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
- Glass Comparisons
- Footwear Tread Examinations
- Tire Tread Examinations
|Fire Debris and Explosives AnalysisLatent Fingerprint ProcessingMarijuana IdentificationPresumptive Blood TestingCrime Scene AnalysisFilament 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.