Photography and Collection of Impression Evidence (Shoeprint/Tire) (7 hours)
Impression evidence is possibly the most overlooked evidence at a crime scene. No matter the nature of the scene the perpetrator must enter and leave the scene. Proper documentation and collection of impression evidence at a scene is vital for the lab scientist to be able to conduct a viable comparison. It is preferred if attendees could bring a camera (DSLR), tripod, and flash. If the camera used in normal duties is not a DSLR, bring what attendee typically uses or has access to.
Kevin Jenkins has been in the Forensic Science field for over 30 years, four years at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta and 26 years for the Washington State Patrol in Spokane. He has been working on impression cases for most of those 30 years. He also examines evidence in the areas of damage assessment, fibers, glass, paint and polymers, tapes, and vehicle lamps. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).