    • Footwear Impression Identification
    • Death Investigation
  • Serial Number Restoration
  • Firearms Operation Identification
  • Presumptive Blood Test
  • Marijuana Identification
  • Digital Photography
  • Evidence Integrity / Chain of Custody Procedure
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    Alan L. Friedman, PhD
    544 E Ogden Ave
    Ste 700-385
    Milwaukee WI 53202
    USA
    phone: 414-395-3460
    fax: 414-253-6950
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    Alan L. Friedman, PhD, specializes is Forensic DNA Analysis. He earned a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences and Cell Biology at the Pritzker School of Medicine.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Friedman brings over twenty years of experience translating forensic science into clear, understandable English for attorneys, judges and juries. Testimony in over 60 cases in 9 states as well as Federal Courts. Expert DNA case review, testimony and laboratory witnessing in sexual assaults, homicides, robberies and other major felonies as well as paternity and other civil cases. Accept public defender and court appointments.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Forensic DNA
    • Forensic Biology
    • Serology and Stain ID
    • Statistical Genetics
  • Case Review
  • Court Testimony
  • Laboratory Test Witnessing
  • Paternity
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    George Schiro, MS
    DNA Technical Leader - Forensic Scientist
    220 Woodgate Dr. S.
    Brandon MS 39042
    USA
    phone: 337-322-2724
    George Schiro is a DNA Technical Leader - Forensic Scientist. His duties include incorporating the DNA Advisory Board (DAB) standards, accountability for the technical operations of the lab, conducting DNA analysis using the 13 STR core loci and Y STR in casework, DNA research, forensic science training and crime scene investigation.

    Mr. Schiro has worked over 3500 cases and has qualified as an expert over 175 times in 31 Louisiana parish courts, Arkansas, California, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Texas, West Virginia, federal court, U.S. court-martial, and two Louisiana city courts. Has also consulted on cases in 29 states.

    Qualified as an Expert in the Following Areas:
  • Latent Fingerprint Development
  • Serology
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Science
  • Trajectory Reconstruction
  • Shoeprint Identification
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • DNA Analysis
  • Fracture Match Analysis
  • Hair Comparison
  • In 1989, I heard Dr. Henry Lee speak at a homicide conference in Metairie, Louisiana. Dr. Lee is currently the Connecticut Department of Public Safety Commissioner and, perhaps, the most famous forensic scientist in the world.

    3/30/2010 · Forensics
    One specialized operation that is routinely abused is the crime scene operation. From small police departments to large law enforcement agencies, the biggest problem with crime scene operations is the presence and interference of non-essential personnel at the scene. The law enforcement agency’s administration should deal with this and other crime scene investigation problems through effective crime scene management.